Support Flinders Medical Centre

Flinders Foundation

Flinders Foundation is the official fundraising arm of the Flinders Medical Centre. Please visit the Flinders Foundation website to see ways you can help support the hospital and community.

The Laurel Palliative Care Foundation

The Laurel Palliative Care Foundation (formerly the Daw House Hospice Foundation) undertakes a vital role in raising funds for palliative patients south of Adelaide, and their families, living with the realities and pressures of life-limiting illness.

The Foundation aims to assist in providing a seamless transition between hospice care and services within the home environment—where people feel safe and most comfortable.

For further information, please visit The Laurel Palliative Care Foundation website.


Volunteers at Flinders Medical Centre raise millions of dollars to improve facilities and care at our hospital. The proceeds from the volunteer retail and patient areas also contribute to medical research and equipment that improves the quality of care for our community.

Over 600 volunteers give their time, talent and creativity to contribute around 135,000 hours of volunteer service each year. Everyone agrees that the strong partnership between staff and volunteers adds warmth to the hospital culture and provides an extra dimension in patient care.

Volunteers work in patient services and in retail areas. Wherever they work, our volunteers are getting involved, being active and having a voice in their community.

How to become a volunteer

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, you would need to book into an information session. At this session, we will take you on a tour of some of the areas and provide you with all the information you need to know about volunteering with our service including an application form. We will also discuss the requirement to undergo a National Police Check.

To book into an information session please contact:
Ph: (08) 8204 3009 / 8204 5169 / 8204 6397
Email: or

Volunteers Information Session Training

Thursdays 9.45am to 11.45am

The Volunteer Service for Flinders Medical Centre ensures that our volunteers have the skills needed to work safely and that they are trained in:

  • workplace safety
  • food safety
  • fire safety
  • manual handling
  • barista training
  • cash register training
  • customer service training

Ensuring a rewarding experience

Volunteering at Flinders can be a rewarding experience. We support you in all aspects of your time with us. It is important to recognise, applaud and value the contribution made by volunteers to the Volunteer Service.

  • Service awards are one way of doing this
  • Enjoy a complimentary coffee on us
  • Join us at our annual Christmas Party
  • Participate in National Volunteer Week
  • Special morning teas with fellow volunteers
  • Complimentary volunteer service t-shirt to wear on duty

Arts in Health at FMC

Arts in Health at FMC is a program at Flinders Medical Centre working to enhance the hospital environment by making it a warmer and more welcoming place to visit.

Fundraising, donations, government grants and sponsorship help to support this vibrant and inspiring program.

By offering a broad range of performance, music and visual arts activities that support patient recovery, Arts in Health at FMC promotes health and wellbeing in patients, staff and visitors.

For further information about one of the largest hospital-based arts in health programs in Australia, please see Arts in Health at FMC.  




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