Volunteering Opportunities

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.

Please go to ‘Applying to Volunteer’ to apply for all roles, mentioning which role you are interested in on the online application form.

Volunteer Guide Team

Join our prestigious team of Volunteer Guides!

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 directing or 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.

If this is something you think you’d like to do please read the Volunteer Role
Description PDF iconhere.

My Time Volunteers

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. Volunteers with My Time assist the Playtime Helper to look after the children (0-5years). Volunteers are required, in general, for 8 sessions per term, for 2 hours per session. My Time volunteers are people who genuinely enjoy engaging with children.

Vacancies exist at the following My Time groups:

  • Aldgate – Mondays 9.30 am to 11.30 am
  • Hackham West – Tuesday 9.30 am to 11.30 am
  • Lockleys – Tuesday 12.30 pm to 2.30 pm

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! Read the Volunteer role Description PDF iconhere.

Administration 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.

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

Play Therapy Volunteers – Paediatric Wards

Play Therapy volunteer 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 in the Women’s and Children’s Hospital (WCH) to which they are assigned.

We are particularly looking for play therapy volunteers for Day of Surgery Admissions (DOSA) (please read the Volunteer Role Description PDF iconhere) and the Adolescent Ward (Volunteer Role Description PDF iconhere).

A small number of other vacancies for play therapy volunteer opportunities are available on other paediatric wards.

Volunteering Links

Volunteering SA&NT – www.volunteeringsa.org.au

Go Volunteer – http://govolunteer.com.au

Seek Volunteer – http://volunteer.com.au/Opportunity/State/SA