How to volunteer
Volunteers can make a real difference to people’s wellbeing - is there a role for you?
Here are some of the opportunities for volunteers in our region.
Nelson Hospital shop (9am-4pm)
The Nelson Hospital shop is run by volunteers and profits are returned to the hospital by way of donations of equipment.
St John Friends of the Emergency Department
Our Friends of the Emergency Department (FED) volunteers and Hospital Friends provide comfort and support to patients and their families in hospital emergency departments, as well as other wards and units.
If you’re interested in volunteer work with Friends of the Emergency Department or Hospital Friends, call St John toll free on 0800 780 780 or complete the online request form.
Shuttle buggy (Nelson Hospital)
The Nelson shuttle buggy is a free service providing all weather transport (via golf cart) for patients and visitors from car parks to the main entrances of Nelson Hospital.
If you would like to become a volunteer call in to the enquiries counter at
Nelson Hospital or phone (03) 546 1919.
Page last updated: 18/10/2017