ID: 163277

Sydney Children's Hospital Family Room Volunteer

Family Services Regular - more than 6 months Randwick NSW

About this opportunity

We are always looking for more kind hearts to join our volunteer family here at Ronald McDonald House Charities Sydney.

We currently have lots of Volunteer roles available at our newly furnished and soon to reopen Sydney Children’s Hospital Family Room. Our Sydney Children’s Hospital Family Room is located just off the kids ward at Sydney Children’s Hospital in Randwick.

Our Family Room is designed to be a warm escape from a ward environment. It is a specifically a non-clinical area where families with sick kids can have a break, have a moment to relax and enjoy something to eat.

Here the families also have access to our laundry of love service, shower facilities and private bedrooms where parents can have a much needed rest after a sleepless night. Our Sydney Children’s family room also provides emergency accommodation.

Our Family Room simply cannot operate without our amazing Volunteers who we rely heavily on.

This role can involve welcoming families to the Family Room, preparing baked goods, sandwiches and snacks for the families to enjoy, completing general house-keeping tasks to keep the space lovely for families, maintaining our COVID safety guidelines, operating our laundry of love service and most importantly offering a gesture of kindness on what could be a very difficult day for someone.

We ask for a minimum commitment of one 3.5 hr shift a month.

We have shifts available at the following times:

Mon-Sat 6pm-9pm Mon-Sun 8am-11am

To learn more or sign up to attend an upcoming orientation please email [email protected]


Additional requirements

National Police Certificate *. Working with Children Check *.

If you express interest in this position you will be invited to attend an online orientation to learn more about RMHCS and the Family Room Volunteer Role.

After attending an orientation session you will be required to complete our Volunteer On-boarding Document Package. Once this has been processed you will be invited to attend two shadow shifts at a mutually convenient time to experience first hand what it is like to be one of our amazing Family Room Volunteers.

* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
Time Required

We ask for a minimum commitment of one 3.5 hr shift a month. We have shifts available at the following times: Mon-Sat 6pm-9pm Mon-Sun 8am-11am

Suitable for
  • Skilled Volunteers
Type of work
  • Arts, Craft & Photography
  • Companionship & Social Support
  • Food Preparation & Service
  • Safety & Emergency Services
Training

Full training will be provided to become a Sydney Children's Family Room Volunteer