Friends of Royal Perth Hospital

The Friends of Royal Perth Hospital Volunteer Group remains an integral part of the patient services provided by the Royal Perth Hospital (RPH) today.

There are 6 important services provided by our enthusiastic volunteers:

Patient Service

Volunteers visit wards daily and to provide magazines/books, laundry services and any other non-professional support that will assist patients during their stay in hospital.

General Service

Volunteers provide an essential concierge service in the Emergency Department and at Victoria Square entrance.

This service also includes assisting patients in the Transit Lounge who are waiting to go home.

Shop and Trolley Service

Volunteers serve in the:

  • Friends Shop with the profits from the shop donated to the hospital.
  • Ward trolley service inpatients.
  • Friends Kiosk Outpatient Clinic in Goderich Street.

Outpatient Service

This service assists patients, visitors and staff in many clinic areas including Intensive Care Unit, Breast Assessment, Cardiology and Hypertension clinics.

RPH Museum

For those who like history this is the place to volunteer. The Museum has a Curator and a small group of committed volunteers who are involved in researching, recording and conserving the historical objects, photographs and documents that tell the story of the establishment and development of health services in this state. For further information please visit the RPH Museum page.

Information and Support Service

Activities in this service include supporting the administrative side of the Friends of RPH and coordinating the receipt of and sorting the donated magazines for distribution to outpatient areas.


For more information about the Friends of RPH services, please click here: Friends of Royal Perth Hospital Volunteer Group

To sign up to become a volunteer, please click here: Application Form

If you would like more information about the services or are interested in joining a Friends’ service, please contact us:

Phone: 9224 2036

Last Updated: 12/01/2024