Volunteer

FOR THE COMMON GOOD

Volunteer with us. You can help make medical discoveries.

Volunteering with The Common Good helps power life-saving medical research and helps create a positive, stronger, happier and healthier community. When you donate your time – you’re helping create more time for researchers to make life-changing discoveries in the areas of heart disease, lung disease, mental health, dementia and hospital care.


Join us to be part of an amazing team of superstar volunteers!

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Individual Volunteering


We're always looking for new faces to join The Common Good’s volunteer teams. Volunteering opportunities with The Common Good are mostly based in Brisbane. These opportunities include joining a volunteer team to support various fundraising events and volunteering to scoop the iconic Strawberry Sundaes at the EKKA. You can volunteer with friends, or just fly solo. You’ll never be on your own as we’ll always put you with an amazing crew of people!

When you volunteer with The Common Good, you can access some amazing opportunities and experiences including:

  • A warm fuzzy feeling knowing that you have contributed to raising life-saving medical research hours
  • Making new friends, networking and connecting with other like-minded people
  • Learning new skills in a fun, social environment

Have fun and create #goodvibes

Corporate Volunteering


Corporate volunteering is a great way for teams to come together in a fun and fast-paced environment to build morale, community spirit and team pride. The Common Good offers corporate companies a unique opportunity to give back to the community by providing volunteer teams for some great events including the iconic Strawberry Sundae Stalls at The EKKA.

Corporate team volunteering has numerous benefits that transpire to your office after volunteering including:

  • Development of new skills and team bonding
  • Boosting interdepartmental relationships
  • Building positive morale and workplace culture
  • Increased employee self-esteem and confidence
  • Driving a sense of purpose, employee engagement and team pride

Hospital Volunteering

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Charlie's Angels

The Charlie’s Angels Volunteers are an incredible group of local community members who dedicate their time to support patients, families, carers and staff at The Prince Charles Hospital.

Wearing their yellow shirts with pride, they support all areas of the hospital from Admissions to Emergency, performing a range of roles from welcoming visitors to providing administration support.

We love our Charlie’s Angels and they play such a crucial role in creating a warm, welcoming and supportive environment at The Prince Charles Hospital.

The Charlie's Angels Volunteers are proudly sponsored by:

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Caboolture Hospital Volunteers

At the Caboolture Hospital, our team of wonderful volunteers provide invaluable support to patients, their families, visitors and staff. They perform vital duties such as welcoming people at the front entrance, helping with directions and providing general administrative support to staff. 

Since joining with The Common Good, this long-standing volunteer program has continued to grow in leaps and bounds. We’re seeking new ways our program can be expanded to provide even more support.

With more volunteering opportunities becoming available, we’re looking for dedicated volunteers to help by giving their time, energy and care to the patients, staff and visitors at Caboolture Hospital. 

Start volunteering at Caboolture Hospital today!


Upcoming Volunteering Opportunities


We would love to welcome you into The Common Good volunteer team!

No matter how much or how little, if you have some time to spare to help power more life-changing medical research, please register your expression of interest by clicking the buttons below:


Giving Day

30 November 2022

The Common Good is proud to support hospital innovation and patient care at both The Prince Charles Hospital and Caboolture Hospital.

Giving Day is a high energy, festival style event where we reach out to our community to raise money for our local hospitals. In 2021 with the help of our volunteers, we raised over $266,000 in just 24 hours for The Prince Charles Hospital!
Giving Day is a great opportunity for both individual and corporate volunteers to get involved.

From working the phones in our Operations Room, to helping us decorate for the day, or providing entertainment to create a real buzz, we would love if you could spare 2-3 hours of your time to help your local hospital. Volunteering is best done with friends, so grab a buddy and register your interest today!

EKKA Strawberry Sundae Stalls

august 2023

Over the last 34 years, The Prince Charles Hospital Foundation has been the proud custodian of the iconic Ekka Strawberry Sundaes! Every year over 2,000 volunteers help power these stalls and serve over 100,000 sundaes across the 9 days. That’s an incredible amount of scooping, chopping and topping!

We’re seeking passionate and energetic individual and corporate volunteers to help create these iconic strawberry sundaes to help support The Common Good.

The Ekka is our biggest volunteering event of the year and we need all hands-on deck! There are lots of different volunteer roles available including:

  • Super Scoopers can expect to do a variety of tasks to make a Strawberry Sundae including scooping ice-cream; chopping strawberries; topping and serving; cleaning and stocking
  • Cashiers will be serving customers at the tills, taking their order; handling payments; providing customers with drink orders prior to collecting their sundae; and assist with strawberry and sundae preparation
  • Gate Keepers will be checking in fellow volunteers at the designated check in entry gates - checking ID; signing volunteers in; handing them their entry tickets and sundae voucher; and assisting with administrative tasks

Australian Unity Tour de Brisbane

april 2023

With over 110kms of fully-closed roads, Australia's Ultimate Sunday ride returns to Brisbane City on Sunday 10 April to headline the Brisbane Cycling Festival.

This year’s Australian Unity Tour de Brisbane event will be run in support of The Common Good.

We're on a mission to raise over 5,600 hours, equating to $250,000 to support research into organ transplant, mental health, dementia, heart disease and lung disease.

We’re seeking enthusiastic promo crews to assist us with our activation events and at The Common Good marquee on the event day. Can you help us create a fun and festive environment?



Meet our Volunteers

“What a great atmosphere, I'm so glad I volunteered for such a good cause!”

Sharon McClements – 2021 Giving Day volunteer

“Wanting to give back to the NHS, I volunteered as a Charlie’s Angels. Along the way I have made some good friends and met great people that it has been a pleasure to help.”

Marg Williams – Charlie’s Angels Volunteer

FAQs

  • We welcome everyone to consider volunteering for The Common Good! Whether you are flying solo, volunteering with a friend or perhaps your workplace is looking for team volunteer opportunities, anyone can apply for a volunteer role! Volunteers should be 18 years and over, however if you are between 16-18 years old, you may be able to volunteer alongside a guardian. If you would like to find out more information about who can volunteer – we would love to answer your questions! Please reach out to us at events@thecommongood.org.au, and we’ll be in touch!

  • Firstly, thank you for considering donating your time! The next thing to do is to complete the Volunteer Expression of Interest form for your chosen event. Once this is done, we will cross check your availability and if all things match up, we will contact you to share further information about the event.

  • We’re so grateful for our amazing volunteers and we want to make sure you feel comfortable and clear on what your volunteering role is. For the General Event volunteers, a detailed volunteer handbook (including information about the volunteer roles and tasks) will be provided in advance of the event date. A volunteer briefing will also be provided by The Common Good on the day of the event. For the EKKA Strawberry Sundae stall volunteers, a volunteer portal invitation will be sent out to you by email to register and to complete required training modules for your allocated volunteer roles – Stall Volunteer, Cashier, Gate Keeper, etc.

  • We are here to help! Please send us an email to events@thecommongood.org.au with your question, one of our friendly team members will assist you.

Become a Volunteer