Volunteers required for falls education

Are you interested in being a valued part of our hospital community and passionate about making a difference to patients’ lives?

We are looking for volunteers to join our Falls Education Volunteer Program to promote safety and independence across both Osborne Park Hospital and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.

Volunteers will play a key role in falls prevention by providing personalised education for patients, and their families or carers, who are at risk of falling.

You will help them identify their fall risks and develop prevention strategies using a simple and easy to follow workbook.

Comprehensive training and resources will be provided to help you work with patients to identify their fall risks and develop prevention strategies. You will be provided with ongoing support from the falls multidisciplinary team, including the clinical nurse consultant and the physiotherapist.

Key responsibilities

  • Provide falls education to patients
  • Refer to health professionals when appropriate
  • Attend ongoing training and participate in feedback opportunities
  • Promote volunteer opportunities


  • Experience in health care is required
  • Must enjoy meeting and chatting with people

To express your interest please contact the Volunteer Coordinators at SCGOPHCG.Volunteers@health.wa.gov.au.


We are very proud of our volunteers, and grateful for the significant help they provide our staff, and the positive difference they make to our patients’ experiences. Our Volunteers assist our patients, staff and visitors by providing:

Volunteering roles at OPH

  • Patient visitor (reading, conversation, games)
  • Patient enquiries (directions, provision of information, walking / assisting visitors to departments)
  • Sewing volunteers
  • Stroke peer support
  • Trolley volunteers
  • Food Kiosk volunteers (volunteer roles at the Kiosk are managed by Friends of Osborne Park Hospital)

Volunteering at OPH can offer you:

  • An opportunity to give back to and be part of our community
  • An opportunity to learn new skills
  • Satisfaction in knowing that you are helping people
  • Social interaction and friendship with other volunteers and staff.


If you would like to become a volunteer with Sir Charles Gairdner Osborne Park Health Care Group please complete the application form (external site).

Our volunteer shifts are generally 4 hours. We request that volunteers commit to a regular roster, and volunteer for a minimum of 50 hours (12 shifts).

Please contact the Volunteer Coordinators at SCGOPHCG.Volunteers@health.wa.gov.au with any queries.

Volunteer roles at the Kiosk are managed by Friends of Osborne Park Hospital. Please contact Lyn Dymond on 6457 8115. Operating hours 8am to 2pm, Monday to Friday.

Friends of Osborne Park Hospital 

The Friends of Osborne Park Hospital (OPH) is a valuable independent volunteer group that has supported the Hospital for over 40 years. More than 100 volunteers give their time for the benefit of our patients, visitors and staff.

In addition to the hundreds of hours they give by offering their services, the Friends of OPH also raise funds that are invested back into the Hospital to improve the environment and services for the benefit of staff, patients and visitors.


Friends of OPH Executive Committee

A Friends of OPH Executive Committee meets monthly to discuss, promote and assist in maintaining the general welfare and comfort of patients and staff on the OPH site.

The Committee holds an Annual General Meeting at which time all positions on the Committee are declared vacant. Members are elected into positions at this AGM and the Committee comprises a president, vice president, secretary, treasurer and eight members who are not office bearers.

Last Updated: 11/03/2024