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Order of Malta Australia


Call to service – 2025 Jubilee celebrations in Rome


The Holy Father has asked us the Order of Malta to provide medical assistance to pilgrims in the four Papal Basilicas and in St Peter’s Square for all Jubilee weeks (15/12/2024-11/01/2026).

Please find below some further information about the volunteer roles and the shift structure:

  • This service will be carried out by groups of four volunteers, including a medical doctor, a nurse or paramedic and two helpers. Each group will serve inside the afore mentioned Basilicas on a rotating basis and will have a fully equipped post in the Basilica or in its adjacent area.
  • The planned working hours are divided into two shifts: from 7:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. and from 1:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.; for all days of the week, for all the four basilicas.
  •  Negotiations with the Italian Ministry of Defence are coming to completion to ensure adequate logistical accommodation for the volunteers. All meals will be guaranteed.
  • Please note that neither legal benefits nor military precept nor reimbursement of expenses are envisaged; therefore, participants will serve entirely on a voluntary basis.
  • Travel expenses to and from Rome will have to be paid by the volunteers themselves.
  • English and Italian are the working languages.

This presents a wonderful opportunity to provide hands-on service in Rome.

If you would like to register an expression of interest in participating as a volunteer at the 2025 Jubilee celebrations, or require further information, could you please email is

The Australian Association

The Australian Association, formed in 1974, currently has in excess of 300 members and aspirant members across every State and Territory of Australia. We also have ongoing and strong links with the Order’s National Associations throughout the Asia Pacific Region including in Singapore and the Philippines and with members of the Order in New Zealand, Hong Kong SAR, Thailand and Korea. The Order of Malta is committed to serving Our Lords the Poor and Sick worldwide and has done so for over 900 years. This website shares with you the history, mission and current activities of the Order of Malta in Australia, and provides links to the work of the Order world-wide.