John Flynn Private Hospital
Part of Ramsay Health Care

Volunteers

Volunteers at our hospital provide a highly valued extension to the clinical and medical care of our patients and the support of their families and friends.

Our valued volunteer teams make a significant difference daily to our hospital community as they strive to provide a positive experience for our patrons and staff by treating all people with dignity and respect.

John Flynn Volunteer Services welcomes and embraces volunteering at our hospital. Our volunteers come from many backgrounds and walks of life. Our volunteers consist of retirees, local business people, part-time workers and people who just want to be involved in their local community. We recognise and value every volunteer's unique ability and contribution.

What we do

John Flynn Private Hospital Volunteering Services have many innovative and exciting programs to choose from. Some of the roles that are undertaken by our volunteers are;

  • Attend Hospital Information Desks
  • Caring for patients through companionship and social activities
  • Assisting new Mums and their families through our ‘maternity angels’ initiative
  • Chaplaincy service
  • Buggy Service
  • Cancer Council
  • Red Cross Trolley service

Friends of Flynn Volunteers

  • Meeting and greeting patients and visitors on arrival at the hospital
  • Providing information and direction from designated information desks
  • Escorting patients on their admission and settling them into their rooms
  • Escorting patients on their discharge
  • Assist with menu selection
  • Caring for flowers
  • Visit patients providing companionship and support
  • Facilitate social activities such as craft, art, reading and games
  • Providing administration assistance such as preparation of mail-outs and preparing patient record charts
  • Assistance with major health and fundraising events

Palm Beach Lions Buggy Drivers

John Flynn Private hospital has a free buggy service that runs from 8:30am - 2:00pm which provides a safe and comfortable ride for patients and visitors. The buggy continually drives around the hospital campus readily waiting to provide a ride and a friendly smile or wave. The service is provided in conjunction with Palm Beach - Currumbin Lions Club members.

Red Cross Volunteers

During the week the Red Cross volunteers attend the hospital with a trolley filled with reading material and delicious treats. They are all friendly and never say no to a quick chat across the trolley.

Join our team

To join our growing dynamic volunteer team please call our volunteers coordinator on 07 5598 9119 or email KeppieL@ramsayhealth.com.au to ask for an application form.

You will be invited to attend a meeting with our volunteer coordinator where we can discuss what role would suit you best.

Our volunteers are provided with orientation and on the job training by being matched with experienced volunteers on their first shifts. All volunteers attend a half day hospital orientation program. Training and information is continued throughout the year with meetings and training sessions.

John Flynn Private Hospital values our volunteers as integral members of our team. The hospital hosts recognition events for our volunteers during National Volunteers Week in May and have a special celebration for our volunteers at Christmas time.

We look forward to you joining our team.