Volunteer applicants must be at least 16 years of age at the time of completing their application to volunteer with us.
Depending on the number of vacancies we have available, as well as the number of applications, if we feel that you are a good fit you will be contacted for an interview.
The health assessment form is provided upon acceptance into the volunteer program. All volunteers are required to complete a health assessment with their family physician or walk-in clinic. Any costs associated with the health assessment are the responsibility of the applicant.
Parking is free for your scheduled volunteer shifts. Once you receive your volunteer badge, you will be able to park at our designated volunteer parking lot.
Our volunteer program does not provide the minimum 40 hours needed for high school graduation. If you would like to volunteer with us, you will need to commit to a minimum of 60 hours.
We ask that you commit to one shift per week for a minimum of three to four hours. We recognize that you have other commitments and occasionally have to take time off. For absences, we require you to give at least two days’ notice. For longer absences, please complete and submit your vacation notice.
If you have not logged any hours in the past three months and have not contacted us, we will consider you to be resigned and your position will be forfeited. We would also require you to return your hospital ID badge.
Once you have been offered a conditional acceptance, you are requested to provide us with a police vulnerable sector check (PVSC) if you are over 18 years. Volunteers pay a discounted fee for this. We will issue a supporting letter to include with your PVSC application.
Complimentary parking is available for our volunteers during their scheduled shifts.
References will be provided only after a minimum of 60 hours have been completed. Medical school references require a minimum of 100 hours. Two weeks’ notice to complete the referral is required.
While we welcome volunteers with a background in health care, volunteer roles are specific and do not offer an opportunity for you to practise your professional skills. Your role will provide you with an opportunity to experience a Canadian health care environment but it will not provide you with an opportunity to practise or develop clinical or technical skills.
Anyone can apply for paid employment by visiting our careers website. Volunteers are considered external applicants and must follow the online application process as directed on our website.
We require volunteers to spend a great deal of time speaking with patients and families. For safety reasons, volunteers must be able to understand and speak English with a high level of competency. If you are just learning to speak English, we suggest that you take English as a second language classes before applying for a volunteer position. You will need to show your understanding at the interview.
Knowledge of additional languages is considered an asset.