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Cartwheels Arts Program Support

St John Of God Geelong Hospital
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We are looking for volunteers to offer 4 hours a week who are passionate in helping others with relevant art knowledge, to provide meaningful experiences for patients and families.

The role as a Cartwheels Volunteers can vary depending on your skills and interests. Some of the key areas may include; Mobile art studio and Open Studio, Painting with Parkinson’s Program, Hospital Art Displays, Gallery Exhibitions, Medical Oncology, Paediatric, Dementia Care and Rehabilitation Programs

Online volunteer training and hospital ethos is provided.

Duties & Responsibilities include;

  • Contribute to the creating and running of arts sessions run in the Hospital in a central location
  • Contribute to the creating of a mobile arts service to take around to designated hospital wards
  • Liaise with the Nurse Unit Manager regarding appropriate patients to introduce yourself to and explain the Cartwheels service
  • Offer those patients and/or their visitors the opportunity to engage in creating and making, either in their rooms on a one-to-one basis, or in groups in a communal area of the ward
  • Maintain work stations and ensure hygiene
  • Maintain a record of patients and/or visitors who use the service and the activity type
  • Interact with patients, visitors and caregivers (staff) in a friendly and professional manner

To apply, please email a cover letter outlining your relevant experience and interests along with a copy of your resume.