Bring your life skills, experience, empathy and compassion to our fun and friendly volunteer team at The Wesley Hospital. We have a range of fulfilling volunteer roles and shifts where you can belong to a vital, dedicated team, while helping to change lives – yours included.

Hospital volunteer opportunities

The Wesley Hospital volunteers come from diverse social and professional backgrounds and support all areas of the hospital. Whether it’s helping patients and visitors find their destination or providing administrative support, you can make a positive difference in the lives of our patients and visitors.

There are many volunteer roles, including (but not limited to):

  • Transporting patients to and from hospital.
  • Accompanying patients to a ward or clinic.
  • Providing directions and information to visitors.
  • Providing companionship and pastoral care.

Finding the right role for you is important to us – we will discuss your needs with you and aim to match your skills and experience with the requirements of available vacancies.

We also offer:

  • Free parking, uniforms and a light meal.
  • Professional and personal support from our dedicated team of co-ordinators.
  • Awards and certificates that recognise your contribution.

If you would like to provide service to others, consider hospital volunteering, and sign up today!

What we are looking for

Volunteers must be aged 18 or older, enthusiastic, willing to help and support, and keen to be part of a caring volunteer community. We are looking for people who can:

  • Provide a six-month commitment.
  • Commit to a regular, four-hour shift on a consistent day (shifts are normally available between 8am and 4pm, Monday to Friday).

Please note: While we cannot offer work experience placements to students under 18 in the volunteer team, The Wesley Hospital has opportunities for students and graduates who are working towards a medical career in our Graduate Nurse Program and UnitingCare Clinical School; as well as on-the-job training for people with disability in our Project SEARCH internships.

Volunteer training

We provide online training before you start, followed by further on-the-job training and additional specialist training for certain roles.

Our friendly volunteer team is here to support you, too – some of our volunteers have been with us for more than 20 years!

Corporate volunteering program

Have you or your organisation considered corporate volunteering? If so, The Wesley Hospital is offering An Introduction to Corporate Volunteering. This part-day program provides an opportunity to partner with existing volunteers to experience firsthand the role of a hospital volunteer.

Compassionate Companions

The Wesley Hospital’s compassionate volunteers provide social connection and support to patients in our Vulnerable In-Patient Service and End of Life Compassionate Companions program.

Learn more ›

What our volunteers say

See what some of our volunteers have to say about their experience.

David and Leona - Volunteers

“It's a privilege to help others and while doing so we enjoy the camaraderie of the volunteers and the many laughs we have.”

John - Volunteer driver

“The best part of volunteering for me is the incredible conversations had with patients whilst driving them to and from the hospital for treatment.”

Honor - Resident tour guide

“As a ‘vollie’ I receive so much more than I give. Being a part of a community with an important role in serving others adds another rich dimension to my life, for which I am very grateful.”


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