Robyn, Monash Children’s Hospital Volunteer, Monash Medical Centre
“I have been a volunteer for six years and I assist by giving the parents a short break. I sit with the children and give them activities or read to them. I also help clean and sort the toys when they get returned. I enjoy my volunteer work because I like helping people and interacting with the children.
My reward is the satisfaction that I have assisted in making the patients and carers stay at the hospital a more enjoyable experience. The nursing staff and carers are very appreciative of my service as it gives the nurses more time for clinical duties and carers enjoy having a break from the ward.”