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The Telethon Kids Institute welcomes and appreciates all enquiries regarding work experience and volunteering opportunities. Due to the large number of enquiries we receive, we may not be able to accommodate all requests.

For volunteers and general work experience enquiries, we are only able to consider Australian citizens or permanent residents. All work experience/volunteering arrangements longer than two weeks will require a current National Police Check and if you are working with children, a Working with Children Check  will also be required.

Please note, given the current circumstances around COVID 19, work experience and volunteering opportunities are currently limited. Additionally, all visitors to Perth Children’s Hospital will be required to provide proof of vaccination, plus proof of having recieved a third dose within one month of becoming eligible. 

All other enquiries can be sent through to People&

General volunteering

If you would like to volunteer with the Institute, you will be required to send through a CV, availability (dates/times) and confirmation of being an Australian citizen or permanent resident. Detailed instructions on how to submit these documents can be found here.

In addition, people wishing to become volunteers for Telethon Kids Institute will need to meet certain criteria, these requirements support volunteer participation and aim to ensure their safety and the safety of all others in the workplace.

Please be aware that Volunteers will not be able to volunteer in the laboratories, cryogenic facility, clinical suites at all work sites or bioresources.

Formal placements

This is for students that are undertaking a formal placement as part of their degree or a program.

If you wish to undertake a formal placement through your university, please send through a description (e.g. McCusker Centre, Aurora Intern, Biomed students) and any other placement-related documentation from your university/organisation. It is helpful to send through information about your proposed supervisor and/or team at Telethon Kids if this is confirmed.

Please contact if you are interested in undertaking a formal work placement.

Year 10 Work Experience Student

If you are a Year 10 student seeking work experience as part of your school’s work experience program, please send through any documentation from your school as well as preferred dates.

Please contact if you are interested in undertaking your work experience at Telethon Kids.


Become a Discovery Centre Volunteer

Do you have a passion for science and research? Are you enthusiastic and energetic? Do you have two hours spare a fortnight? Consider volunteering in the Telethon Kids Discovery Centre!

Volunteers play one of the most important roles in our Discovery Centre – they help kids play and understand the games. They are educators, entertainers and sometimes dictionaries. All the games in the Centre are linked to the research being done by the Institute so as volunteers you’ll probably learn something too!

Interested? Apply now and we'll be in contact with more information.

Apply now