STEP ONE: Please express your interest in becoming a volunteer by submitting the application form below.
STEP TWO: You will then receive a call from the Manager, Volunteer Support Services to discuss your application, this provides an opportunity for you to ask questions.
STEP THREE: National Police Certificate
All volunteers will be subject to a National Police Check. This is done by Chris O’Brien Lifehouse and the process is confidential.
STEP FOUR: Working with Children
All volunteers will be asked to apply for a Working with Children check to be submitted to the Manager, Volunteer Support Services. The process is confidential.
STEP FIVE: Due to the NSW Health Policy to protect patients, staff and the wider community from vaccine preventable diseases, you will need to provide documentary evidence of vaccination or evidence that you are not susceptible to the following vaccine preventable diseases before commencement of volunteering (event volunteers not on site may not require immunisation)
- Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)
- Pertussis (Whooping Cough) including booster
- Varicella (Chickenpox)
- Influenza (Flu)
- Engerix-B (Hepatitis B)
We are unable to provide the vaccinations or cover any associated costs.
STEP SIX: There are several training modules all volunteers must undertake, and some annual requirements. Most of these are done online, which can be done in your home or at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse. We don’t assign your first volunteer shift until all training is complete.
STEP SEVEN: Everyone is required to complete a site orientation this will include, meeting the CEO and Executive Team, tour of the hospital and information sessions on emergency procedures, basic life support, safety and wellbeing.
STEP EIGHT: Once the steps above are complete, your manager will organise your shift and a start date with you.