Volunteering at GV Health
Published at: 31 May 2019
National Volunteer Week was celebrated last week from May 20-26. The annual celebration is a chance to acknowledge the generous contribution of Goulburn Valley Health’s volunteers. This year’s theme is ‘making a world of difference’ and with around 90 volunteers at GV Health, they make an incredible difference to the lives of staff and patients at the organisation.
GV Health has close to 90 volunteers who contribute their time to a range of areas within the hospital.
Coordinated by GV Health’s Karen Saccuzzo, the team of dedicated volunteers can be easily recognised around the building in their blue shirts.
“Volunteers are considered to be well and truly a part of our organisation,” GV Health chief executive Matt Sharp said.
“We greatly appreciate the contribution from all of (them).”
Ms Saccuzzo said there were many reasons why people might like to volunteer at GV Health.
“It might be someone who is retired with spare time; someone new to the area, someone wanting to learn new skills, after a change in family dynamic, the unemployed, someone wanting to give back to the community or to meet new people and make new friendships,” she said.
“All of our volunteers are from diverse backgrounds and are a variety of ages with a number of different abilities.
“All our volunteers are recruited, trained, supported and nurtured and they also have regular social get-togethers.”
Ms Saccuzzo said the hospital really needs more volunteers who can work during the afternoons.
“We really need people who are open to volunteering from 1-5pm,” she said.
Take a look at the National Volunteers Week celebrations at GV Health here: