Unfortunately due to COVID-19, volunteers are not attending the hospital or any location on-site. The on-site Volunteer Program is suspended until early 2021.
There are remote volunteer programs running in 2020, and there is a need for volunteer sewers to help sew scrubs uniforms for hospital staff. 
If you can sew, even a little, we need you now! Join our 'scrubs' sewing team and help make uniforms for our hospital staff.
For more information, email volunteers@bhs.org.au or phone 0428 178 097. 
Anyone can apply, and no previous experience in a health setting is necessary.

In usual circumstances Ballarat Health Services has a strong and vibrant volunteer workforce, providing support and assistance to patients, clients, residents and their families, right across the organisation. We expect a full return to volunteering at BHS in 2021.


We love our volunteers, and in usual times volunteering provides a wonderful opportunity to become involved and give back to the community.

It is a great way to learn new skills, gain experience and meet new people, and even make new friends.

In 2021 Ballarat Health Services will once again offer volunteers training opportunities, access to free immunisations and invitations to special events.

We usually offer a range of flexible volunteering opportunities, and expect our volunteer program to return to usual by early next year.


Volunteering opportunities in usual times:

At the Base Hospital; providing assistance and a friendly ear to visitors in the Emergency Department, Outpatients and Day Procedure Unit; assisting patients and visitors to find their way around the hospital in the Welcome Team; art and craft activities with children in the Pediatric Ward; sale of books and newspapers to patients; conducting patient satisfaction surveys and acting as a simulated patient for educational purposes.

At the Queen Elizabeth Centre; providing support and companionship to patients in Gandarra Palliative Care Unit; mentoring new amputees and fundraising activities with the QE Ladies Auxiliary.

At our Residential Aged Care facilities; providing companionship and assistance with games and fun activities such as cooking and outings.

In our Planned Activity Group Centres; helping staff deliver a program of fun and engaging activities to clients.


For more information, email volunteers@bhs.org.au or phone 0428 178 097. 

You can access our brochure and application form below to apply for our onsite programs returning in 2021.

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