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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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My Time Play Helper

We are looking for people who genuinely enjoy engaging with children to volunteer with the My Time program.

My Time is a program for parents and carers of children with a disability, developmental delay or chronic medical condition to have time out in a group, led by a group facilitator, held during school terms. The groups are held in the community in places like community centres and Early Learning Centres. Each group has a Playtime Helper that looks after the children while parents and carer’s have time out with the group. Groups run during school terms only.

Volunteers with My Time assist the Playtime Helper to look after the children (0-5years). Volunteers are required, in general, for 6 sessions per term, for 2 hours per session. This position is suitable for those studying Child Care, Disability, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, and Speech Therapy. Or maybe you’re retired or have time to share your grand parenting skills!

Volunteers are needed in the following My Time Groups: Elizabeth Grove, Tuesday 1-3 pm, Trinity Gardens, Wednesday, 12-2 pm and Wynn Vale Friday 12:30-2:30pm.

Our experience is that this role is most successful when the volunteer lives close to the actual; group they are volunteering for.

If you wish to apply for this role, please apply online with as much detail as possible and attach a CV (if you have one).

Volunteer Guide Team

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

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

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.

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

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