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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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Volunteer Guide Team

Do you want to be part of a great team? Do you like to keep active and help others? Join our fabulous team of Volunteer Guides!

We are building our team and looking for people who can volunteer Wednesdays (8am–12pm and 12pm–4pm), Thursdays (12pm–4pm) and Fridays (8am–12pm and 12pm–4pm).

The WCH Volunteer Guides are people who are friendly and 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:

History and Heritage Group Collection Assistant Volunteer

This is a fabulous opportunity if you are someone who is interested in old and unique artifacts that tell the history of our hospital and are keen to learn more.

The History and Heritage Group aims to preserve, collect, catalogue, store and display items of historical significance to the Women’s and Children’s Hospital, and its predecessors, the Adelaide Children’s Hospital and the Queen Victoria Hospital, and their associated institutions. The collection is managed by one part-time consultant and a small group of active volunteers. The Collection Assistant Volunteer will work under instructions from the Museum Consultant and assist with collection management and information requests.

If this is something you are interested in we would love to chat to you. Please mention History & Heritage in your online application.

Taikurrinthi (Aboriginal Liaison Unit) Volunteer

Taikurrinthi (Aboriginal Liaison Unit) within the Women’s and Children’s Hospital, welcomes all Aboriginal families during their stay at the hospital. It is a safe and friendly place away from the wards and a good place to catch up with our Aboriginal Liaison Officers (ALOs). ALOs support families to improve a woman’s or a child’s journey through the health care system by providing cultural advocacy and linking families with a diverse range of service providers if required.

A volunteer with good organisational skills is required in Taikurrinthi to provide general and administrative support for 4 hours per week on a Monday to Friday (day negotiable).

If this sounds like you, please mention Taikurrinthi when you apply.

Play Therapy Volunteers

Play Therapy volunteers make a valuable contribution to the life of the hospital, the patients, their families and staff by providing a caring and efficient service which enhances the activities of the paid Play Therapists.

Play Therapy Volunteers are caring, patient people who relate well to children of all ages as well as adults. They are able to perform the role with minimum supervision and guidance and provide extra support to assist the Play Therapists in one of the paediatric wards or the outpatient department in the Women’s and Children’s Hospital (WCH) to which they are assigned.

If you are interested in this role apply online giving as much information as possible about your experience working with children. Mention that you are interested in applying for this role.

Vacancies exist on Monday to Thursday mornings. Please mention this role when you apply.

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 who:

  • 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: