We provide a large support network of volunteers which includes:

  • Pink Ladies, Florist and Gift Shop volunteers
  • Play leaders in the Child and Adolescent Unit
  • Volunteers in various departments through out the hospital.

Our volunteers are a diverse group of men and women who currently range in age up to 90 years young. Many of our volunteers have been with us for more than 20 years. The care and friendliness of our volunteers continues to brighten the lives of thousands of patients. Our volunteers reflect the multicultural nature of our local community.

Volunteers are invaluable members of our hospital community. They work behind the scenes to provide the following services:

  • Patient library service
  • Newspaper delivery to the wards
  • Shopping at the kiosk for toiletries
  • Arranging and caring for ward flowers
  • Running of the Pink Ladies Florist and Gift Shop weekdays and Saturdays
  • Craft and playtime with children in the Paediatric Unit
  • Patient hairdressing service
  • Patient companions to patients
  • Internal courier service
  • General clerical support to a wide range of hospital departments
  • Patient feeding programs


How to become a volunteer

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or have any questions, please contact the Fundraising and Volunteers Manager on 02 9477 9459

Where you can find us

The Volunteer Service office is located on the walkway behind the Lumby Building (Building 5) next to the Florist and Hairdresser shops (Building 13).

What are our hours?

Volunteers generally work from 9am until 2pm from Monday to Friday; the hospital florists may work from 9am to 4pm and Saturdays from 10am to 4pm.

More information:

Volunteers also form part of the services we provide in the local Community Health Centres: such as Berowra, Brooklyn, Galston, Hillview, Pennant Hills and Wisemans Ferry.

The Pink Ladies Auxiliary was established in 1962 and is reputedly the oldest volunteer group of its kind in Australia. The Pink Ladies Auxiliary is now an integral and vital part of the high quality services delivered by the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Health Service.

The Pink Ladies Auxiliary continues to be a generous financial supporter of the hospital.

Becoming a volunteer at HKHS is an opportunity to make a difference in your local community and at the same time make lasting friendships.