Current vacancies

Emergency Department - Canberra Hospital

Are you passionate about helping people? Love working on the go?

The Canberra Hospital is looking for volunteers to assist with individuals who have come into the emergency department.

The role of the Emergency Depatment Volunteer is to aid patients and their families and staff during their journey through the Emergency Department; and to ease the emotional distress and anxiety experience by patients.

Various shifts available: Monday – Sunday


Concierge at Canberra Hospital

ACT Health is seeking volunteers to assist as a hospital guide. The role includes meeting and greeting clients in the foyer of the Hospital.

Volunteers will provide assistance to patients, visitors and clients of the Canberra Hospital with directional information including appropriate parking options.

This would suit people who have excellent interpersonal skills, Communication skills and display a calm and caring manner.

Various shifts available: Monday – Friday


Volunteer in the Children's Department

We are looking for friendly and patient individuals to join the team at the Women and Children hospital. You will help provide support through the family experience program.

The role of the volunteer within the Family Experience Program in the Division of Women, Youth and Children is to provide a caring response to improve the experience of women, children, infants and families.

Various shifts available: Monday – Friday


Veterans Liaison

Provision of support and assistance by undertaking social visits and delivering newspapers to Veterans and their families in hospital.

Shifts available on Monday, Wednesday & Friday 10am – midday.


Volunteer in ICU at Canberra Hospital

The Volunteers greet all visitors to the ICU and escort them into the unit to visit the patients. They Liaise with nursing, medical and administrative staff to coordinate visiting. They are the face of the ICU and provide an immeasurable support to the families and other visitors in the waiting room. They guide visitors to other areas if necessary.

Volunteers provide a valuable service and assist in improving the patient, family and carers journeys in our health system.

Various shifts available: Monday – Sunday

  • 8:00am – 11:00am (Monday – Friday only)
  • 11:00am – 2:00pm
  • 2:00pm – 5:00pm
  • 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Volunteer in with Women Youth & Children

Do you have a great sense of direction, a welcoming personality and enjoy a good chat? Then our new Way Finders position will be perfect for you! If you enjoy it you may also like to stay on and support our children in the Paediatric ward.

Do you have an hour or two free to help visitors find their way in the Centenary Hospital for Women & Children? In this role you will help families and visitors find their way in the new hospital

Various shifts available: weekdays


5B Medical Ward - Orthopaedics and Surgery

The role of the 5B Ward Volunteers is varied and diverse and includes, but is not limited to, the following:

Giving informed information, both verbally and information packs, if not received on admission and direction to patients and visitors

Assisting new patients and families with general orientation information, such as where to make tea, lounge, toilets etc

Assisting new patients with settling in as requested and spending time with family when the patient is undergoing treatment

At start of shift receive handover from CNC for suitable patients to assist with activities, such as reading, games, having a chat, in particular for patients with limited mobility and limited visitors

Various shifts available: weekdays


7A Medical Ward - Stroke, Neurology and Infectious Diseases

The role of the 7A Ward Volunteers is varied and diverse and includes, but is not limited to, the following:

Giving informed information, both verbally and information packs, if not received on admission and direction to patients and visitors

Assisting new patients and families with general orientation information, such as where to make tea, lounge, toilets etc

Assisting new patients with settling in as requested and spending time with family when the patient is undergoing treatment

At start of shift receive handover from CNC for suitable patients to assist with activities, such as reading, games, having a chat, in particular for patients with limited mobility and limited visitors

Various shifts available: Monday – Sunday


P.A.R.T.Y Program

P.A.R.T.Y. is an acronym for Prevent Alcohol and Risk-Related Trauma in Youth and is an in-hospital injury awareness and prevention program. P.A.R.T.Y. is aimed at providing teenagers with information about trauma that will enable them to recognise potential injury-producing situations, make prevention-oriented choices, and adopt behaviours that minimise unnecessary risk.

We request that volunteers have a passion for youth issues and the reduction of injury in young people, as well as a genuine interest in teenagers as a whole. An ability to communicate with teenagers is preferable.

Shifts available: 1 day per week (Tuesday) on a rostered basis. Shift time: 11:00 - 15:00hrs

The Program is scheduled to run fortnightly during school term although you may only be rostered once/month.

Administration assistance on a rostered basis (Monday)


Discharge Lounge

The Discharge Lounge Volunteer provides assistance to the nursing staff in the Discharge Lounge by providing a welcoming atmosphere for patients and their family members whilst waiting to be formally discharged

Shifts available 9:00am -12:00pm Monday, Thursday and Friday


How do I become a Volunteer with ACT Health?

  • You must be over 18 years old and able to commit to regular hours either weekly, fortnightly or monthly.
  • To view our current vacancies and role descriptions and to access our Application Package which includes an Application Form, Self Disclosure Form and AFP Check Form please visit our website or contact us and we can email or post one to you. http://www.health.act.gov.au/public-information/consumers/volunteer-service
  • If your application is deemed appropriate you will be asked to attend an informal interview/information session which should take approximately 20 minutes. This gives you an opportunity to ask any questions in relation to volunteering and an opportunity for us to get to know you.
  • Upon a successful interview, police check and referee report and prior to commencing duties you will be required to attend a mandatory ACT Health Volunteer Orientation and an area specific orientation/buddy shifts for the area you will be volunteering in.
  • ­ Working with Vulnerable People Check – www.ors.act.gov.au. It is now a requirement of the ACT Government that volunteers complete this check when working with children and other vulnerable people. This new system is being brought in slowly over the next few years. Volunteers working with children and pastoral care workers are already required to have this before commencing work as a Volunteer. Discuss with the Volunteer Office if you have any questions.