Volunteers at King Edward Memorial Hospital

Women and Infants Research Foundation Volunteers

Volunteers at King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEMH) are managed by the hospital’s charity, the Women and Infants Research Foundation (WIRF) under the Volunteer Program

We are immensely proud of our volunteers. Their hard work and commitment directly benefits women and babies in Western Australia by supporting patients and visitors to KEMH. Volunteers come from all walks of life and each person brings with them their own unique experiences and set of skills.

There are a number of different opportunities in which a volunteer can participate, depending on their interests and level of experience. Areas where volunteers provide support include:

  • the gift shop
  • patient wards
  • the café
  • office administration
  • marketing support
  • the Op Shop
  • event assistance and management.


For further information or to make a donation please contact WIRF on:
Tel: (08) 6458 1437
Fax: (08) 6458 1642 
Website: www.wirf.com.au

Aboriginal Volunteer Program 

At KEMH we are proud to host an Aboriginal Volunteers Program designed to create a culturally supportive environment for Aboriginal mothers and families who have travelled to KEMH from rural and remote areas.  

The role of the Aboriginal volunteers is to:

  • provide a friendly connection for mothers and families in the hospital
  • visit the wards and Agnes Walsh House
  • provide cultural support
  • run activities in the Ngalla Mia room
  • offer a safe space for social support in the Ngalla Mia room
  • disseminate the ‘Deadly Families’ backpacks.
Please talk to your nurse or midwife to access this service.

For further information please contact the Aboriginal Senior Health Promotion Officer on:

Tel: (08) 6458 1123
Email: KEMH.ASHPO@health.wa.gov.au.

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