Volunteers are being celebrated by Western NSW Local Health District during NSW Health Volunteer Week commencing 12 March.
Community Engagement Manager, Illona Dunn said the day is a good opportunity to recognise all the hard-working volunteers that contribute to the running of our health services day-to-day.
“With more than 400 volunteers across our 39 different facilities, we'd like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all of them for their continued and dedicated work," Ms Dunn said.
“Volunteers help out with resident activities, reading and diversion activities, health promotion activities, the Hospital Auxiliary, fundraising and a range of other tasks."
“We also have a Health Council which the community can get involved in. Their role is to provide the community perspective on health matters, be the link between the Health Service and community and to look at ways in which different health issues can be addressed."
“People can choose how they want to help in their local hospital, and there are heaps of different ways people can get involved and lend a hand," she said.
“Our volunteers really do make a difference and NSW Health Volunteer Week is an opportunity for us to highlight the positive ways they contribute to their local communities."
“We are always looking for more volunteers, so if you've ever thought about giving back to your community, now is a great time to get involved and join us at Western NSW Local Health District."
Interested people can express their interest on our website or contact their local facility directly and ask to speak to their local Health Service Manager or volunteer contact person at their health service.
For more information about volunteering with Western NSW Local Health District, please visit https://wnswlhd.health.nsw.gov.au/join-us/engage-with-us/volunteering.
For more information about becoming a health councillor with Western NSW Local Health District, please visit https://wnswlhd.health.nsw.gov.au/join-us/engage-with-us/community-engagement.
Media enquiries: Brendan Williams, Media Manager, Western NSW Local Health District via firstname.lastname@example.org