Volunteer at Westmead
Westmead Hospital Volunteers make a difference in a variety of roles including assisting both patients and visitors and “behind the scenes” assistance of our dedicated staff.
Volunteers at Westmead Hospital perform countless tasks that add that extra special touch to a patient’s journey. They form an invaluable resource by assisting patients, visitors and staff, making a significant contribution to the ability of Westmead Hospital to keep people healthy. By engaging in patient and client activities, volunteers are a link between the clinical and nursing services, and together form a holistic approach to the quality health care that people need. Westmead Hospital Volunteers are valued members of the team and enjoy many benefits.
The Volunteer program at Westmead Hospital is currently seeking volunteers for the following roles
- Volunteer Guide
Volunteer guides assist visitors to Westmead Hospital with directions to their destination. The guide program is a vital hospital service and is greatly valued by outpatients, visitors and carers. Guides work in teams of 5 per day, Mon – Fri, and each volunteer is rostered 1 day a week. Guides must be physically fit enough to walk around the hospital and be interested in interacting with the public. Training & induction is provided.
- Volunteer Buggy drivers
Buggy Driver Volunteers drive a buggy within Westmead Hospital to assist people who cannot walk, or find it difficult to walk, in getting to their destination. The visitor buggy is a vital hospital service and is greatly valued by outpatients, visitors and carers. Two buggies operate per day, Mon – Fri, and each driver is rostered 1 day a week. Drivers must hold a current C class NSW driver’s license, be physically fit enough to drive a buggy without power steering and be interested in interacting with the public. Training & induction is provided. We are keen to expand our wonderful team of volunteer drivers so if this sounds like you please contact me for more information.
- Hospital Support
Hospital Support Volunteers assist staff by creating files. Volunteers are based in various hospital locations Mon – Fri, with each volunteer rostered half a day per week. Hospital Support Volunteers must have excellent attention to detail and high level skills in written and spoken English.
- Justice of the Peace (JP)
Justice of the Peace Volunteers assist visitors and patients with progressing legal and other matters. JP services include witnessing a person making a statutory declaration or affidavit and certifying copies of original documents. Volunteers must have a current JP license and enjoy interacting with people. Each volunteer JP is rostered half a day per week, Mon – Fri.
All Westmead Hospital Volunteers must
- be double vaccinated against COVID-19 and adhere to mask wearing rules
- have or be willing to obtain a Working With Children Check (WWCC). Free for volunteers
- have or be willing to get appropriate vaccinations (certain patient interacting roles only)
- be looking for an ongoing role
- be 18 years of age or over
Benefits for all Westmead Hospital Volunteers include validated parking and meal voucher on rostered days, uniform, social interaction, recognition and more.
If you are interested in joining the amazing Volunteer team at Westmead Hospital please contact Volunteer Manager Catherine Enright at Catherine.Enright@health.nsw.gov.au or on 8890 4706 for more information.
Volunteer Services Manager