Without our dedicated volunteers, the Foundation would not be able to do the wonderful work that we do for children…
“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does”
Your time is one of the most valuable gifts you can give. Our volunteers are the backbone of the Foundation. They are involved in almost all of our fundraising and community events and some have even been with us for over 15 years.
By volunteering with Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation (formerly PMH Foundation) you will be giving the gift of time, and your efforts can help us raise vital funds for the hospital.
If you’re looking to meet new people, experience new things and get involved with a great cause, we’d love to have you as a Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation volunteer!
Frequently asked questions
Can I volunteer on the hospital wards and with the patients?
There are opportunities for volunteers to assist in Fun on Four, the Perth Children’s Hospital recreational play area. At the moment, all volunteer opportunities within Fun on Four have been filled, however if you would like to be notified when this opportunity is available again, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Nicole. If you are looking for specific “on the ward” volunteering opportunities, please contact PCH Volunteers directly with your query.
How can I help?
By joining our Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation volunteer team, you will have the opportunity to be involved in a wide variety of fundraising and community events throughout the year. Your support at fundraising and community events helps us to raise much needed funds for kids in hospital to help them lead their healthiest and happiest lives! Please complete the Volunteer Interest Form at the bottom of this page, to be kept up-to-date with current volunteer opportunities.
What is the process to become a Perth Children's Hospital Foundation volunteer?
Please complete the Volunteer Interest Form at the bottom of this page to be officially register as a Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation volunteer. You will be added to our ‘Stitches’ Little Helpers’ e-newsletter and be the first to find out when new volunteer opportunities arise.
Why should I volunteer?
People volunteer for many different reasons including personal development, to meet new people, to give back to the community, or to meet corporate or course requirements. At Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation, no matter what your reason for volunteering is, we always make sure that our volunteers have fun whilst helping out and that they know they are making a difference for children in hospital.
Do I need a Working with Children Check?
As many of our volunteering opportunities are events based, you do not need to apply for a Working with Children Check (WWCC) unless specified. However, all our Interns and Stitches volunteers will need to apply for a WWCC. We will be happy to guide you through the process.
Can I volunteer with my children?
This will depend on the type of event you wish to get involved in. Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Nicole for more information.
I am under 18 years old, can I volunteer?
Unfortunately Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation volunteers must be aged 18 and above. From time to time, we may accept volunteers under the age of 18 for event volunteer roles. Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Nicole if you would like further information.
Do you provide work experience opportunities for school students?
As we do not have regular office-based volunteering opportunities, we cannot commit to taking work experience students on board. However if you are between 16 and 18 and have an adult supervisor who is willing to volunteer with you, we would love to have you join us at our events. Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Nicole for further information.
Will I get a statement to confirm the number of hours I have volunteered for?
As a lot of our volunteers are students, we understand the importance of recognising the number of hours invested in volunteering for portfolio purposes. A statement confirming hours and volunteering duties can be provided upon request.
If I have a question that hasn't been covered
If you have further questions regarding volunteering with Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Nicole who will be happy to help.
Current volunteering opportunities
Volunteer opportunities are constantly being updated, if nothing below suits you – be sure to check back again soon!
Perth Children's Hospital Gift Shop Volunteer
Date: Weekly shift commencing September 2018 for a minimum of one year
Location: Perth Children’s Hospital, 15 Hospital Avenue, Nedlands, WA 6009
What you will be doing: Please see the Volunteer Position Description for a detailed overview of the position and the skills required
Application process: To apply for this volunteer role, please email a short description of why you’d be great for the role addressing the skills required to firstname.lastname@example.org
Op Shop Volunteer
We are looking for a volunteer to assist on Friday and Saturday afternoons at our Sweet Charity Op Shop in Scarborough.
If you have a real interest in Op Shop fashion, please get in touch for further details!
Volunteer Interest Form
If you would like to join our volunteer team, please complete the Volunteer Interest Form below: