Wool-lar Aboriginal Volunteer Program

The EMHS Wool-lar Aboriginal Volunteer Program aims to empower individuals to provide cultural support to Aboriginal patients while in hospital in a volunteer capacity.

Volunteers receive training, ongoing guidance and support, and space to yarn and debrief from the EMHS Aboriginal Health Strategy Unit.

Currently the program is running at Royal Perth Hospital only, but will expand to our other EMHS hospitals in the near future.

Gail Wynne is the first volunteer with the new program which has the strong backing of the Aboriginal Health Community Advisory Groups.

"I'm a former patient of RPH myself and it is so lovely to be able to give back to the community and provide comfort to Aboriginal people in hospital," Gail said.

To learn more, read the news article about the program.

If you, or someone you know, are interested in joining this fantastic program please fill out the Expression of Interest Form (Word 350KB) and email it to the EMHS Aboriginal Volunteer team at EMHS.AboriginalVolunteers@health.wa.gov.au.

Last Updated: 17/06/2022