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Our volunteering opportunities

Our volunteering opportunities

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We value our volunteers

Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty supports opportunities for volunteering.

Volunteers provide a crucial service to the clinical and medical care of our patients and the support of their families. Our volunteers strive to provide a positive experience for our patients and recognise diversity by treating all people with dignity and respect.

Volunteering strengthens community values and fosters caring and sharing through collaboration. 

Training with orientation will be provided for all volunteers. The minimum length of service as a volunteer is six months and our minimum age is 18 years.

Interested in becoming a volunteer?

There are many volunteer roles at Tauranga Hospital and Whakatāne Hospital, including:

  • friends of wards volunteers 
  • hospital concierges 
  • clinic administration support 
  • Cancer Centre volunteers 
  • Transit Lounge volunteers 
  • musicians and singers 
  • special project volunteers 
  • entertainment trolley volunteers 
  • pet therapy volunteers 
  • Surgical Assessment Unit volunteers.
  • A warm and friendly personality
  • Genuine empathy for the patients and a nurturing nature
  • A desire to ensure Uri Haumate/Patients, and whānau/family have a good experience
  • Ability to use initiative to support Uri Haumate/Patients, whānau/family and staff
  • Being comfortable approaching people to offer assistance
  • Good communication and listening skills
  • Reliability and commitment to the work of the volunteer service.