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Are you interested in finding out more about volunteering within Portland District Health? Fill out the registration form and return to the address on the form. Someone will contact you shortly after receiving the form to continue to the process.
Volunteers play a vital role within Portland District Health.
At present we have 250 registered volunteers with Portland District Health averaging a combined total of 1273 hours per month through various programs that assist the patients, clients, residents and staff.
There are many areas that use volunteers to enhance their programs.
Support in the wards: Volunteers are involved in a number of activities through out the hospital, supporting both the patients and the staff. Some of these activities include flower care, visiting with patients, administration assistance, patient support.
Community Transport: Volunteers will take Portland District Health clients in the Community Transport car to appointments etc.
Harbourside Lodge (Nursing Home): Volunteers enjoy some time with the residents involving visiting, activities and excursions.
Palliative Care: Support to Palliative Care patients and their families in the community.
Telecare: A telephone service providing reassurance and social support. Between 9.00am and 10.00am each weekday gives a friendly "good morning" call to Telecare participants in their home. These calls are made from the Community Health Centre, Otway St, Portland.
Old Timers Out and About groups: Volunteers provide support to a group of elderly people who prefer a small social setting for weekly get-togethers and social outings. The group meets casually in a friendly setting to chat, exchange ideas, information and to have fun.
Meals on Wheels: Volunteers use their own car to deliver meals to residents in their own homes.
Diabetes Australia Sub Agency: Volunteers oversee supply of diabetes equipment.
Pastoral Care: Representatives from church organisations conducting church services and visiting.
Portland District Health
33 Otway Street
Ph: (03) 5522 1180