An important part of our Social
Outreach and Advocacy program is our contribution to
many forms of community service.
This may involve charitable donations, volunteer support or
financial support within a structure of partnership and capacity
Our caregivers also have the opportunity to engage in
community service in a variety of ways that provide opportunity to
both enhance the service being supported and raise an awareness of
this service for the caregiver.
Involvement in the community is highly
encouraged. It is available to caregivers who meet
the criteria for both additional paid and unpaid leave.
We recognise the importance of our
caregivers participating in and providing their expertise to
the marginalised. In practical terms, this is achieved by
creating an organisational culture and practices that support and
empower caregivers to bring healing and hope to those marginalised
in our society.
Caregivers have the opportunity to be involved
in social outreach projects in two ways:
- Projects initiated, supported
and managed by the hospital or St John of God Health Care
- Other social outreach projects,
accessed independently by the caregiver, that meet the criteria of
our Community Support leave Policy.
Examples of caregivers engaging in community support
- Soup Patrol
- Departmental Projects
- NAIDOC week
- Busy Bees
- Mental Health Week
- Drug Arm WA
- Lifeline WA
- St Vincent de Paul Society - Winter Appeal & Xmas