Volunteers | Te Whatu Ora - Te Tai Tokerau


Volunteering is an opportunity to serve, grow, learn, make new friends, exchange ideas and feel needed. It offers people the chance to use existing skills and gain experience in health care work situations.

Volunteers add an extra dimension to the care and service provided to patients and visitors, by hospital staff. With the ongoing dedication and willingness that our Volunteers have towards their designated duties, they have become an integral part of the running of our hospitals - all happily giving their “Gift of Time.”

Volunteers at Whangārei Hospital undertake a variety of roles around the hospital. Kaitaia Hospital's volunteers meet and greet patients and visitors and assist people on the inter-hospital bus. Bay of Islands Hospital's Volunteers distribute reading material to patients.

We are also honoured to have the support of countless individuals, clubs and organisations from within the community who donate knitted items, toys and blankets for our patients. And then there are the Meals on Wheels volunteers who do a wonderful job in the community.

Our hospitals welcome new volunteers. We provide training and ongoing support to enable our Volunteers to be confident and to enjoy their roles. Whilst on duty, our Volunteers are responsible to the Volunteer Coordinator or a designated staff member.

If selected, a trial period of one month and a minimum commitment of six months is expected.

Hospital Volunteers must be:

  • Friendly
  • Responsible and dependable
  • Have a positive attitude to patients, visitors and staff
  • Be culturally sensitive
  • Be willing to accept hospital policies and procedures
  • Be physically fit for the position

Areas that volunteers work in at Whangārei Hospital:

  • Medical Library
  • Renal Unit
  • Children’s Ward Playroom
  • Hospital Shuttlebug
  • Chaplaincy services
  • Northland Medical Museum
  • Meet and Greet Service
  • Emergency Department and ICU Support
  • Snack Trolley
  • Physiotherapy Pool
  • Book Trolley
  • Flower Service
  • Grommet Blitz Service
  • Diabetes Clinic

Rose Armstrong | Volunteer Coordinator
Ph: 09 430 4101 extn 7802

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