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WA Livewire Program Volunteers March 2020

Nedlands Area
Starlight Children's Foundation

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Perth Children's Hospital

If you want to make a direct, positive and lasting impact in the lives of sick teens, read on!

Starlight’s mission is to brighten the lives of seriously ill children, young people and their families. Developed to specifically address the needs of seriously ill teens, Livewire gives young people the chance to connect with others, engage in creative projects and to improve their wellbeing.

Livewire In-Hospital delivers workshops and activities to teens in the hospital wards and runs evening sessions too.

What’s a Livewire In-Hospital Programs Volunteer?

Our Programs Volunteers are important members of the Starlight team. They’re a wonderful community of positive, committed people who share Starlight’s values, are great fun and love to help others.

And you can join them! We look for people who:

  • Quickly building rapport with young people
  • Are comfortable with electronic games, music (extra points if you play an instrument!), board and card games, movies, chatting, art, crafts etc
  • Are creative and have cool interests and hobbies
  • Understand youth culture
  • Have wonderful interpersonal skills
  • Experience working with young people
  • Are comfortable working on their own or within a supportive team.
  • Demonstrate initiative

What’s the time commitment?

You’ll be asked to commit to a minimum of 1 volunteer shift per week or fortnight for at least 12 months. Shifts are roughly 4 hours each.

Will I be trained?

Absolutely! Successful applicants receive complete on-boarding, training and support. We want you to have the best possible experience. You must be available for a compulsory training session one evening 5.00-8.00pm (date to be confimred).

Anything else I should know?

Yes, and it’s important too! We’re committed to providing positive experiences in an environment that’s caring, nurturing and safe. Successful applicants will therefore undertake a Working With Children Check and a National Police Check.

We also have additional requirements:

  • You must be aged 18 or older to apply
  • Successful applicants will need to comply with our vaccination policy
  • We ask that volunteers commit to a minimum of 1 volunteer shift per week or fortnight, for at least 12 months.

Further, Starlight's vision for reconciliation is to embed values of awareness, acknowledgement and respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and their culture within our organisation. We welcome applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage.


If this ad has you feeling excited about using your skills to make a difference, we’d love to hear from you! You can apply online, or call Kylie Semple on 03 9468 2029 if you have any questions. Take that first step and start something special.

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