Volunteers play an integral role in the delivery of Link Health and Community services and their work is much appreciated and valued by clinicians, staff, and consumers.
Our volunteer network has a proud history that dates back to 1970 and it continues to offer a variety of volunteer positions that are either ongoing, short term and/or on an occasional basis.
- Freely participate without financial reward
- Are placed in roles wherever possible that match their skill set and/or life experiences
- Are over 18 years of age
- Must attend an interview and complete relevant application forms
- Must undergo a police check and Working With Children check (where applicable)
- Are allocated a clinician or staff member to supervise and support them in their role
As a Link Health and Community volunteer, you will be required to carry out work that you have agreed to do, both responsibly and ethically. Link Health and Community for its part will make every effort to consider your availability, commitments and interests.
Link Health and Community offers all volunteers the opportunity to attend training, and will provide guidance and support in your role.
Volunteers support and assist in a variety of areas:
- Community Visitors Scheme – volunteers who visit socially isolated residents in Government-funded aged care facilities on a regular, one-to-one basis
- Administration – clerical duties such as word processing, updating resources, data entry, photocopying, newsletters and mail-outs
- Drivers – an integral part of Link Health and Community services providing client transport for appointments and programs
- Health Program Assistants – assist clinicians and allied health staff to conduct hydrotherapy, strength and balance, Link Walkers and strength training groups
- Social and Wellbeing Program Assistants – such as the Planned Activity Group (PAG), self-help groups and the LinkPETS program
Some volunteer programs are funded by the Commonwealth Home Support Programme.