There is a variety of ways you can get involved and support the work we do for women in our community.
By making a donation, you can contribute to the important work that we do in promoting women’s health and wellbeing in our community.
FWHC is a not-for-profit incorporated association, has health promotion charity status and is a deductible gift recipient. This means that any donations you make to FWHC over $2 are tax deductible.
Although FWHC receives recurrent state government funding, this funding has not kept pace with the growth in demand for services. We generate income through support fees and some fees for service, but these have been kept to a minimum so as not to exclude women from accessing much needed services.
Donations provide extra money for vital projects and services. In the last couple of years we have received donations that have enabled us to revamp our crèche facility and purchase outdoor play equipment. Having a crèche is vital for women with young children so that they can attend much needed appointments and participate in support and parenting groups.
We will be introducing an online donations platform soon. In the meantime if you would like to support FWHC, please contact us.
For those that like to gift their time, we have volunteer opportunities to help with some activities such as:
- child minding in the crèche
- quarterly mail-outs
- grounds maintenance
- assisting at health education events
- running a group activity.
Our volunteers are required to get a Police Clearance and a Working with Children Card if helping in the crèche. We will cover the costs of both of these checks. Volunteering provides opportunities for you to:
- share your skills and experience
- help others
- get involved in the community
- do something worthwhile with spare time
- meet people and have fun
We will provide you with the appropriate information, training and supervision to do the work required. To apply to be a volunteer please contact us and we will organise a time to meet with you to discuss how you can get involved.
FWHC ambassadors are volunteers who agree to work with us on specific, mutually agreed projects and who help to raise our profile in the local community.
We are currently keen to engage an Aboriginal Ambassador who could assist us to make our services more accessible to Aboriginal women. If this is of interest to you or if you know someone who may be interested, contact the Executive Director Diane Snooks for more information.
Meet Lucy Harris
FWHC Youth Ambassador
I am extremely grateful and excited to have the opportunity to take on the FWHC youth ambassador role. I am currently in my third year of an anatomy and human biology undergraduate degree. I am particularly interested in the areas of nutrition and women’s health, with the hope of becoming a doctor or a nutritionist in the future.
In undertaking the youth ambassador role, I will be working with the FWHC team to complete projects aimed at promoting the centre to young women in the area. I strongly believe that the holistic, respectful and caring approach to health care that FWHC offers is what young women are looking for, and I hope to make more young women aware of these fantastic services.