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Get Involved with the Friends of WCH

The Friends are a network of state wide volunteers who support the work of The Women’s and Children’s Hospital through the various Auxiliaries or through the shops within the hospital.

Be part of The Friends by donating, attending an event, connecting with your local Auxiliary or volunteering in the shops. All of the contributions of our Friends are greatly valued and appreciated.

There are Auxiliaries across the state of South Australia, so have a browse, and find one closest to you if you want to become involved.

Alternatively, the Friends Shops within the Women’s and Children’s Hospital in North Adelaide are always grateful of new volunteers.

Contact us today to find out more

Auxiliary Division Locations

Adelaide, Hills & South Coast

Queen Victoria Auxiliary, Shops Auxiliary, Blackwood/ Belair, Cudlee Creek/ Kersbrook, Port Adelaide, Victor Harbor, Goolwa

Barossa Valley & Mid North

Balaklava & District , Greenock, Tarlee, Stockport

Eyre Peninsula

Ceduna & District, Cleve, Lock & District, Port Lincoln, Tumby Bay

Murray Mallee & Upper South East

Lameroo & District, Meningie & District, Pinnaroo & District, Tintinara

North West

Auburn, Watervale, Clare, Saddleworth & District


Crystal Brook


Berri & District, Renmark & District

South East

Bordertown & District, Lucindale

Yorke Peninsula

Bute & District, Kadina, Maitland, Arthurton, Moonta & District, Wallaroo, Warooka & District, Yorketown & District

Contact us today to ask about becoming an Auxiliary Member

If you are interested in joining one of our Auxiliary Committees they would love to welcome you to the Friends Family. Contact the office today and we will happily assist you to join.

Shops Auxiliary Volunteers

The combined efforts of Vic’s Coffee Shop and Rainbows Kiosk raise approximately $400,000 each year.

Volunteers Required

Rainbows Shop and Vic’s Coffee Shop are located in the main foyers and provide an efficient, cost effective and convenient retail service selling gifts, magazines, flowers, drinks, light food, snacks and personal care items. Vic’s Coffee Shop is open five days per week and Rainbows is open seven days per week including some public holidays. Volunteers may assist with food preparation (sandwiches, rolls and salads etc), counter service, operating the cash registers, stock control and general cleaning within the shops.

The Shops Auxiliary provides an essential service to Women’s and Children’s Hospital (WCH) staff, patients and families and through their work raise approximately $400,000 each year.

Over 120 volunteers give their time, talent and creativity to contribute approximately 28,000 hours of service each year. The average shift is for four hours and all volunteers undertake a specific training program to ensure they have the skills required. All new volunteers are given a manual and appropriate duty statement. Further in service training is also provided as required.

The shops volunteers are provided with free car parking.

The Shops Volunteer Service for The Friends of WCH adheres to the National Standards for involving volunteers in not-for-profit organisations, as part of their quality management practices.

Police checks are required for all volunteers. The cost for the clearance is covered by the WCH and lasts for a period of 3 years.

For additional information please click on the link below or call the Friends office on 8161 8445.

Ask about Volunteering with Friends today

If you are interested in volunteering at either Vic’s Cafe or Rainbows Kiosk please get in touch today and we will happily answer your questions and set you up to join our Friends Family.