The WCH is the major provider of tertiary healthcare services for women and children in South Australia. The Hospital is located in North Adelaide, just a few minutes from the city centre and employs around 3,000 people in a variety of roles.

As an employer of choice the WCH provides opportunities and job satisfaction for employees by encouraging further education and professional development.

Employee incentives and benefits include

  • Family friendly initiatives including flexible employment options to assist staff in achieving balance between their work and family life
  • Generous salary sacrifice opportunities
  • Educational programs and support
  • On site pay car parking
  • On site EFM Health Club.

The Hospital's Human Resources Department is committed to the development of  strategies to ensure that the Hospital can retain, develop and reward WCH staff and attract highly skilled people.  The Centre for Education and Training provides training, education, courses and educational support for all WCH staff and for other healthcare professionals.

For information on vacancies within WCH and SA Health please visit the following site:

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Volunteering within the WCH

Volunteer Service

The value of WCH volunteers extends beyond the many hours they give to the Hospital.  Our volunteers serve as important links to the community. Through their work they understand the vision and values of the Hospital and take what they learn back to their community. They serve as ambassadors on issues that affect the health and well being of the women and children of South Australia.

WCH volunteers have the satisfaction of making a difference and meet interesting people.

Approximately 170 regular volunteers support the work of the Hospital in many wards and departments, including:

Child contact

  • assisting play therapists in the children’s wards
  • supporting staff with child minding in WCH Creche

Women's and Babies Division

  • providing an escort service for patients and other tasks in Women’s Admissions
  • visiting new mothers with information about our services
  • greeting families and visitors in neonatal and special care nurseries
  • facilitating craft projects for antenatal patients

General support

  • Supporting parents and patients in Rogerson Theatre holding bay
  • Providing respite support for parents of long term patients
  • Clerical assistance in a range of departments and units

The Volunteer Service operates mainly between the hours of 8am and 5pm, Monday to Friday. There are very limited placements at weekends.

Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age and must be in good health. We ask that volunteers make a commitment of approximately four hours each week, (preferably on the same day) and are prepared to give a significant period of continuous service.

For more information call Cynthia Baldwin, Manager, WCH Volunteer Service

(08) 8161 6437 or email

Shops Division

The 150 volunteer members of the Shops Division manage and staff the two WCH shops, Vic's Coffee Shop and Rainbow's Shop. They provide an essential service to WCH staff, patients and families and through their work donate approximately $400,000 to the Hospital each year.

For information about joining the Shops Division please speak to the committee members on duty or call the Volunteer Office on (08) 8161 7471.

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