Volunteers at Beaudesert Hospital are seeking new recruits with a passion for people and a love of community.
For more than 60 years, Beaudesert Hospital Auxiliary volunteers have made a significant impact on the hospital community, providing countless hours of their time to run the hospital’s kiosk.
The Beaudesert Hospital Auxiliary, formed at a public meeting on 11 April 1962, is behind that little kiosk with a big heart, known for making some of the best sandwiches around.
Auxiliary President Pat Burnett said the kiosk currently operated four days each week but adding more volunteers to the team could help them return to five days.
Mrs Burnett said the role of a volunteer at Beaudesert Hospital was dynamic and exciting, giving people the chance to be a part of a dedicated team serving the community and staff.
“Working in the kiosk gives us a chance to give back to the community,” she said.
“It’s a lovely feeling to be a part of a team where compassion and caring interactions are at the heart of everything we do, and of course there’s the added bonus of raising money to donate to the staff wish list of items needed in the hospital.”
The Beaudesert Hospital Auxiliary has raised more than half a million dollars since it was formed in 1962.
At the group’s 60th AGM on 27 July 2020, Mrs Burnett reported the auxiliary had donated more than $530,000 since its formation in 1962.
Mrs Burnett encouraged people from all walks of life to register their interest in becoming a volunteer and said there was no such thing as a ‘typical volunteer’.
“Some people volunteer during high school or university to gain exposure to different health care professions, while others join us on retirement for social interaction and a challenge,” she said.
Beaudesert hospital Auxiliary volunteer services recommence in January 2023. If you are interested in experiencing the many benefits of volunteering, and have a warm and compassionate nature, please register your interest by contacting Beaudesert Hospital Auxiliary President, Pat Burnett on 0428 411 835 or Roster Clerk and Convenor, Lynn Loweke on 5543 2686.