“Make a difference in the world – and have some fun as well”
Interested in volunteering at Calvary?
Volunteer Patient Support
(more than one position available)
Become part of Calvary’s highly valued volunteer team! We have a variety of patient support roles available at our Calvary Adelaide, Calvary North Adelaide and Calvary Central Districts hospitals and in the Mary Potter Hospice.
Patient support volunteers play an important role in enhancing the service delivered at Calvary Hospitals and in the Mary Potter Hospice. Duties may include welcoming patients and visitors, providing social support to patients, providing refreshments, answering ward call bells, restocking supplies in patient rooms, menu and mealtime assistance, running errands, basic administration tasks and escorting visitors and mobile patients around the hospital.
To apply, please email CHCA-Volunteers@calvarycare.org.au or contact Volunteer Coordinator, Lauren Moore, on 8405 3614 to request an application form.
Volunteering is at the heart of Calvary
We are grateful to the wide range of volunteers who dedicate their time to enhance the care we offer our patients, their families, friends and the community.
Small business owners, tertiary students, home carers, police officers, teachers, managers, engineers, nurses, counsellors and retirees make up our number. Volunteers are matched to services that draw on their diverse range of skills and interests, including:
- Ward and Mary Potter Hospice patient support
- Courtesy Car
- Dog Therapy
- Extraordinary Ministry of the Holy Communion
- Greeters / enquiry desk support
- Hospitality support
- Library Trolley
- Life Stories Program
- Administration support
Volunteers need to be genuinely committed and work within their role description, adhering to strict confidentiality guidelines.
Qualities looked for in a volunteer:
- Reliable and responsible
- Positive approach to life
- Sensitivity and understanding
- Tact and discretion
- Non judgemental
- Sense of humour
- Team player
Volunteers need to be respectful of others values and beliefs.
Once the application and interview process is complete, prospective volunteers attend an orientation program including mandatory fire safety, manual handling and infection control training, and receive an induction into the role they will perform. References, a police check, and a working with children check are required, at no cost to the individual.