Volunteering at Royal North Shore Hospital

The NSLHD Volunteer Project places volunteers into a broad range of roles in the clinical, allied health and administrative environments.

We are currently experiencing a high demand for placements at both Royal North Shore and Ryde Hospitals. At present, inquiries are being waitlisted.

For all volunteer inquiries, please email nslhd-volunteers@health.nsw.gov.au with your full name, phone number, and email address. You will be contacted with a waiting time estimate.

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‚ÄčVolunteers are asked to commit to:

  • at least one four-hour shift either weekly or fortnightly, for a minimum of six months.

There are a number of different volunteer programs at the Hospitals. Not all have vacancies. These programs provide volunteers in the following types of work:

  • patient contact
  • customer service
  • administration
  • driving.

We try to match our applicants with their preferred role. However, this is not always possible.

Please email nslhd-volunteers@health.nsw.gov.au with your full name, phone number, and email address. You will be contacted with a waiting time estimate.

Following the waiting period, if you are over 18, we will:

  • send you an application pack to complete to return on interview
  • apply for a Criminal Record Check, in accordance with Ministry of Health Policy
  • invite you to attend the next scheduled Orientation Day
  • obtain Personal Reference Checks, in writing.

Once these steps are completed, we will contact you about your proposed placement and how you can begin your role at the Hospital.

Occasionally, RNSH and Ryde Hospital will advertise online with groups such as Govolunteer and SEEK.com for specific positions that require special skills.

The application process does take some time and we appreciate your patience through the process.

 Volunteer application process

The application process can take time. Here are the main steps:

INITIAL INQUIRY
We will make every effort to contact you as soon as possible.

POLICE RECORD CHECK
Can take up to three weeks.

APPLICATION AND INTERVIEW
Application forms delivered to the Volunteer Coordinator with 100 point ID check to be sighted.

ORIENTATION DAY
Usually booking ahead at least two weeks.

PERSONAL REFERENCE CHECKS
Supply two written references (pro forma document).

PROGRAM/POSITION APPROVAL
Meetings arranged with Program Manager for approval/scheduling/induction.

PROGRAM PLACEMENT
The new volunteer now works with the Program Supervisor to get set up with things like a security card. Hours are finalised for shifts.