Volunteers

Volunteers play a vital role within Heywood Rural Health. Are you interested in becoming a Volunteer? Fill out the registration form and return to the address on the form. Someone will contact you and talk about Volunteering.

Heywood Rural Health currently has 112 registered volunteers who assist with programs for approximately 250hours each month.

Some of Heywood Rural Health’s volunteering roles include:

Activities: Volunteers enjoy time with residents doing craft activities, going on excursions, entertaining or sitting and having a chat.

Community Transport: Volunteers use HRH vehicles to drive elderly and frail people to specialist medical appointments or to small social events. A community bus is also utilised for group outings.

Community Access: Volunteers assist elderly residents to access the community to do shopping.

Meals on Wheels: Volunteers are involved in the daily delivery of hot meals to people living in their own homes. Volunteers also do a country run, twice a week delivering frozen meals. 

Walking School Bus: Children walk to school one day a week, under the supervision of trained volunteers.

Men’s Shed: Volunteers assist residents with projects, in the newly constructed Men’s Shed on the grounds of Heywood Rural Health.

Heywood Rural Health volunteers can access training.

For further information about any of our volunteering opportunities, please contact:

Miriam Ray

Volunteer Coordinator

Heywood Rural Health
21 Barclay Street
Heywood 3304

Ph: (03) 5527 0570