ADHB Companion Volunteers - Auckland City Hospital

Companion Volunteers for Reablement Services are carefully selected to provide companionship and support to patients. Volunteer responsibilities can include setting up for lunch time in the dining room, chatting over a cup of tea, listening to and talking with patients, reading and writing letters, organising arts and crafts, games and group activities or providing entertainment such as playing a musical instrument or story-telling.

Reablement Services are seeking people with specific qualities to become Companion Volunteers:

  • be a good listener and communicator; be good-natured and non-judgemental
  • big-hearted, compassionate and want to spend meaningful time with patients
  • have a confident and creative talent for keeping patients engaged and entertained
  • must be able to commit to at least one or more full 3.5 hour shifts per week for a period of no less than 6 months.

The role of Companion Volunteer with Reablement Services is a highly rewarding and valuable experience gained by spending worthwhile time with patients who can benefit enormously from the social companionship, practical assistance and encouragement a volunteer can provide.

Shift Information:

Monday – Friday

 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM (includes 30 minute break)