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How to become a volunteer

  • The RCH Volunteer Program

    All volunteers recruited as RCH Volunteers must:

    • Be aged 18 years or over
    • Be able to commit to a minimum of 3.5 hours per week
    • Be able to commit to volunteering for at least 12 months
    • Have no criminal history of violence, drug offences, sex offences or crimes against children, and must be willing to obtain a Police Check and Working With Children Check when requested to do so
    • Be able to contribute skills and experience gleaned from at least 12 months paid work, or volunteer experience in a similar role, with referees able to attest to this.

      If you meet all of the above criteria you will be able to apply to volunteer as part of the RCH Volunteer Program.

        Apply now    

     Ward Grandparent Program

    To apply for the Ward Grandparent Program please go to the Ward Grand Parent information page which can be accessed here (DO NOT use the APPLY NOW link on this page).  

    Visiting Volunteer Program

    If you are an external charitable organisation or support group wishing to partner with the RCH please contact the RCH Volunteer Service directly.

    Telephone 03 9345 5880


    Department Volunteers

    The RCH Volunteer Service does not recruit department specific volunteers.  If you wish to know if a specific department takes on volunteers you will need to contact them directly. 

    Consumer Representative Volunteer

     A Consumer Representative Volunteer is a committee member who bring views based on their lived experience of a condition or care or their knowledge of a particular population group. These volunteers are members who sit on specific committees and advocate for continuous improvement on behalf of a particular population group.

    To learn more about becoming a Consumer Representative Volunteer, please click here (DO NOT use the APPLY NOW link on this page).  Alternatively you can call 03 9345 5533 and ask to speak to the Consumer Partnerships Manager, or Email