ID: 201078

Children's Hospital Play Lead

Young People Regular - more than 6 months South Brisbane QLD

About this opportunity

The Role

Our Play (entertainment) volunteers bring a world of fun and distraction to patients and their families at the Queensland Children’s Hospital. Clinical research has proven that play and distraction decreases recovery time and the level of discomfort experienced by the patient during treatment.

Play (entertainment) volunteers facilitate play and entertainment activities in our Kidzone playroom. Kidzone is a free playroom full toys and activities for kids of all ages including Nintendos, arts and crafts, board games, action figurines, dolls, cars, bubbles, playdough, and more.

You may also take toys and games to the bedsides to play with patients and their siblings in the wards. One of the wonderful things about this service is that we can offer kids the opportunity to choose what they want to do. Their days are usually regimented by hospital staff and procedures – we give them the chance to make choices and just be kids again.

Key Responsibilities

  • Providing play, entertainment and activities for children in Kidzone, inpatient and outpatient departments which are flexible and adaptable to suit the interest and developmental ability of the child.
  • Interacting positively with patients and their families, taking into consideration their cultural and social conditions
  • Assisting with maintaining resources and materials, ensuring correct infection control procedures, as well as cleaning and tidying resources
  • Providing resource loans (eg toys, games etc) to patients in wards
  • Collecting items from wards and refilling resources

About Us

Children’s Hospital Foundation funds cutting-edge equipment, vital research and on the ground support for kids with all illnesses, injuries and conditions, throughout Queensland and northern New South Wales. We identify and action gaps in funding and support right across the kids’ health landscape – the places left lacking but no less deserving.

Sometimes these gaps can appear small, filled by acts of kindness or compassion – a helping hand, a knowing smile or a place to play during a hospital stay. Other times they are large, bridged only by championing world-class care and treatment and breakthroughs in research and technology.

Regardless of the scale of the task we face, we task ourselves to face it. From the suburbs to the cities, rural, regional and remote, we help all kids, not just some. The many, not the few.

Here to be the difference every kid deserves.


You will receive next steps in the application process after you apply.

Additional requirements

Covid-19 vaccination . Working with Children Check *.

Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.
As part of the Queensland Government’s strategy to protect patients, staff and the wider community from vaccine-preventable diseases, you will need to complete Vaccine Preventable Diseases Evidence Certification Form for the below preventable diseases:
- Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)
- Pertussis (Whooping Cough) including booster
- Varicella (Chickenpox)

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

We ask for regular attendance at the same shift each week or fortnight. Shifts are approximately four hours long morning and afternoon between Monday and Friday.

Suitable for
  • Centrelink Volunteers
  • People with disability
  • Skilled Volunteers
  • Young adults, 18 - 24
Type of work
  • Arts, Craft & Photography
  • Childcare
  • Companionship & Social Support
  • Music & Entertainment

All volunteers will be provided in person and online training to ensure confidence and compliance in volunteer roles.