Volunteering

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.

For all volunteer enquiries, please don't hesitate to contact the Volunteer Office by email at nslhd-volunteers@health.nsw.gov.au with your full name, phone number, email address and which hospital you would like to volunteer with. Below is further information about volunteering and the recruitment process.

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​Volunteers 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 with the following types of work:

  • patient support
  • customer service
  • administration
  • driving.

We strive to match our applicants with their preferred role. However, this is not always possible and depends on volunteer program vacancies.

If you are over 18 and able to make the requested time commitment, we will:

  • Send you an application pack 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

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

The Volunteer Office will occasionally advertise volunteering roles online with groups such as GoVolunteer and SEEK.com for positions that require special skills.

We look forward to hearing from you.

 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.
APPLICATION AND INTERVIEW
Application forms delivered to the Volunteer Coordinator with 100 point ID check to be sighted.​
PERSONAL REFERENCE CHECKS
Supply two written references (pro forma document).
​POLICE RECORD CHECK
Can take up to three weeks.
ORIENTATION DAY
Usually booking ahead at least two weeks.
​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.