General Volunteer - Gippsland Lakes Complete Health


        Volunteering at Gippsland Lakes Complete Health

Gippsland Lakes Complete Health is a leading health and support service provider in the East Gippsland region.  We deliver a broad range of services to help our clients and community to live well. 

We rely on our dedicated and compassionate volunteers to assist with many aspects of our operations (see below for current volunteering opportunities). 

You can volunteer as much or as little time as you want, whatever suits you!  We'd love you to help us make a difference in the lives of others in our community.

To volunteer at GLCH you must:

  • Be aged 18 years or over
  • Be triple vaccinated against COVID-19
  • Have a current driver's licence (depending on role)
  • Be willing to complete a police check and any other screening requirements required for the role you choose. (We will help arrange and pay for these checks)
  • Keep a well maintained and clean vehicle if transporting clients and/or meals
  • Adhere to our mission and values, code of conduct and other relevant policies and procedures
  • Undertake an induction and any relevant training required for your role
  • Have a willing and enthusiastic attitude

We look forward to welcoming you to our team! 

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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Transport

Our dedicated team of volunteer drivers provide transport to medical and hospital appointments for eligible aged clients and people with disabilities who are unable to access alternative transport arrangements.  

Volunteers use their own vehicles but are reimbursed on a per kilometre basis to assist with out-of-pocket costs. 

The service is generally limited to travel within the East Gippsland area.

Responsibilities

  • Vehicles must be clean and maintained in a roadworthy condition
  • Proof of current drivers license, registration, and insurance must be updated annually
  • Inform insurance company of your volunteer work, as part of a “duty of disclosure”
  • Must not transport clients when under the influence of alcohol, drugs or any medication that may affect work performance
  • Report any concerns or problems with clients, incidents and accidents to the volunteer coordinator and complete the required paperwork
  • Abide by all relevant GLCH policies and procedures
  • Maintain a professional manner at all times and treat everyone you meet with sensitivity, dignity and respect
  • Have access to a mobile phone.

What we're looking for:

  • Be able to read maps 
  • Have own car and maintain it in a clean and tidy manner
  • Be physically fit
  • Ability to work with a wide range of people from diverse backgrounds
  • Good interpersonal skills and a friendly manner
  • Respect for all people and the ability to maintain confidentiality
  • The ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and display flexibility.

Remuneration

  • Travel allowance -  80c per km

Time Commitment

No more than 8 hours a day in consultation with volunteer coordinator

Requirements

  • Police Check (3 yearly) – GLCH will support you to obtain this.
  • Drivers Licence
  • Comprehensive Insurance (annually)
  • Registration (annually)
  • COVID Vaccination 3rd dose
  • Willingness to undertake first aid and CPR

 

Meals on Wheels

Volunteers deliver meals to the homes of community members who are unable to prepare healthy and nutritious food due to age, health or disability.

This service not only provides community members who are nutritionally at risk with access to a balanced diet, but it also offers personal interaction for those who are socially isolated.

The service operates Monday to Friday for the townships of Bairnsdale, Lakes Entrance and Paynesville. Volunteers are required to be available between approximately 11:15am and 1pm. 

Responsibilities

  • Check the number of meals packed correspond with run sheet totals before commencing run
  • Ensure that the correct type of meal is delivered to the specified client as per run sheet
  • Abide by the health and hygiene requirements outlined in the Safe Food Australia booklet
  • Report any concerns or problems with clients, incidents and accidents, to the volunteer coordinator and complete the required paperwork
  • Abide by GLCH Volunteer Policy
  • Maintain a professional manner at all times and treat everyone you meet with sensitivity, dignity and respect
  • Advise volunteer coordinator asap if unable to fill a shift as per roster.

What we're looking for:

  • Be able to read run sheets and maps
  • Have own car and maintain it in a clean and tidy manner
  • Be physically fit as manual handling is a component of this role
  • The ability to work with a wide range of people from diverse backgrounds
  • Good interpersonal skills and a friendly manner
  • Respect for all people and the ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Be available to work between 11.00 and approximately 1.00pm, Monday to Friday and to be punctual
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and display flexibility.

Remuneration

  • $10 Woolworths gift card per run

Time Commitment

No more than 1-2 hours a day in consultation with volunteer coordinator

Requirements

  • Police Check (3 yearly) – GLCH will support you to obtain this.
  • Drivers Licence
  • Vehicle Registration (annually)
  • COVID Vaccination 3rd dose

Social Support

Our Social Support program runs a range of innovative social group sessions in our fully equipped Day Centre in Lakes Entrance.

Life skills, craft, light exercise, reminiscing, cooking, gardening and many other interests and hobbies are supported by our social support staff and volunteers. In addition to regular daily social groups, our clients are also offered a variety of specialised interest sessions, support groups, informative wellness focused functions and cafe style socialisation. 

Offsite outings, walks and exercise in the community and visits to local establishments are regularly scheduled, along with monthly guest speakers and musical experiences.

Our volunteers can assist with the delivery of sessions in a variety of ways, including chatting and interacting with clients, helping set-up activities, and serving coffee/tea and snacks or meals.

Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program

Our ‘green thumb’ volunteers help sustain the vegetable patches we use and need to deliver our cooking/gardening programs in local primary schools and early childhood settings. The produce is harvested and made into healthy food for the children to try.

Maintaining these vegetable gardens and sensory gardens is a great opportunity to contribute to the health and wellbeing of the next generation, while also reaping the therapeutic benefits of gardening.

Mission Statement

Our Vision

Our vision is for our people and communities to live well!

Our Purpose

To improve the health and wellbeing of the people of East Gippsland by providing health care and support.

Values

We will be:

Compassionate

  • We are caring and kind to people and the planet
  • We work respectfully and with integrity
  • We build trust through listening and understanding.

Inclusive

  • We exist to support the health and wellbeing for everyone in our community
  • We celebrate and value diversity
  • We are ethical, honest, reliable and fair.

Courageous

  • We are creative and resourceful
  • We are progressive and collaborative
  • We are not afraid to try new things for the benefit of our community.