Community

By being part of a giving, supportive and involved community, PHH is able to benefit from a range of relationships.

Be it through sharing information and resources with other organisations, by working together with a community group to raise funds, by being the recipient of other community fundraising such as Lions and Rotary, by partnering with business, by having wonderful volunteers, being part of this community is integral to the ongoing viability and growth of the organisation.

Volunteering at PHH

Social Support and Companionship

There are times where it’s good to have someone outside your usual circle of family and friends who can offer support and be available to talk with you on a regular basis.  Our Client Care Volunteers can provide this type of support.  They are there to listen, chat, have a cuppa with, talk about your interests and to just ‘be there’ for you on a regular basis. 


Respite for Carers

If you are caring for someone at home, finding time to care for yourself and others can be a challenge.  It can make such a difference to know you have someone available to come and spend time with the person you’re caring for, allowing time for you to attend to other people or things that are equally important to you.  Our Client Care Volunteers are available to provide companionship for the person you are caring for in your home.  This allows you to feel less rushed when taking some time for yourself or when you have other things that need your attention.


Community Engagement

It is very important to stay connected to your community and to be able to go out and spend time away from your home.  The Client Care Volunteers can support you to stay connected to your local community.  They can do this by taking you to some of your favourite places and activities that may have become a challenge to do on your own.  It can be as simple as doing some shopping or having a coffee by the beach.


Supporting Staff and the Organisation

PHH Client Care Volunteers provide support to staff who run our monthly Sunrise (bereavement support) Group and we have some volunteers who come into the office and prepare packs of resources that are regularly used by the nursing team.  Our volunteers also support the organisation when we hold community events and a small team of volunteers help maintain the garden around the office building in Mornington.

“Just as dying is part of the life of an individual, and part of the life and history of a family, caring for those among us who are dying is part of the ongoing life of the community”

– Dr Ira Byock 
Palliative Care Physician

Our Fundraising Volunteer Network

PHH enjoys the support of a dedicated group of volunteer fundraisers who work within the community raising money and awareness through a variety of events.

Our network includes:

One of the first fundraising groups established to support PHH, Mornington Auxiliary continues to grow from strength to strength with 4-6 annual events including light luncheon at Mornington Yacht Club, Annual Lunch, Film Night, Beleura and the PHH Annual Golf Day.

President
Christine Nekrasov
Phone: 0408 137 149 or 9787 5410  |  Email: nekrasov@bigpond.net.au

Secretary
Pat Randall
Phone: 0417 314 622  |  Email: patrandallgolf@gmail.com

Treasurer
Marg Ellens
Phone: 0419 997 644  |  Email: margellens@gmail.com

A group of mah-jong devotees who meet regularly for social games with a $5 game fee being donated to PHH.

Every Thursday at the Red Hill Tennis Club, Red Hill Recreation Reserve, 184 Arthurs Seat Road, Red Hill. Arrive 12.15pm if you’d like to share lunch or 12.45pm if you just wish to play. Finishes approx. 3.30-4pm.

Cost is $5 with afternoon tea.

This event raises approx. $4,000 per year. New players are most welcome and Meg is happy to teach them how to play.

Contact
Meg Merton
Phone: 0409 832 090  |  Email: megmerton@bigpond.com

As the name depicts, this group of women come together every two years to organise their very successful luncheons now being held at the beautiful Elgee Park. The next one is scheduled for 2019.

President
Helen Fairlie
Phone: 0408 148 314  |  Email: helen.fairlie@hotmail.com

Each fundraising group (or auxiliary) is run by a President and Committee with monthly meetings (new members always welcome).

To find out more about volunteering contact PHH on 5973 2400.

Our Corporate Partners

From events and employee fundraising to sponsorship, workplace giving and joint promotions, staff volunteering as well as gifts-in-kind and of time, PHH would love to work with a wide range of companies to achieve their corporate social responsibility and marketing objectives.

We understand that every business is different, and that’s why we will work with you to develop partnerships tailored to your company’s needs and objectives.

Let’s start the conversation. Phone our Marketing and Fundraising Officer on 5973 2400.

Red Hill Op Shop

After many years at 207 Arthurs Seat Rd, Red Hill, the Red Hill Opportunity Shop (RHOS) made the move in mid 2015 to its permanent new home at 33 Mechanics Road, Red Hill.

Red Hill Op Shop has been in existence since 1983, when it was formed by locals Carmel Whelan and Shirley Reynolds (both now deceased) to raise funds for a feasibility study into establishing a home hospice service on the Mornington Peninsula.  It has grown into a valuable community asset over the years. 

As well as providing a hub for people to meet and a favourite retail outlet, it has also donated over $1 million to Peninsula Home Hospice since it opened.

During the following years, it has had to move twice and its current location at 33 Mechanics Road, Red Hill, is now its permanent home thanks to Grant and Cathy Booker, a local couple who bought the former Uniting Church and set up a Trust to ensure the Op Shop’s occupation of the site could never be threatened.

The Op Shop has a wide variety of constantly changing goods for sale and its pricing policies ensure that turnover is quick.  There are over 100 volunteers who give their time freely helping to making the Op Shop the success it has become, supported by a huge number of people who donate and as many loyal customers.

New volunteers are always welcome, so if you can spare three hours once a month, the Op Shop would love to hear from you.

Keep up to date via facebook.com/redhillopshop or email redhillopshop@gmail.com.

The RHOS is open every Wednesday and Friday from 10am until 4pm and Saturdays from 9am until 1pm at 33 Mechanics Road, Red Hill.