Working with us


Our valued volunteers provide a vital link between the hospital and the community.
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They give their time, expertise, skills and experience to help us provide our patients with the best possible care.

All volunteering on our campus is undertaken with the St John of God Health Care values in mind to enhance the experience of our patients, their families and their friends.

Our volunteer caregiver program invites community members to participate in various roles across the hospital that are advertised here when available.

Essential volunteer requirements

To be considered for a volunteer caregiver role, you must:

  • have excellent communication, listening and interpersonal skills with the ability to engage with a diverse range of people and interact with empathy, patience and understanding
  • regard yourself as a people person who is interested and approachable in assisting and supporting a range of people from the community
  • be over 18 years of age 
  • have a friendly, helpful and mature disposition and have a general positive attitude to contribute to a patient’s sense of wellbeing and the experience of their family and friends
  • understand the concept of professional boundaries when engaging with patients and their families
  • understand the importance of confidentiality and privacy
  • have the time to commit to a volunteering role with ongoing reliable attendance for a minimum period of 12 months
  • be prepared to attend an information and interview session
  • be willing to undertake and complete an orientation session and induction into the role
  • be able and willing to undertake and complete a certificate standard, an on-line short generic healthcare related training module. This is to be completed in your own time and has an annual refresher requirement. Medium computer skills are required.
  • be prepared to undergo certain personal checks (e.g. 100 point Identification check; National Police check) and sign adherence to hospital policies and procedures
  • understand and support the Mission and Values of St John of God Hospital Murdoch
  • be non-judgemental and open to the diversity of people from differing spiritual and religious beliefs, ideas, cultures, religions, philosophies, attitudes and expectations that you may come in contact with while a volunteer caregiver.

2019 volunteer opportunities (closes Friday 13/09/2019)

St John of God Murdoch Hospital invites you to provide a short Expression of Interest (EOI) for the following volunteering positions available at the hospital.

You should carefully consider the one-year commitment for our volunteer program prior to applying and read the essential criteria for all volunteering vacancies.

When forwarding an EOI, please state the position number & provide a brief overview of your reasons for wanting to volunteer in this healthcare organisation, details of your experience/skills and personal attributes related to the position.

Position no. 12019 - Complementary therapists

Are you a qualified Complementary Therapist with evidence of recognised qualifications? Would you like to contribute to the community by becoming a volunteer caregiver in our touch based complementary therapy program?

We are seeking qualified therapists in Reflexology and Massage to join the volunteer team of complementary therapists. Our therapists based in the Hospice’s ‘Footprints Day Centre’ provide complementary therapies for our palliative care patients.

Complementary Therapists volunteer three to four hours of their time weekly or fortnightly to support our palliative care patients enhancing their feelings of wellbeing and quality of life. Sessional resources provided as required. Days and times are flexible during working hours Monday to Thursday.

Position no. 42019 – Reflexology
Position no. 52019 - Massage

Position no. 10019 – Emergency Department (ED)

The Emergency Department is open 24/7 and the daily activity is undeterminable. Therefore, the session times for volunteering are never more than 4 hours per session but maybe less on a session-by-session basis. While these vacancies do not include weekend opportunities, if you prefer a weekend this can be discussed further. Likewise late afternoon positions can also be available.

This general assistant position involves hospitality to our patients and visitors and assistance with some non-medical related areas that support the team and the department. The role does not relate to medical, clinical or, nursing care other than being in the environment.

Position 10019O: Monday 9.00am to 12.00pm, weekly basis
Position 10019L: Monday 1.00pm to 4.00pm, weekly basis
Position 10019K: Wednesday 1.00pm to 4.00pm, weekly basis
Position 10019M: Thursday 9.00am to 12.00pm, weekly basis
Position 10019N: Friday 1.00pm to 4.00pm, fortnightly basis

Position no. 72019– Endoscopy

Position available on Friday morning, weekly basis with a start time between 8.30 to 9.00 am (flexible) to 12.30 pm. The finishing time will vary slightly dependent on hospital activity.

The volunteering role in Endoscopy is based on the concept of engaging in hospitality to our patients post procedure through the provision of beverages and light food as required. This position requires standing, bending andlight lifting.

Murdoch Hospital is seeking people who meet the essential personal criteria to enhance our patients’ experience. An interest in meeting, helping andcommunicating with a diverse range of people is required.

Position 72019A: Friday 9.00am to 12.30pm, weekly basis 

92019 – Front of House

Based in the reception area at the front of the main hospital this position is the first point of contact for patients and visitors. The role involves meeting and greeting our patients and visitors and the provision of relevant assistance, information and wayfaring in support of our guests. The ability to learn locations of facilities, wards and medical specialists, assist with taxi hire and car park payments are part of the various requirements. The role entails considerable walking at times and may include some lengthy standing. Finish time can be flexible.

The position also operates as a Hand Hygiene ambassador for patients and visitors to the hospital as part of Infection Control.

Training in manual handling of wheelchairs (limited transportation only) provided during the year if willing to undertake this additional assistance.

Position 92019F: Monday 1.00pm to 4.00pm
Position 92019G: Tuesday 1.00pm to 4.00pm
Position 92019E: Wednesday 7.00am to 10.30am
Position 92019H: Thursday 7.30am to 10.30am
Position 92019I: Thursday 10.30am to 1.30pm
Position 92019J: Thursday 1.30pm to 4.00pm
Position 92019K: Friday 1.00pm to 4.00pm 

Please note: The availability of these volunteer positions closes on Friday 13 September 2019 and no further interest will be considered beyond this date.

To progress your interest further please forward your EOI to St John of God Hospital Murdoch, Volunteer Resources by email at

After consideration, a response will be provided to those indicating interest via email. If regarded as suitable, a position description / duty statement applicable to the role will be forwarded to you along with an application form.

After considering the information and commitment, you may then choose to progress your interest by completing the application form and forwarding to Murdoch Hospital.