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Volunteers are the backbone of everything Wishlist does.

If you want to make a real difference in your community, make new friends, and have fun, then look no further than Wishlist. Since 1988 our volunteers have contributed more than 16,000 hours of volunteering which has enabled Wishlist to raise in excess of $19 million.

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Current Opportunities

Office Admin - Birtinya

Help the Team in the Wishlist Office

 

The Wishlist office is located on the ground floor of the Sunshine Coast University Hospital.

We are currently seeking volunteers to assist with various tasks which include: 

  • Answering the office telephone
  • Data entry
  • Greeting those who enter the office
  • Supporting Wishlist in this new phase of growth, exciting times.

All Wishlist volunteers working within the hospitals and accommodation facilities must have received two COVID-19 vaccinations. This is a mandate issued by the Director-General Dr John Wakefield under Health Employment Directive No. 12/21 –Employee COVID-19 vaccination requirements. Evidence of vaccination must be forwarded through to a representative of Wishlist prior to commencing volunteer duties.

Office Admin - Nambour

Help the Team in the Wishlist Office Nambour

 

The Wishlist office is located on the ground floor of the Sunshine Coast University Hospital.

We are currently seeking volunteers to assist with various tasks which include: 

  • Answering the office telephone
  • Data entry
  • Greeting those who enter the office
  • Supporting Wishlist in this new phase of growth, exciting times.

All Wishlist volunteers working within the hospitals and accommodation facilities must have received two COVID-19 vaccinations. This is a mandate issued by the Director-General Dr John Wakefield under Health Employment Directive No. 12/21 –Employee COVID-19 vaccination requirements. Evidence of vaccination must be forwarded through to a representative of Wishlist prior to commencing volunteer duties.

Wishlist Centre

Assist with Our Emergency Accommodation Facility - Wishlist Centre

Wishlist_Centre_Accommodation_volunteers

Wishlist will be opening Wishlist Centre opposite the Sunshine Coast University Hospital in September this year. Wishlist Centre will be Australia’s first facility to offer patient accommodation, primary healthcare and complementary therapies under one roof. The facility aims to provide a relaxing ‘home away from home’ for those experiencing a health crisis.

We are currently seeking enthusiastic, motivated, caring volunteers who will be essential to help run the facility and provide relaxing complementary support services.  

Various roles are available including: 

  • Volunteer Massage Therapies
  • Volunteer Natural Therapies
  • Volunteer Reception, click here for role description 
  • Volunteer Guest Services, click here for role description
  • Volunteer Gardeners
  • Volunteer Team Leaders, click here for role description

We can offer you a rewarding role, help you gain new skills whilst meeting new people within a friendly organisation that values the contribution of its volunteers.

All Wishlist volunteers working within the hospitals and accommodation facilities must have received two COVID-19 vaccinations. Evidence of vaccination must be forwarded to a representative of Wishlist prior to commencing volunteer duties.

Wishlist Coffee House – Nambour

Volunteer at Wishlist Coffee House - Nambour

Wishlist are looking for volunteers for our Nambour Coffee House which is located within Nambour General Hospital.

100% of profits from the Coffee House directly support Nambour Hospital patients and their families.

We are currently seeking volunteers to assist with various tasks which include: 

  • Customer service
  • Food preparation
  • Clean up duties
  • Coffee making (barista training will be provided)

Our cafes provide tasty, healthy snacks and meal options for staff, patients and visitors, and generates revenue for the hospital's needs.

We need volunteers to help us run the cafes and be the smiling face behind the counter, helping with all aspects where needed. 

All Wishlist volunteers working within the hospitals and accommodation facilities must have received two COVID-19 vaccinations. This is a mandate issued by the Director-General Dr John Wakefield under Health Employment Directive No. 12/21 –Employee COVID-19 vaccination requirements. Evidence of vaccination must be forwarded through to a representative of Wishlist prior to commencing volunteer duties.

Position Description: Click here

Wishlist Coffee House – Gympie

Volunteer at Wishlist Coffee House - Gympie

Wishlist are looking for volunteers to help at the Coffee House at Gympie.

100% of profits from the Coffee House directly support Gympie Hospital patients and their families.

We are currently seeking volunteers to assist with various tasks which include: 

  • Customer service
  • Food preparation
  • Clean up duties
  • Coffee making (barista training will be provided)

Local families have the benefit of state-of-the-art equipment being donated to the hospital, volunteers know they're contributing time to an initiative that keeps on giving to their community in such an amazing way.

