Celebrating our Volunteers during National Volunteers Week

May 19, 2020

Our volunteers at KEMH have been hard at work, throughout the COVID-19 period with many of them using extra time to make bags for staff to bring to and from work.

The idea was for staff to change out of their uniforms and back into their own clothes at the end of their shift.

Since the call-out, there has been no shortage of amazing creations headed our way, with the Women and Infants’ Foundation knitters and sewers hard at work and even their volunteers who usually attend the hospital site, drawing on old sewing skills, to help out.

Then, the Country Women’s Association stepped in to lend a helping hand, providing basket loads of bags for WNHS staff.

Local community group ‘Foster Quilts’ also put a call out to their members and Dr Graham said she was overwhelmed with the response.

“It has been so lovely to see the response from these groups in helping out, we are very lucky” she said.

At KEMH more than 110 volunteers work across the hospital site in cafes, the gift shop, clinics, the op shop and with patient care programs.

In addition, a group of knitters and sewers volunteer their time to make blankets, baby outfits and clothes for patients.

For more information about volunteering at KEMH visit the Women and Infant’s Research Foundation website.