Volunteer at: Randwick House
The House is a happy, safe & welcoming environment for Families that have sick children undergoing treatment at Sydney Children’s Hospital. We have 28 rooms and 4 isolation units and due to such high demand Families staying with us at the House, must live 100 km away from the hospital to be eligible for a room.
Volunteer duties are varied and include meeting & greeting guests and families, general cleaning & tidying of the House, gardening, setting up and assisting with functions & fundraising events, assisting corporate groups with making dinner for the families, odd jobs around the house, wrapping Christmas presents, delivering newsletters etc.
We also have our Dream Team Volunteers who are on duty between 9pm-8am Friday or Saturday and are provided with their own bedroom. They are the main point of contact for families during this time.
The role includes holding the house mobile, booking in any emergency families, making sure that the communal areas are clean & tidy ready for the next morning and ensuring that the evacuation procedure is carried out in the event of a fire or an emergency.
We also have our gorgeous therapy dog Wilbur who welcomes the opportunity with a friendly Paw Pal Volunteer!
Volunteer at: Wollongong Hospital Family Room
Our newest Family Room is situated in the Children’s department of Wollongong Hospital next to the Children’s ward. Families can enjoy the snacks and drinks provided by the volunteers as well as having a shower or get their laundry done. They can enjoy relaxing in front of our big screen TV and catch up on Foxtel.
Our Family Room Volunteers meet & greet our Families and provide them with a clean, tidy, warm and welcoming environment for them to recharge in. Volunteers help by doing the Families laundry for them in our Laundry of Love, baking delicious goodies for them to enjoy, making the best cup of coffee or tea and making our Families feel cared for when they themselves are caring for their children.
Our volunteering shifts are available throughout the week & at the weekend. To keep consistency and a constant presence of support for our Families, we ask for a minimum monthly commitment. The shifts are generally 3-3.5 hours long with the exception of the overnight House Dream Team Volunteer’s role which is 11-12 hours long.
What are the steps to becoming a Volunteer?
If you want to come and join our RMHC Volunteer Family and make that beautiful difference in the lives of our Families we’d love to hear from you!
Please feel free to contact us at
Volunteers- the Heart of our House & Family Rooms.