Get involved with your community!

IPC Health is the community health service for the western suburbs of Melbourne. We operate from six campuses – Deer Park, Altona Meadows, St Albans, Sunshine, Wyndham Vale and Hoppers Crossing – providing a huge range of health and wellbeing services and activities.

IPC Health volunteers are involved in many different ways from greeting people at the front door, to helping out in wellbeing activities, or participating in community consultations, right through to vital back of house admin and logistics roles.

If you want to support access to the quality health and wellbeing services for the diverse communities of Melbourne’s West, we have a volunteering opportunity for you!

Who can volunteer?

Anyone over the age of 18 can volunteer with us.

As an IPC Health Volunteer you will be asked to undergo a National Police Check (organised by us), provide evidence of your immunisation history or serology report as well as your COVID-19 vaccination certificate.

We can help with accessing these documents, if needed.

Contact

Clare Corbet – Volunteer Coordinator People and Culture

Phone: 0409 804 457

Email: clare.corbet@ipchealth.com.au

Young Leaders of the West

Our YLOTW are volunteer ambassadors aged between 18 and 25 years who want to make real life societal change to the communities and people around them.

They enjoy communicating, have big ideas, know how to be a team player, are open to a range of different opinions, and love to learn.

Become a Community Member

Join our Community Participation Register to help improve your community health services.

Community participation is a process of how people who live in the community can contribute their thoughts and ideas to inform the design of IPC Health services.

40+ years of knitting, and counting

The IPC Health Knitting Group is one of the organisation’s longest standing volunteer groups.

This remarkable group of local women, one of whom has been involved for 33 years, is not going to let the challenges of a global pandemic stand in the way of their dedication to supporting IPC Health. The group meets weekly to knit and crochet a wide range of toys, blankets and baby clothes and these beautiful items are sold to raise funds for our GP clinic in Deer Park.

The women of the knitting group not only have incredible skills but they’re also very friendly and inclusive with anyone who attends, some group members attend with disability carers and some attend with a wheelchair. To them, all you need to be a part of the group is the motivation to knit and if someone has no experience, they will happily teach you how to knit or crochet.

The current President, Mary Calleja declares that “Fatouma [her carer] is a better knitter than me!” after learning with the knitting group.

The group has shown grit and resilience to survive being unable to meet due to lockdowns in 2021 and a relocation due to COVID-19 response activities. The women are now happily reunited and adapting well to their new home at a community centre just around the corner from their old home at Deer Park.

The knitting group is more enthusiastic than ever to keep going with their fundraising for the GP clinic and they’re also thinking of new ways of running things and may potentially explore online selling options!

Contact

Clare Corbet – Volunteer Coordinator People and Culture

Phone: 0409 804 457

Email: clare.corbet@ipchealth.com.au