Hummingbird House is supported by an amazing team of volunteers who assist us in various facets of our service from administrative support, to housekeeping, to family and sibling support, to events. As a unique service, we undertake a thorough recruitment and selection process when inviting volunteers to join our team, which gives you the opportunity to get to know us, and us the opportunity to get to know you, which is essential to establishing the right fit.
Volunteer recruitment happens at set times during the the year and requires the following commitment from anyone submitting an expression of interest:
- Commit to one shift per week for a 12-month period
- Attend a volunteer interview and volunteer training
- Undertake an NDIS Worker Screening Check (a combination of the yellow and blue card system) and NDIS worker orientation
- Provide evidence of immunisations for certain vaccine-preventable diseases as required by Queensland Health*
*From 15 December 2021, Hummingbird House volunteers will be required to follow Queensland Health’s Workers in a Healthcare Setting (COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements) Direction.
Our current volunteer positions are set at Hummingbird House Brisbane, based in the bustling suburb of Chermside.
Garden volunteers provide practical and physical support in maintaining the yard and gardens at Hummingbird House Brisbane, ensuring the grounds are presented in the best possible manner and maintained to a high standard. Volunteers in this role support the team to ensure our guests and their families and staff are able to enjoy the outdoor environment of Hummingbird House Brisbane.
Housekeeping volunteers provide support to the Hummingbird House Brisbane housekeeping team to assist with daily housekeeping services and ensure that all areas of the House are cleaned to a professional standard and rooms are well stocked for guests. Our housekeeping team is responsible for maintaining all infection control requirements and presenting a high standard of presentation for all Hummingbird House Brisbane guests.
In-house care support
In-house care and support volunteers provide non-clinical, practical supports to the clinical care team by caring for guests-in-care, siblings and/or family members within the hospice building. This includes providing care and support to guests who are in a stable condition under the direction of the nurse in charge and the guidance and supervision of nursing staff. In-house care and support volunteers also provide respite for parents by offering support of siblings through the facilitation of activities for and with them. Additional support provided by the role extends to the broader wellbeing of the care floor, and house. This will include tasks such as general resetting and tidiness of communal area’s in the house, including the dining and lounge rooms, the art and craft space, teen retreat and back patio area. Finally, this role will provide support as required to the kitchen and housekeeping staff.
Kitchen volunteers assist our kitchen staff with cleaning the kitchen and cleaning and resetting the dining and breakfast bench area at the end of the day. Providing a clean and tidy environment for guests, staff and families to gather over coffee and cake, to celebrate a birthday or to enjoy a meal. As this role is primarily focussed on cleaning, volunteers require an appreciation of the importance of cleanliness and hygiene for kitchen and dining room operations.
Administration volunteers support the front office team. In this role volunteers will undertake reception and administration duties such as receiving deliveries, filing, scanning and storing of guest’s medical chart on discharge.
To learn more about volunteering opportunities or express your interest in joining our volunteer team, please email email@example.com telling us a little bit about your experience and why you would like to volunteer with Hummingbird House.