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.

Anyone can apply, and no previous experience in a health setting is necessary.


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. Ballarat Health Services offers volunteers training opportunities, access to free immunisations and invitations to special events.

We offer a range of flexible volunteering opportunities.

At the Base Hospital
; providing assistance and a friendly ear to visitors in the Emergency Department, Outpatients and Day Procedure Unit; art and craft activities with children in the Paediatric 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 or phone 5320 3789. 

You can access our brochure and application form below.

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