We want you... we want you... we want you for the Bar-B-Crew!

The Canberra Hospital Foundation Charity BBQ runs every Thursday, and we are looking for volunteers to join our Bar-B-Crew. Are you up for support that sizzles?

Join us every Thursday from 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM (weather permitting) at our BBQ that serves both breakfast and lunch for healthcare workers, patients, and visiting families at Canberra Hospital.

Located adjacent to the multi-storey car park, outside Building 15 on Hospital Road, our BBQ has become an institution within the Canberra Hospital community.

Under the guidance of our BBQ Manager and a team of enthusiastic volunteers, we take pride in offering simple yet high-quality food options.

"To be able to come out and surround myself with enthusiastic and loving people, it's a pleasure helping out the community in a way that I'm proud of."
- BBQ Volunteer

Embrace the Opportunity to Volunteer

Are you an individual, a part of a community group, or a team of colleagues looking to make a positive impact? We invite you to join our volunteer team, contributing your time and effort to a meaningful cause.

Our volunteer shifts are from 7 AM to 2:30 PM, with responsibilities that include cooking, serving, and handling cashier duties, and helping with set up and pack down. 3 different shifts are offered to all volunteers from 7 AM to 9 AM, 9 AM to 1 PM and 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM.

We are currently in search of volunteers who can assist with the crucial aspects of set-up and pack-down:

  1. Set Up: Begin your day with us by helping with the morning preparations and assisting early customers. This shift goes from 7 AM to 9 AM and includes tasks such as putting up tents, arranging equipment, and lifting boxes of beverages.

  2. Pack Down: Contribute to the bustling lunchtime rush and then assist in the organised winding down of the BBQ. This shift goes from 12:30 PM until 2:30 PM and calls for volunteers who are physically capable of managing tents and other equipment during the pack-up process.

Your dedication as a volunteer supports our event and allows you to help create a beneficial effect on the Canberra community. Contact us today to explore how you can join our team of like-minded volunteers.

Please register your interest below to volunteer at the Canberra Hospital Foundation Charity BBQ. 

Register to Volunteer

Looking for other ways to volunteer with CHF?

We are always searching for new volunteer recruits to join the team. It's a chance for members of our community to contribute, make a tangible difference, and be part of a collective effort that embodies the spirit of community support. Whether you’re an individual, community group or team of workmates, we’d love to hear from you. There are opportunities to volunteer for our Canberra Hospital Foundation Choir, our annual flagship fundraiser, Can Give Day, during the holiday season in December, or at our other events held throughout the year.

Please register your interest to volunteer by reaching out on (02) 5124 3542 or simply use the volunteering form.

Funds raised through the BBQ support patients enabling initiatives in the following areas:


State-of-the-art technology and equipment enables streamlined workflow for health professionals and helps to decrease the distress experienced by patients and their families and caregivers.


Research of high quality, including discovery research and research aimed at improving everyday patient care, patient wellbeing, and health outcomes.


Refurbishments of away-from-bed spaces transform the hospital experience. Bright artwork, cosy furniture, and inviting decor make spaces feel less clinical, offering respite and distraction for patients and their families.


Therapeutic programs ensure patients' healing is holistic - taking into consideration mental and emotional wellbeing as a crucial aspect of the journey. The range of different programs offer outlets for relaxation, stimulation, creativity and companionship.

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