Volunteer for The Common Good

Be part of an amazing team of superstar volunteers. Give your time and help make medical discoveries.
Volunteers for The Common Good at The Prince Charles Hospital Giving Day

Volunteer and 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, ageing and hospital care.

Make a meaningful impact on medical research and patient care, by sustaining life-changing research projects and hospital initatives

Join a passionate community of like-minded individuals working towards a common goal of improving helath outcomes for all

Develop new skills, build networks, and experience the fulfillment of giving back to your local community

Getting Started

Ready to get started volunteering? It's easy!

Register to volunteer as an individual or as a corporate volunteering team. You can make life-changing discoveries by giving your time to raise life-changing funds for research through The Common Good. 

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

Join an event for The Common Good

Annual Volunteering Events

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:

October 24 2023

Giving Day for The Common Good

Giving Day is a high energy, festival style event to support our local hospital communities. We're seeking volunteers to help us man the phones, and decorate the humble hospital to create a festival-worthy space!

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Giving Day will return this year for a massive 12 hour sprint at The Prince Charles Hospital.

Giving Day is a high energy, festival style event to support our local hospital communities. We're seeking volunteers to help us man the phones, and decorate the humble hospital to create a festival-worthy space!

This year, we are looking to raise even more life-changing funds and support The Prince Charles Hospital communities with tailored projects that benefit the children and families of Brisbane north and beyond.

Coming August 2024

Ekka Strawberry Sundae Stalls

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

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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

Coming April 2024

Tour de Brisbane

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

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With over 110kms of fully-closed roads, Australia's Ultimate Sunday ride returns to Brisbane City on Sunday the 14th of April to headline the Brisbane Cycling Festival.

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

We're on a mission to raise $70,000 to support research into organ transplants and related conditions.

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?

Hospital Volunteering

Charlies 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:

Kedron Wavell full colour logo
Charlies Angel volunteers in a group photo at The Prince Charles Hospital

Hospital Volunteering

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!

Meet our Volunteers

Hear from the incredible individuals giving their time to make life-changing medical discoveries with The Common Good.

Volunteer for The Prince Charles Hospital Giving Day collecting donations via phone for The Common Good

Sharon McClements

Giving Day Volunteer

“What a great atmosphere, I'm so glad I volunteered for such a good cause!”
Charlies Angel volunteer Marg at The Common Good's volunteer desk at The Prince Charles Hospital

Marg Williams

Charlie’s Angels 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.”

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can volunteer?

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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!

How do I apply to volunteer and what happens next?

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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.

What kind of training and support is provided to volunteers?

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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.

I can’t find the answer to my question in the FAQs above.

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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.

Want to know more about volunteering with The Common Good?

Contact us to explore diverse opportunities that align with your interests and skills.

Join our dedicated team and be a driving force in advancing medical research and patient care. Your contributions make a real difference – reach out to us now to learn more!

1800 501 269
Charlie's Angels
Caboolture Hospital Volunteers
Ekka Strawberry Sundae Stalls
Kallangur Satellite Hospital Volunteers
General Events (Giving Day, Tour de Brisbane)
Ad hoc Activities (Data entry, Event decoration)

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