Volunteers at our hospitals have a very important role to play. People have been volunteering their time at Wellington and Kenepuru Hospitals since the Ladies Auxillary formed in 1928.

We are currently looking to fill a number of volunteer vacancies. Apply today!

PLEASE NOTE: We are fortunate enough to have a great number of Volunteer Knitters, so there are no vacancies for knitters at this time.


Hospital Volunteer Service

Volunteers are an integral part of health care in the Greater Wellington Region and the hospitals rely greatly on their assistance.  A wide range of people, of different ages and backgrounds, men and women offer their time freely to help patients and visitors at our hospitals.

Typically individuals offer one three hour shift per week. Some choose to give more or less time depending on their other commitments. We like to remain flexible and set hours that suit volunteers.

The Purpose of Volunteering:

To extend the care/manaaki of patients and their family through contact with them in a supportive and warm way.  To be part of a team that works towards creating a positive, friendly and community-minded environment for patients during their stay in hospital.

The Benefits of Volunteering:

  • It is a great opportunity to meet new people and make long lasting friendships
  • It is a wonderful introduction to the healthcare environment for those interested in working in healthcare
  • Helping patients, visitors and staff in the hospitals is very rewarding
  • There is ongoing training and support
  • Volunteers are entitled to free parking in the hospital’s car park during their shift 

Thank you

Thank you to all of our wonderful 500+ Hospital Volunteers that give their time every week to support families and patients in our hospitals.  We would also like to thank the following organisations and groups for their support: