Volunteers & Fundraising

With over 300 volunteers, the Volunteers Program is an integral component to the provision of quality health care. Our volunteers make an exceptional contribution to our clients and the wider community in providing their time and skills.

We want our volunteers to feel informed, to be part of our organisation and be proud of their contributions. We hope that all our volunteers feel like they belong to the team, as they are a valued support in sustaining many new and exciting activities, enriching the lives of people within the East Gippsland region.

Volunteers contribute their time in the following program areas:

  • Allied Health
  • Residential Aged Care
  • Planned Activity Groups (day centres in Bairnsdale, Lindenow, Paynesville, Metung, Bruthen and Buchan)
  • Palliative Care
  • Acute Health (limited)
  • Wayfinding Ambassadors
  • Transport Drivers
  • Community Visiting


We are also very fortunate to have many dedicated volunteers in the following auxiliaries who provide their time and donate proceeds from their fundraising activities towards medical equipment.

Bower Birds 
A dedicated team of volunteers whose fundraising efforts assist in the purchase of hospital equipment for patient care and comfort.

Flower Auxiliary
Friendly and caring volunteers attend the hospital daily to arrange and care for patients’ flower arrangements.

Friends of the Ageing 
This auxiliary provides assistance through donations to purchase items of equipment for the care and comfort of aged residents and patients.

Kiosk Auxiliary 
Volunteers are rostered to attend the hospital kiosk daily from 2pm – 4pm and 7pm – 8pm, and 10am-12pm on weekdays.

There are many volunteers and community groups who support the health service with their time and donations and we are very grateful for their contributions.

How do I become a Volunteer?

The Volunteer Information Kit has been compiled to introduce you to BRHS and to provide some insight into the role of the volunteer at BRHS. Contact details for individual volunteer programs are included in the information kit or contact Volunteers and Community Engagement Coordinator, Christine Cornish on 5150 3346.

Please note that a donations ‘wishlist’ is available on request.