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Be a Woodlands Health Volunteer

Join our volunteer family at Woodlands Health. Learn more about the various volunteer opportunities available​.

 

​​​Passionate about giving back?


Woodlands Health is set to full open in May 2024!

Join our vibrant volunteer family to help create a welcoming and caring environment for our North-Western community.


 

Volunteer Opportunities 


For May 2024, we are looking for:
​Navigation Buddy

  • Be the warm and friendly face that welcomes patients and visitors
  • Help them find their way around the hospital, e.g. guide them from the drop-off and meeting points to where they need to be
  • Introduce the range of services and facilities available at Woodlands Health.

​​Digital Master

  • Assist patients and visitors in using digital platforms, such as the Visitor Registration Kiosks and Patient Services Stations, for registration, medication ordering, appointment bookings and payments
  • Raise awareness of and encourage use of NHG Cares and HealthHub apps
  • Highlight health education resources that are available on our website.

​​Bedside Befriender

  • Accompany and chat with patients in the wards, i.e. patients who are at risk of falling and patients who have been hospitalised for an extended period of time
  • Provide companionship to patients with cognitive impairments
  • Engage with dementia patients to promote their wellbeing
  • Assist nurses in the wards and help with feeding.

Patient Pal

  • Be the friendly and familiar presence and offer comfort to patients, families, and caregivers in the wards
  • Offer caring gestures, such as providing blankets and warm drinks, to patients
  • Chat with and provide practical support, especially for socially isolated patients
  • Provide respite for caregivers during mealtimes or if they need to run an errand
  • Bring patients to the Woodlands Healing Garden for a change of scenery
  • Be the extra pair of eyes and ears to complement our nurses’ roles
  • Assist nurses with basic patient care, such as ordering of meals via the Patient Bedside Terminal and support communal dining
  • Assist ad-hoc non-clinical tasks in the wards.

Programme Facilitator

Game / Reading Master

  • Play board games, piece puzzles and/or read with patients at their bedside
  • Plan and facilitate small group sessions involving board games and/or books.

Creative Hearts

This programme aims to create a healing environment for our patients through art and music.
  • Bring cheer and comfort to patients through singing and/or playing musical instrument(s) such as ukulele, guitar, maracas, or tambourine (portable instruments)
  • Plan and conduct art and crafts activities by the bedside or in small groups
  • Engage patients in conversations about art and music.

Hey Good Lookin'

  • Provide hair cutting and/or grooming service to help patients feel fresh and look good
  • Connect through conversations to understand patients’ stories and experiences
  • Refer patients to relevant services and support if needed.


​There are other exciting opportunities such as Patient Advocates, Health Educators and Peer Support Group Facilitators. Get in touch with us to find out more. ​
 

Requirements


Interested in volunteering with us? Here are some things to note:​

  • You should be 18 years and above.
  • You should be available to volunteer at least once a month.
  • We have volunteer shifts from Mondays to Saturdays; each shift is 3 hours. 
  • Prior vaccination is required for volunteering.
  • Ability to speak dialect, Malay and/or Tamil is an advantage.

Training and/or prior experience may be required for the programme facilitator roles.
 

Recruitment Process


1. Becoming a WH Volunteer

Submit your interest to volunteer by completing this Expression of Interest Form​ and we will get in touch with you.

2. Chit-chat

We will give you a call to understand your interests. You may be asked to complete an application form after.

3. Volunteer Orientation

Once you have submitted the application form, you will be required to attend volunteer orientation to learn more about WH and your role as a volunteer.

4. Welcome to #TeamWH

Congratulations, we are so excited that you have come on board for a rewarding and meaningful volunteer experience! 

If you have any questions, please reach out to us at volunteer@wh.com.sg



About WH Volunteer Services 


Volunteers are valued members of our WH family.

Join us to:

  • care for and improve the lives of our patients 
  • create positive experiences for patients and visitors
  • gain skills and experience in healthcare with our WH family 
  • inspire the north-western community to live well and stay healthy.

Here are some ways WH will support you as a volunteer:

  • orientation and skill-based workshops
  • well-being support
  • recognition and leadership opportunities​.
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