Volunteer with us

We are recruiting!

Volunteers are an integral part of our program and work in engaging and innovative roles. This is a unique volunteering role and an exciting opportunity to be a part of an expanding department of Austin Health and a national project with a focus on volunteers. 

Does this sound like you?

  • You have an interest in advance care planning (or learning more about it)
  • You have strong communication skills
  • You are confident in your presentation skills and/or telephone skills
  • You have high-level English literary and health literacy
  • You can translate complex information and concepts into language that is clear, accessible and easy to understand
  • You can present information to people with varying levels of health literacy in person and over the phone and email
  • You enjoy working with people
  • You have access to a computer and the internet and are comfortable using these technologies
  • You live in Melbourne (or nearby)
  • You are available during business hours

If so, then join Advance Care Planning Australia and help individuals and healthcare professionals learn more about advance care planning.

Our volunteer team includes people from a diverse range of backgrounds including health care, law, education and the corporate sector. What they have in common is a passion for health, community and living well. 

Advance Care Planning Australia is based at Austin Health, but our advance care planning volunteers may volunteer from home. Specific training and ongoing support will be provided, and supervision and de-briefing are embedded into this program. A National Police Certificate will be required.

To learn more about the volunteer experience and how they make a difference read Veronica’s story.

Sounds interesting - tell me more!

Come join us at one of our volunteer information sessions at Austin Health. We would love to meet you and introduce you to our amazing volunteer team. At the information session you’ll find out more about the role and get a feel for whether this opportunity is right for you.

To RSVP to an information session, please contact us through the contact form, select 'Volunteer information session' in the drop-down menu and complete your details. 

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    Advance Care Planning Australia

    Volunteer information session

    Advance Care Planning Australia is recruiting our next intake of volunteers. If you’re interested in finding out more about our volunteer program, please join us at the information session.

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About our volunteers

Our volunteers are advance care planning community ambassadors  that work with Advance Care Planning Australia to increase awareness and uptake of advance care planning among Australians and help people achieve positive health outcomes.

Advance Care Planning Australia trains and mentors advance care planning ambassadors to enable people to have advance care planning conversations by providing support, education, and resources. Advance care planning ambassadors are involved in a range of initiatives including:

  • conducting community and conference presentations
  • representing Advance Care Planning Australia at community events
  • operating a national advance care planning advisory service
  • facilitating advance care planning among patient groups
  • participate in volunteer-led research
  • assisting in the creation of videos and webinars
  • acting on advisor committees

In 2014, our ambassadors won the Victorian Minister for Health Volunteer award for outstanding achievement by a volunteer team in metropolitan health. Shown here are advance care planning community ambassadors Kate Puls and Catherine Kelly with The Hon David Davis, Victorian Health Minister 2014.

Advance Care Planning Australia volunteers accepting an award in 2014.
“It’s a good feeling to know that information I deliver at presentations does make a difference to many people!”
Advance Care Planning Australia community ambassador, Austin Health, Melbourne