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Hospital Volunteers

Duties vary to suit individual volunteers, some examples are:

  • Greet patients & visitors
  • Direct & assist people
  • Patient & staff support
  • Comfort and conversation
  • Flower care
  • Library service
  • Serve in the Gift Shop
Event Volunteers

Event Volunteers assist us on a casual basis by supporting our special events as coin collectors, marshals, guides and by undertaking several other tasks at events like the Wellington Christmas Parade and the Wellington Children’s Hospital Street Appeal. We are always looking for more helpers so please email us at if you would like to join our casual volunteer group.


The Community Trust of Wellington enabled the Foundation to purchase a baby grand piano for Wellington Hospital’s atrium. Volunteers play the piano every day, to the great delight of patients and visitors. We also have a number Volunteer Soloists (e.g Violin, Harp, Guitar) who bring their own instrument and play for patients and families.

Emergency Department

We have volunteers in the Emergency Department 7 days a week between 9am – Midnight. Volunteers usually commit to a weekly 3 hour shift. Our Emergency Department volunteers assist patients and their families by providing comfort and care in emergency situations.

Quilters, Knitters and Sewers

Mothers with babies in Wellington Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and in Wellington, Kenepuru and Kapiti Hospitals Delivery Suites on Mothers Day receive a special handmade baby quilt from the Foundation’s Volunteer Quilters.

Please note there are no vacancies for knitters at this time. We would welcome Quilters and Sewers.

Sewing and quilting patterns

Street Appeal Collectors

Our next street appeal is on Friday 24th August 2018. If you are able to spare two hours between 7am-6pm on this day, and would like to help raise funds for Wellington Regional Children’s Hospital, we would love to hear from you.
Contact Clare Ennis for more info: 04 806 2335 or

For more information, please contact Trish Lee on (04) 806 2324 or

Time commitment

We have two types of volunteers. Our part-time volunteers come into hospital on a regular basis and commit to a weekly 3 hour shift.

We also like to hear from casual volunteers who are available a few times a year for events, or to help us with things like decorating the Hospitals Christmas Trees, without having to make a long term commitment. If you would like to volunteer on a casual basis for events, contact Trish Lee on (04) 806 2324 or email

Please note you must be 18 years or over to volunteer.

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