Volunteer Service

ACT Health currently has a large team of volunteers who work across many programs.

Our volunteers come from many walks of life and include university students, retirees, mums and dads and even full time workers who are happy to give some time either after hours during the week or on weekends.

The Health Directorate Volunteers provide a service and support for patients, visitors and staff and are an integral part of the health care team.

2015 Volunteer Applications

ACT Health has many volunteer programs, some of which are more popular than others.

As you review our current vacancies, please note that if the particular program in which you are interested is full, we will not accept further applications until we re-open the program.

Therefore we suggest you regularly review the site for any further updates in relation to the program and also for new programs due to commence.

Contact us

The Volunteer Service Office is based at the Canberra Hospital, Yamba Drive, Garran, in Building 5 (near the Residential Accommodation Reception).

Office hours are 8am to 4.15 pm.

Please call the Volunteer Office on (02) 6174 5272 to make an appointment or to make an enquiry.

You can email any questions you may have to: acthealthvolunteers@act.gov.au to seek information in relation to any of the Health Directorate Volunteer Programs.

Other External Volunteer Providers

ACT Health work closely with other organisations who also provide volunteer services for our patients, including:

Your Commitment

So that we can plan and roster volunteers we ask for a regular commitment - it can be weekly, fortnightly and even monthly - as long as there is consistency and provide us with prior notice of any long absences.

Dependant on the requirements of the volunteer program you undertake you may be working for a minimum of three hours and sometimes longer. This will be discussed further at interview.