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Volunteer Stories

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Matt Ward and Rosko bring joy to the sick at Tauranga Hospital

Walk down a corridor in Tauranga Hospital on a Thursday, and it's likely you'll encounter Matt Ward and his red bandanna-clad dog Rosko.

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Special women thanked for 50 years of volunteering

Doreen Birchfield and Debz Turner are volunteers at Tauranga Hospital's Children's Ward and are being thanked for their dedication as National Volunteer Week is marked (17th-23rd June). 

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Pet Therapy Proves Huge Hit at Tauranga Hospital

Eunice Whitcombe's face lights up as Sally the greyhound walks into her room.

An inpatient at Tauranga Hospital's Ward 4B, Eunice looks forward to these visits, as so many other patients do.

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New Volunteer Musical Initiative Introduced

Margaret Harper - well respected Tauranga professional musician.

A new volunteer musical initiative has been introduced on Tuesdays fortnightly between 11.30am - 2pm.

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Volunteering Meaningful and Rewarding

Lynne has been volunteering at Tauranga Hospital's Ward 2B for three-and-a-half years and loves what she does.

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Bay of Plenty District Health Board Volunteers Scoop Award

The Bay of Plenty District Health Board Volunteer Service has scooped a prestigious accolade at the 2015 Trustpower Tauranga Community Awards.

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Last updated: July 4, 2018