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Hospital marks International Volunteer Day 2012

December 5, 2012

Hospital marks International Volunteer Day 2012
The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital is proud to be celebrating International Volunteer Day for 2012 and we wish to thank all those who tirelessly volunteer their time to the hospital. We would not be able to do the work that we do without your generous support.

International Volunteer Day (IVD) was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1985. IVD is a United Nations auspiced day, implemented in 1985 in recognition of the volunteer contribution in communities around the world.

As a tribute to our volunteers, each year the Eye and Ear host a special Thank You luncheon, to celebrate and honour the selfless contributions of our volunteer network – some of whom have worked with us for more than 40 years.

The hospital has benefited from the help of volunteers since 1922, from individuals to community groups, local businesses and Auxiliaries. Today we are fortunate to host over 80 volunteers, who dedicate many hundreds of hours of their spare time to ensuring our patients receive the best possible care. Covering a wide variety of roles inside and outside of the hospital, the work they do is a critical and indispensable part of our day-to-day operations.

Many of our volunteers also work tirelessly in their communities to help raise much-needed funds for research and clinical care, as well as donating goods such as toys directly to our clinics. Likewise, we are thankful to the patients and staff who allow us to tell their stories to the media and for use in many of our internal and external publications.

There will be additional opportunities to volunteer at the Eye and Ear in 2013, as the hospital celebrates 150 years serving the Victorian community.

For more information on becoming a volunteer or to make a donation, please visit: /page/About_Us/Support_the_Eye_and_Ear/