Dec 02
Local Health District says ‘thank you’ on International Volunteer Day

​Volunteers are being celebrated by Western NSW Local Health District as part of International Volunteer Day which is marked on 5 December around the world.

Community Engagement Manager, Illona Dunn said the day is a good opportunity to recognise all of the hard-working volunteers that contribute to the running of our health services day-to-day.

“With over 400 volunteers across our 39 different hospitals, health services and MPSs, we'd like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to them all for their continued and dedicated work," Ms Dunn said.

“Our volunteers help out with a variety of tasks, from patient support, health promotion activities to helping in the Hospital Auxiliary, gardening, helping people find their way around and a range of other tasks."

“People can choose how they want to help in their local hospital, and there are heaps of different ways people can get involved," she said.

“International Volunteer Day is an opportunity for us to celebrate the difference our volunteers make and to highlight the positive ways they contribute to 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

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