Thank you for your interest in joining our volunteer program!

We regret to advise that our recruitment is currently closed, and unfortunately, we will not be accepting applications for the foreseeable future.

If you would like to be added to our list to be contacted once volunteer recruitment recommences, please email 

We thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.

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Applicant Details

Do you have a Valid Blue Card
Blue Card Expiry Date

Reference Details:

Please provide details for two referees from whom confidential reports may be obtained. Referees must be known to you through current or previous paid or voluntary employment, or through sporting or community groups. Referees cannot be family members or social friends. Please advise your referees that they will be contacted. Applications will not be accepted without referee details or with inappropriate referees.

Reference 1
Relationship (*)
Preferred Contact Method (*)
Reference 2
Relationship (*)
Preferred Contact Method (*)

Emergency Contact

Please provide the contact details of the best person for us to contact in case of an emergency

Relationship (*)

What previous experience do you have in a volunteer role?
Name of Organisation and type of role

Additional Information

Is there any information, medical or otherwise that you feel we need to be aware of that may affect your volunteering? Alternatively please discuss this in private with a Foundation staff member during the volunteer training program.

Additional Info
Why do you want to volunteer?

Volunteers come from many varied parts of our community. All volunteers have skills or trades that can improve the services we provide to sick children and their families. Please let us know if you have any skills/trades/talents which could help us deliver a high standard of service. For example: Speak another language, work in creative arts, juggling or computer proficiency etc.

Other Skills
Service Choice

Please select your preferred service. *

Training Sessions

As part of our volunteer recruitment process we hold regular training sessions. Please choose one session from the list below:


It is a requirement of the Children's Hospital Foundation volunteer program that you can commit to a minimum of six months of active volunteering with at least the first 6 shifts being on a weekly basis. If you experience difficulties in maintaining either of these commitments, please speak to your volunteer coordinator to discuss possible alternative arrangements. Please note that shift vacancies vary and a waiting list may apply for our more specialised services. Some shifts will be deemed more urgent than others . These will be advised during training. We appreciate your help in prioritising these shifts. Please let us know when you believe you would be able to volunteer including day/s and times.

Availability *

How Did You Hear About Us?

Volunteer Conditions

The Children's Hospital Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and all volunteer applications will be treated equally. In accordance with the Disabilities Act 1992, we will assess applicants based on their ability to complete the inherent requirements of a specific position. An inherent requirement is deemed to be any activity that is essential to the role.

Volunteers must possess the ability to gain an understanding of, and adhere to, Foundation volunteer services policies and procedures. We require volunteers to possess an ability to interact in a team, use initiative, take direction and work effectively with limited supervision. Given the environment we operate in, it is important for all potential volunteers to understand the serious side of our service. We have a duty of care to the children within the hospital to ensure their safety at all times, and we will not compromise on this. If any applicant is unable to meet these inherent requirements, unfortunately we will not able to progress their application any further.

Conditions of becoming volunteer:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Ability to provide documentary evidence of vaccination or immunity for specified vaccine preventable diseases
  • Ability to interact in team
  • Ability to use initiative, take direction and work with limited supervision
  • Ability to interact positively with children, staff and families
  • A willingness to acquire a valid working with children Blue Suitability Card
  • Ability to fit into the cultural values of the Children's Hospital Foundation
  • Good communication skills
  • Independently comprehend policies and procedures
  • Ability to understand and respect confidentiality
  • Ability to maintain professional boundaries
  • Independently complete assessments
  • Independently follow hospital Emergency Procedures
  • Independently identify potential safety risks and work within all Health and Safety guidelines

The information we collect from you will be stored on the Children's Hospital Foundation database and will not be given to outside parties unless you give written consent. Only Foundation staff have access to this information.

Application Declarations *

I declare that by submitting this application form I am committing to six months of active volunteering for Children's Hospital Foundation.
I am willing to work within the Vision, Mission and Ground Rules of Children's Hospital Foundation.
I have read and understood the conditions of becoming a volunteer with the Children's Hospital Foundation.
I declare that the information I have provided is true and accurate.