Volunteering at BHS is about our development and yours too. We welcome volunteers and would love to hear from you if you can spare even half an hour now and then.

There is a wide variety of volunteer opportunities in Beechworth, Tangambalanga and Yackandandah. We can link you to a volunteer role that suits your skills, interests and talents. Volunteers are supported with training and insurance for volunteers is held by BHS.

Volunteer Eligibility


Volunteer Coordinator

Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator to find out more about volunteering with BHS.

Volunteer Roles

Aged Care & Club Connection

This role is varied, ranging from assisting aged care residents and Club Connection participants with particular activities or just being there for a chat, providing company and support.

We welcome volunteers who can share their skills such as playing an instrument, gardening, computer skills or other talents and hobbies.

Beechworth Community Christmas Lunch

The Beechworth Community Christmas Lunch is an annual event for people from the Beechworth and surrounding communities to attend. A range of volunteer roles are required for this event such as setting up for the event, gift wrapping and serving food to tables.

Consumer Representatives

Consumer representatives help us improve the patient and resident experience and quality of care. We encourage consumers, carers and community members to take on consumer representative roles on the BHS Community Advisory Committee, clinical committees and working groups

Indigo Calling

Indigo Calling is a telephone visiting service where community members are matched with volunteers for a regular, friendly chat at an agreed time for friendship and companionship. Trained volunteers are matched to community members based on their interests, hobbies and availability.

Assisted Animal Therapy 

If you have a pet that you think may bring people joy, you may like to join this program. Eligibility requirements apply.  


Volunteer drivers to transport aged care residents and patients to medical appointments in the region using BHS vehicles. 
A current driver’s license is required and training is provided. 


Help raise funds for BHS by volunteering in the kiosk. The Kiosk is open three mornings a week providing snacks and other goods for residents, patients and staff. 

Meal Buddy 

Meal buddies assist aged care residents with meal times. Training is provided. 

Memoir Writing

Memoir writers capture the fascinating and wonderful life experiences of aged care residents and develop a Memoir booklet for the resident and their family.

Nail Care

Nail care volunteers provide a manicure experience for patients, aged care residents and Club Connection participants. 

Volunteer Eligibility

As a professional volunteer service, it will come as no surprise that we have requirements to ensure our volunteers are top notch.

To be eligible to become a volunteer at BHS, all volunteers must:

  • Be 16 years or older (anyone under 18 must have permission from a parent or guardian).
  • Undergo a National Volunteer Police Check (paid for by BHS.
  • Complete a Working with Children Check, (if deemed necessary for your role).
  • Commit to a minimum of six months service.
  • Complete relevant orientation and training.
  • Attend ongoing information and education sessions.
  • Sign and agree to our Confidentiality Agreement.
  • Keep us updated with any changes in availability or contact details.