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Bethesda Volunteers

Volunteers are a significant part of the Bethesda team and play an important part in the lives of patients and visitors. Their generous time allows for Bethesda to offer additional services to our patients and visitors.

Volunteer positions at Bethesda Hospital include the following:
  • Meet & Greet
  • Palliative Care
  • Clerical Support for various staff members
  • Store person
  • Gardening assistance
To enquire about joining the team, please contact Kay McIntyre by either ringing the hospital on (08) 9340 6398 and leaving a message, or e-mail

Position Descriptions

Meet & Greet Volunteers
  • Meet and Greet visitors
  • Escort new patients to their rooms
  • Orientate new patients to their rooms
  • Direct queries, when appropriate to the main reception desk
  • Assist staff at main reception as required
  • Make up new admission packs
  • Assist with general clerical duties
Palliative Care Volunteer
  • Provide companionship and support for patients and their relatives and friends
  • Make sure that all items that the patient requires are within reach of the patient
  • Freshening flowers throughout the ward
  • Assist and accompany independent patients on walks
  • Take patients by wheelchair out of their rooms for a walk
  • Assist patients with food and/or fluids
  • Assist with patient completing menus
  • Make tea or coffee for relatives or patients
  • Keep area tidy
  • Provide hand and/or feet massages
  • Provide assistance to nurses as directed
  • Set up aromatherapy burners
Clerical Support, Store person, Gardening
These roles are as directed by the Managers of the appropriate areas
Personal Attributes required for volunteering
  • Good communication skills
  • Empathy & patience
  • An understanding of confidentiality and privacy
  • A friendly and helpful attitude
  • Reliability, punctuality and the ability to commit time to volunteer on regular basis
  • A willingness to undergo orientation and training and to attend Volunteer’s Meetings
  • A willingness to assist with fundraising activities