Tasmanian Health Service - North West Region


There are a number of ways that volunteers assist the Tasmanian Health Service in the North West hospitals and health centres.

To be a volunteer with the Tasmanian Health Service you will need to fill in an application form, participate in a short interview, and complete a police check.  There is also training that you will need to complete when you start and as you continue to volunteer with us.

We are currently looking for people to volunteer with our Cancer Support and Wellbeing Centre and Meet and Greet Service. If you are interested in volunteering with us in one or both of these services, please fill in an application form and post or email it to us using the details below.  We will contact you once we have received your application.

Volunteer Application Form

If you cannot download the form or have any questions, please contact us on the numbers below.

Consumer and Community Engagement Council

Are you passionate about local health service delivery?   Are you interested in engaging with your health service?

Are you from a diverse background with broad cultural and community experience and involvement?

The Tasmanian Health Service has vacancies in its Consumer and Community Engagement Council for community members who live in the North West of Tasmania.

The council has a dual purpose of helping the THS to engage with the local community about it services and projects and to seek consumer feedback on publications, operations and strategic direction.

Membership of the council is voluntary.  You will need to attend a monthly two hour meeting with some additional outside activity. You should have good reading and writing skills, a basic knowledge of local health issues and the ability to think outside of the square.

Contact us for more information about the council, or to request an application form.

EmailPatient Safety Advisor
Phone(03) 6478 5344
Patient Safety Service 
Mersey Community Hospital, 
PO Box 21, 
Latrobe  TAS  7307

Cancer Support and Wellbeing Centre

Volunteers will be the welcoming face of the Cancer Support and Wellbeing Centre at the North West Cancer Centre.  The Centre provides an oasis for patients, carers, families and others affected by cancer.  The team are available to make refreshments (tea and coffee) while providing a listening ear.

Wellbeing Centre volunteers will also assist with maintaining the presentation of the centre with tasks such as tidying the inside area and outside courtyard, and keeping patient information, such as brochures, up to date.  Volunteers may provide assistance to the centre's support groups and administrative tasks, such as putting patient information packages together, as required.

EmailChief Radiation Therapist
Phone (03) 6493 6039
Post Chief Radiation Therapist,
North West Regional Hospital,
PO Box 258,
Burnie  TAS  7320

Meet and Greet Service

The Meet and Greet volunteers provide an important service to outpatients at the North West Regional Hospital. The team is available to assist patients and visitors on arrival with way finding, wheelchair transfers and an escort to clinics or other services throughout the hospital.

Meet and Greet volunteers also assist with a range of activities such as administrative duties, couriering and providing a consumer opinion on some meeting panels. Volunteering with the Meet and Greet service is a fantastic way of contributing to a quality experience for patients in the North West Regional Hospital.

EmailExecutive Assistant
Phone (03) 6493 6130
Post Executive Assistant,
North West Regional Hospital,
PO Box 258,
Burnie  TAS  7320

If you would like more information about volunteering in Tasmania, you can contact Volunteering Tasmania by phone on 1800 677 895 or have a look at their Volunteering Tasmania website

Smithton District Hospital

We recognise and welcome dedicated volunteers who wish to support patients and clients at Smithton District Hospital.  The hospital is a more relaxed, restful and comfortable setting than a busy 24 hour hospital and offers therapies and wellness activities.

Volunteer tasks include spending time with patients, assisting them with minor tasks and preparing some refreshments (tea and coffee).  Hospital can sometime be a lonely time for patients – to have someone available to sit and chat, adjust their pillow or help them find their glasses can give them just the boost they need in their recovery.

Volunteers also assist with maintaining the presentation of the hospital with tasks such as tidying the inside public areas and keeping patient information - such as brochures - up to date.  Volunteers may also provide assistance to the hospital’s Director of Nursing and administrative tasks, such as putting patient information packages together, as required.

EmailDirector of Nursing
Phone(03) 6452 4650


Director of Nursing,
Smithton District Hospital,
PO Box 231,
Burnie  TAS  7330