Gympie Coffee House is open Monday-Friday from 8am - 3pm

All Wishlist volunteers working within the hospitals and accommodation facilities must have received two COVID-19 vaccinations. This is a mandate issued by the Director-General Dr John Wakefield under Health Employment Directive No. 12/21 –Employee COVID-19 vaccination requirements. Evidence of vaccination must be forwarded through to a representative of Wishlist prior to commencing volunteer duties.

Position Description: Click here.

 

Wishlist House

Assist with our Emergency Accommodation Facility - Wishlist House

Wishlist House (also known as The House The Coast Built) is a six-bedroom house located in Birtinya providing affordable accommodation close to Sunshine Coast University Hospital. Hours include 9am-11am and are flexible.

We are currently seeking volunteers to assist with various tasks which include:

  • Guest Services
  • Tidying and light-cleaning to ensure COVID requirements
  • Making sure Wishlist House is providing a ‘home away from home’ experience

All Wishlist volunteers working within the hospitals and accommodation facilities must have received two COVID-19 vaccinations. This is a mandate issued by the Director-General Dr John Wakefield under Health Employment Directive No. 12/21 –Employee COVID-19 vaccination requirements. Evidence of vaccination must be forwarded through to a representative of Wishlist prior to commencing volunteer duties.

Reed House

Assist with Our Emergency Accommodation Facility - Reed House

Reed House is Wishlist's emergency accommodation facility located in Nambour. This facility is open to patients, carers and immediate family members whilst their loved one is undergoing treatment at Nambour, Selangor, Caloundra and the Sunshine Coast University Hospital.

We are currently seeking volunteers to assist with various tasks which include:

  • Reception and customer service
  • Administration
  • Gardening
  • Driving
  • Guest Services

No experience is required and training will be provided.

We can offer you a rewarding role, gaining new skills whilst meeting new people within a friendly organisation which values the contribution our volunteers.

All Wishlist volunteers working within the hospitals and accommodation facilities must have received two COVID-19 vaccinations. This is a mandate issued by the Director-General Dr John Wakefield under Health Employment Directive No. 12/21 –Employee COVID-19 vaccination requirements. Evidence of vaccination must be forwarded through to a representative of Wishlist prior to commencing volunteer duties.

Patient Shuttle Drivers

Become a Patient Shuttle Driver

 

Reed House is a 12-unit affordable accommodation facility located next to Nambour Hospital. Patients staying at Reed House have access to a free shuttle service to and from Sunshine Coast public hospitals. Flexible shifts available.

We are currently seeking volunteers to assist with various tasks which include: 

  • Transporting guests to their medical appointments
  • Assisting patients to and from Sunshine Coast hospitals
  • Driving patients in safe manner
  • Regular care of the vehicle; cleaning, fuel and minor mechanical

All Wishlist volunteers working within the hospitals and accommodation facilities must have received two COVID-19 vaccinations. This is a mandate issued by the Director-General Dr John Wakefield under Health Employment Directive No. 12/21 –Employee COVID-19 vaccination requirements. Evidence of vaccination must be forwarded through to a representative of Wishlist prior to commencing volunteer duties.

 

Position Description: Click here

Creating Colouring Packs

Help Us With Patient Packs

 

Take time out of your day to create colouring-in packs that will be distributed around the hospital.

Everything needed for these packs are provided, we just need your help to put the packs together!

All Wishlist volunteers working within the hospitals and accommodation facilities must have received two COVID-19 vaccinations. This is a mandate issued by the Director-General Dr John Wakefield under Health Employment Directive No. 12/21 –Employee COVID-19 vaccination requirements. Evidence of vaccination must be forwarded through to a representative of Wishlist prior to commencing volunteer duties.

Events Volunteering

Help Us At Our Events

Wishlist hosts a range of events throughout the year including:

  • Gympie Jazz & Wine
  • Spring Carnival
  • Giving Day
  • Fun Run

Volunteers may be required to assist in various ways such as the set up and pack down of the events and providing support during the event.

If this sounds like something you'd be interested in being a part of, please complete the volunteer form. 

All Wishlist volunteers present at Wishlist events must have received two COVID-19 vaccinations. This is a mandate issued by the Director-General Dr John Wakefield under Health Employment Directive No. 12/21 –Employee COVID-19 vaccination requirements. Evidence of vaccination must be forwarded through to a representative of Wishlist prior to commencing volunteer duties.

Mission Statement

To work in partnership with the SCHHS and the communities it serves to promote healthy living and exceptional care through the provision of medical equipment, service support, education and research.