Volunteering Opportunities

We offer a wide variety of volunteering opportunities at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital in North Adelaide, and at community sites across South Australia.

So whether it’s working with patients and families, or helping staff behind the scenes there are many areas in which you can get involved, such as:

  • administration assistance
  • child minding
  • guide team
  • driving
  • family and parent support
  • assisting Play Therapists.

Current Vacancies

Fabio the Frog Survey Volunteer

The Women’s and Children’s Hospital is committed to providing quality services to consumers and their families. We are currently conducting a novel way to get children and their parents to give us feedback on the care that has been provided. We will be using a new survey tool developed specifically for children and parents in a healthcare setting called Fabio the Frog.

The short survey is presented in a hand held computer tablet. The survey is to support hospital staff to hear about consumer experiences of our service prior to going home. The information gained from the survey will help us to learn more about children’s experiences from their point of view so that we can ensure that we deliver quality services and positive experiences.

The survey is voluntary. The survey is anonymous and completely confidential. There are no risks associated with this survey activity. There are no right or wrong answers.

We are requiring a volunteer to support nursing staff in 10 wards and two outpatient areas to hand out the devices to children and parents, twice a week for four hours. You will visit each ward for a two week period before moving onto the next ward. After the 12 weeks, you will start again in the first ward. After 12 weeks a report is produced and handed to staff to address any concerns and celebrate all positive feedback.

Volunteers will be required to make a 6 month commitment.

If you are interested please read the role description (PDF - 268kb) and apply here. Please mention in your application that you are interested in Fabio the Frog Survey Volunteer role

Heritage & History Group Volunteers

If you are and heritage and history buff we have just the volunteer opportunity for you!

The Heritage and History 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 (half day per week) and a small group of active volunteers.

This role would be suited to students of History, Museum and Heritage Studies, Library Studies and Archaelogy.

Collection Assistant

The Collection Assistant Volunteer will assist with object collection management and displays.

The Collection Assistant will have an active interest in heritage and history and the medical based collection held at the Women’s and Children's Hospital and excellent research skills.

Please read the volunteer role description (PDF - 269kb) and if you are interested, apply here.

Play Therapy Volunteers - Paediatric Outpatient Department (POPD)

WCHN Volunteers is offering an exciting opportunity to the right people to become part of a new developing team of Play Therapy Volunteers in the Paediatric Outpatient Department.

Paediatric Outpatients (POPD) is an area of the hospital set aside to provide a pleasant, safe and welcoming environment for children and their families. It is a very large and extremely busy department with multiple clinics occurring daily.

The staff in Outpatients all work together to ensure an efficient, high quality service for children and families attending the various clinics.

POPD Play Therapy Volunteers are enthusiastic, fit and active people who assist the POPD Play Therapist with play activities and special events in all clinic areas.

If you are interested in applying for the role please read the Volunteer Role Description (PDF - 268kb) carefully, as we will be matching prospective volunteers to that description to build a team for 2017.

Please note you will need to be available to start before the end of the year.

If you are interested in this area, apply here and complete as much of the information as possible, and mention that you are interested in this specific role.

Volunteer Guide Team

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; they are computer literate and familiar with portable technologies such as iPads, tablets, and mobile phones or willing to learn.

Our volunteer guides 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, 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 - 237kb) and apply here.

Volunteering Links

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

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

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