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Interested in volunteering at the Eye and Ear?

August 14, 2014

Interested in volunteering at the Eye and Ear?

Do you have a passion for helping people?

The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital is looking for passionate, enthusiastic people to join our volunteer program.

Volunteers have been donating their time at the Eye and Ear for more than 90 years. Beginning with a women’s Auxiliary group from the Dandenong Ranges in 1922, volunteers have offered their time, skills and experience in support of the hospital's work.

Volunteers bring a unique personal touch to the hospital and in doing so put the hospital’s patients at ease with what can be for some an anxious, unpleasant experience.

The Eye and Ear’s volunteer service coordinator, Rotem Hochman says volunteers play an important role in supporting patients and visitors at the hospital.

“With the redevelopment project in full swing, patients and visitors will need more assistance than ever before,” he says.

“Volunteers make a huge difference to a patients experience at the hospital.”

Concierge volunteers greet patients and visitors, they say hello with a smile, give information, directions and if needed escort patients to their appointments.

Volunteers bring a unique personal touch to the hospital and in doing so put the hospital’s patients at ease with what can be for some an anxious, unpleasant experience.

If you:

  • have a friendly attitude and are comfortable approaching people,
  • have outstanding customer service skills, and
  • are able to absorb and convey information accurately.

Then we think you might make a great concierge volunteer!

To find out more about the volunteer program, including a list of FAQs click here.

There are two volunteer intakes per year; this Expression of Interest closes 14 September.