Volunteers

Volunteers make an important contribution to our health service and to the lives of our patients and their families.

Thinking of becoming a volunteer?

If you are interested in volunteering, there are a number of ways you can help us.

As a volunteer with the Rockingham Peel Group you will be:

  • provided with training
  • required to undergo checks (which may include Working with Children checks, police) and interviews.
Read below to find more information about our volunteer programs and how to register your interest to become a volunteer.


Rockingham General Hospital volunteers
The following volunteer groups are based at Rockingham General Hospital:

Rockingham General Hospital Auxiliary

In 1976 (not long after the hospital opened) the RGH Auxiliary was established. The Auxiliary manage and staff Elanora’s Café and Gift Shop and run a trolley service for patients on the wards. The profits from these retail outlets are reinvested back into the hospital. The Auxiliary’s membership is diverse, representing school children through to retirees, and they have recently implemented a program for people with disabilities to join the team.

For more information, phone the RGH Auxiliary President on 9599 4585 or send an email.

Friends of Rockingham General Hospital

Formally established in 2002, the Friends of RGH run a number of support programs for patients and visitors. These programs include:

  • concierge service
  • Parents’ Support Program to support families with children undergoing day surgery
  • knitting and distributing trauma teddies
  • trolley service to wards providing free reading material (magazines)
  • refreshing flowers
  • provision of emergency overnight stay toiletry kits. 

For more information email the Friends of RGH President

Volunteer Transport Service

The Volunteer Transport Service was introduced in 1999. The service was established as a result of community members recognising that there was a need to provide transport to and from the local hospital for people who are unable to utilise family support or public transport. 

Phone the Transport Office on 9599 4885 for more information.

Radio Lollipop

Introduced into the paediatric ward in 2009, Radio Lollipop (external site) brings laughter, fun and games to the children. A small group of volunteers run the satellite Radio Lollipop service and are dedicated to making a child’s stay in hospital more fun and less daunting.

For more information, contact the Radio Lollipop Office by email or phone 9340 8835. Office hours: 9.30am – 2.30pm Monday, Wednesday, Friday and 9am – 4pm, Tuesday and Thursday

Murray District Hospital volunteers

The following volunteer groups are based at Murray District Hospital

  • Friends of MDH
  • Peel Community Palliative Care
  • Red Cross.

Friends of Murray District Hospital

The Friends of Murray District Hospital provide trolley runs to the ward, run raffles and fundraise to raise money for equipment giving valuable support to patients from this tight-knit community.

For initial enquiries please contact the Friends of MDH President by phoning the Murray District Hospital on 9531 7222.

Peel Community Palliative Care

Peel Community Palliative Care (PCPC) provides specialised palliative home care and support for patients and their carers/families. Volunteers work within the team to provide practical and emotional support to people in their own homes.

For initial enquiries please contact the PCPC Coordinator by phoning the Murray District Hospital on 9531 7222.

Red Cross

The local Australian Red Cross branch visit wards four days a week with a trolley providing toiletry items and snacks for patients at the hospital. The Red Cross make an annual donation to the hospital from funds raised.

For initial enquiries please contact the Red Cross President by phoning the Murray District Hospital on 9531 7222.