Volunteer Services

Supporting sick kids and their families every step of the way

Our Volunteers have been providing incredible support to create a more positive hospital experience for sick kids and their families for more than 30 years.

Emergency Department Support

By supporting the welfare team at the Queensland Children’s Hospital we can help ensure families are comforted and supported during times of tragedy and heartbreaking loss.

Entertainment Volunteers

When sick kids are confined to their hospital bed and room, our bedside play volunteers make sure they don’t feel lonely or bored by bringing books, games and puzzles to the bedside.

Kidzone – Supervised Play

Kidzone – supervised play is available on Level 6 at Queensland Children’s Hospital, offering a range of entertainment and craft activities.

Loans Library

A range of resources can be borrowed during your time in hospital, including LEGO®, board and card games, craft sets and toys.

Oncology Outpatient Support

Our volunteers are there to entertain and support children prior and during their medical procedure in the Oncology Outpatient department.

Operating Theatre Support

Our volunteers are there to help ease the stress of the high-pressure environment by providing a helping hand to parents or distracting and entertaining kids.

Scholastic Book Bunker

Kids in hospital can sit and read their favourite story, or have a story read to them thanks to our Scholastic Book Bunker Volunteers and a selection of more than 5,000 books.

Steggles Cuddle Carers

Comforting the youngest of patients with a reassuring and soothing cuddle so parents can take a break from their baby’s bedside, safe in the knowledge their little one isn’t alone for a second.

Woolworths Wayfinders

Our volunteer Wayfinders make navigating the Queensland Children’s Hospital a breeze. Their in-depth knowledge of every area will ensure you find your way to your next appointment in plenty of time.

Thank you for your interest in joining our volunteer program!

Volunteer 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 volunteerrecruitment@childrens.org.au 

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