How to volunteer
Volunteers are welcome in many of the health and well-being organisations around the district and you are welcome to contact them directly. You can also find out about opportunities to help through Volunteering Otago.
Southern DHB hospital volunteers are coordinated by St John, and we appreciate them enormously!
Southland Hospital Volunteers
Whether staffing the gift shop, refreshing flowers on the wards or taking the gift shop trolley around to sell snacks, newspapers and magazines, the Southland Hospital Volunteers (aka the Pink Ladies) have been an indispensable part of the health care services in Southland since they started out some 35 years ago.
All money raised by the charitable trust goes back to the hospital or the hospice.
At Southern DHB we would welcome a volunteer group starting up again to make up simple toiletry bags with a toothbrush and toothpaste, shampoo, face and body lotion for patients who arrive by ambulance or helicopter without these necessities. Any takers?