ID: 52778

Support - Gosford Family Room Volunteer

Family Services Regular - more than 6 months Gosford NSW

About this opportunity

The Ronald McDonald Family Room at Gosford Hospital is run by friendly volunteers and is a welcoming home-like space where family can take time out from long hours at their child's hospital bedside so they can rest and recharge. The Family Room Volunteer is there to: *Meet, greet and provide a warm welcome to families visiting the Family Room *Explain the Family Room facilities and programs to families *Assist families as needed *General duties (including keeping the Family Room clean eg cleaning shower after every use and adhering to strict Covid-19 policies) *Assist families with clothes washing and food preparation *Report any WHS and maintenance issues to staff As a volunteer at our Family Room, your role includes: *Opening up the Family Room and being there to provide a place of refuge and support for the families and carers of sick or injured children in Gosford Hospital *Providing an empathetic, friendly environment within the room for sick children and their families *Listening and supporting *General light housekeeping *Take care of others and themselves and ask for help when needed *Develop and maintain excellent relationships with all staff, guests and all volunteers within the Family Room and throughout the Hospital

Benefits: Helping to keep families together during tough times; develop new skills and confidence, receiving training and support from staff.

***To be referred to this role an interview with Volunteering Central Coast is required. You will be contacted soon to arrange a mutually convenient time and place. ***


Additional requirements

National Police Certificate *. Working with Children Check *.

All volunteers will receive free parking during their shift at the hospital.

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

Monday to Friday - 8am - 11am, 11am - 2pm. Saturday and Sunday 10am - 2pm

Suitable for
  • Wheelchair Access
Type of work
  • Companionship & Social Support
Training

Induction and on the job training provided