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Acknowledgement
The Women’s and Children’s Health Network acknowledges Aboriginal people as the First Peoples and Traditional Custodians of Country throughout South Australia. We acknowledge and respect their ongoing and deep spiritual connection and relationship to land, air, sea, waters, community and country. We pay our respect to their Elders past, present and emerging.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices and names of people who have passed away.

Volunteering Opportunities

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The Women’s and Children’s Health Network offers a wide variety of volunteering opportunities at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital in North Adelaide, and at various community sites.

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The Women’s and Children’s Health Network offers a wide variety of volunteering opportunities at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital in North Adelaide, and at various community sites.

Perhaps you would like to volunteer with patients and families or help staff behind the scenes. We match your availability, skills and experience to a role to make sure you and the staff you volunteer with have a positive experience. Below are our current vacancies and areas in which you can get involved.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Due to the large number of applications in the first half of this year, we have been fortunate enough to fill the majority of our vacant volunteer positions.

Over the coming months we will be seeking to fill some volunteer administration support positions.

Volunteer Guide Team

Join our fabulous team of Volunteer Guides!

We need volunteer guides for shifts on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings from 8am to 12pm.

The WCH Volunteer Guides are people who have friendly and outgoing personalities who enjoy meeting people from all walks of life and cultures; have a written and verbal command of the English language.

Our volunteer guides have first class customer service skills and provide a person and family centred care approach to their role as they enjoy being able to help others by guiding them around the hospital. Being part of the WCH Volunteer Guide team is a great way to meet people, keep your brain active, have fun and keep fit!

The Guide Team operates Mondays to Fridays from 8am to 4 pm comprising of 2 shifts per day; 8am -12noon and 12noon – 4 pm. Each volunteer is expected to fulfil one 4 hour shift per week. You will receive comprehensive training to fulfil your role.

If this is something you think you’d like to do, please read the Volunteer Role Description:

Administrative Support Volunteers

Our wonderful Administration Support Volunteers make an extremely valuable contribution to the Women’s and Children’s Health Network.

They enhance our services by giving administrative support to staff in a number of units of the hospital by assisting with tasks such as filing, photocopying, restocking, picking up or delivering case notes and basic data entry.

There are several vacancies in areas where volunteers give general administrative support to staff.

We are looking for volunteers that:

  • Have proven experience working or volunteering in administrative positions or
  • Have transferrable skills for these roles
  • Are reliable and can commit to 4 hours per week for at least 6 months

These volunteers must have:

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • Ability to file in strict alphabetical order
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Basic computer knowledge (not all roles require this)
  • The ability to work with direction but minimal supervision
  • Ability to read and understand written instructions and notices in English.

If you are interested in this area, mention ‘Administration Support’ when applying.

Please note these positions ARE NOT work experience and do not lead to paid employment within the hospital.

Further information

If you are looking for other opportunities please check out the links below: