At the heart of the Volunteer Music and Arts Project is our goal to enhance the patient experience at Bendigo Health through performance and the arts. The project was launched in early 2020, thanks to the generous support of the Bendigo Health Foundation, the Ulumbarra Foundation and Strategem.
Extensive research has proven the health benefits of music and the arts both psychologically and physically, which is why Bendigo Health is proud to provide this initiative to its patients, staff, visitors and the community. Pre-recorded performances by our talented volunteers and guest artists will be available via the website and social media which you’re invited to watch at your leisure.
Note: On-site volunteer performances are currently on hold due to COVID-19 restrictions.
“Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without” – Confucius
To offer support please visit the Bendigo Health Foundation webpage via https://www.bendigohealth.org.au/BendigoHealthFoundation/
Click here to see our volunteer's performances.
Our volunteers are integral to the health service and provide invaluable support to staff, patients and visitors. Bendigo Health is supported by almost 300 volunteers who help out by generously giving their time, energy and care to the patients, staff, residents and visitors. They assist in many areas across the organisation including palliative care, intensive care, emergency, inpatient rehabilitation, discharge lounge and over five residential aged care facilities.
Our music and arts volunteers support Bendigo Health by creating a warm environment to enhance our patients experience during their cancer care. This may include:
To be eligible to become a music and/or arts volunteer at Bendigo Health, all volunteers must:
Please only begin the application process if you are able to meet the above requirements.
The application process for prospective music and/or arts volunteers involves:
We value feedback from patients, family members and carers.