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.

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 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.

My Time Volunteers

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 8 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: Kadina -Thursday mornings, Lockleys – Tuesday mornings and Trinity Gardens – Wednesday mornings.

If you wish to apply for this role please complete the Volunteer Application Form with as much detail as possible, attach a CV (if you have one) and send it via the contacts provided.

Play Therapy Volunteers – Paediatric Wards and Paediatric Outpatients

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 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.

Torrens House Volunteers

Torrens House is a live-in service for parents and babies up to 12 months old based on South Terrace, Adelaide. Parents who are experiencing difficulties feeding and settling their babies or having other parenting concerns can stay for 3 ½ days, Tuesdays to Fridays to receive the help they need.

Torrens House Volunteers are kind, caring and supportive to the families, welcoming and familiarising them with the unit and their room. They also assist at mealtimes with babies, during baby massage groups and provide child care while parents attend groups. Volunteers support staff by also assisting with some administrative duties.

Volunteers are needed for Wednesday afternoons, 2 pm to 4 pm and Thursday mornings, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm.

If you are interested, apply online giving as much information as possible about your experience and mention that you are interested in Torrens House.

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

Volunteering Links

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

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

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