How to Become a Volunteer

Volunteers are required to make a minimum commitment of 6 months of volunteering.

How to Apply

1) Complete and submit an application package which includes:

Incomplete packages will not be considered.

2) If you are selected for an interview and offered a placement in our program, you must:

  • Complete a mandatory immunization protocol (including a two-step TB test or a one step TB test if under the age of 20)
  • Attend a volunteer orientation session
  • Sign hospital privacy and code of conduct documents
  • Attend additional unit/area training and orientation

Please note all applications are reviewed but, due to the volume of applications we receive, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Application packages will be kept on file for six months.

Please mail, or drop off your completed package to one of the addresses noted on the application form. You only need to apply to one of the sites, even if you have offered to volunteer at more than one location.

Sample Placements

Volunteers helping at Regional Mental Health CareIf you are selected for a volunteer position, you will receive a description outlining the duties and responsibilities of the service where you will be volunteering.

Listed below are some of the sample placements we offer at our five locations.  You are required to make a weekly commitment of one day per week, three to four hours per shift. Please note placements are offered based on suitability and availability. 

St. Joseph’s Hospital (Grosvenor Street)

  • Information desks or information escorts
  • Ambulatory clinics: Physiotherapy, Ivey Eye Clinic, Rheumatology
  • Clerical work
  • Sales in our Gift Shop

Mount Hope Center for Long Term Care (Grosvenor and College Ave)

  • Information desk
  • Visiting residents in Long Term Care
  • Unit support

Parkwood Institute's Mental Health Care Building (Wellington Road and Waterman Road)

  • Community placements
  • Tutoring
  • Ward Visiting
  • Patient Library
  • Clothing shop
  • Waterman Variety

volunteer with patientSouthwest Centre for Forensic Mental Health Care (Sunset Drive)

  • Ward Visiting
  • Clothing  shop
  • Bingo
  • Sunset Variety

Parkwood Institute's Main Building (Wellington Road and Waterman Road)

  • Information desk
  • Visiting residents and patients
  • Unit support
  • Day Hospital
  • ConnectCare
  • Palliative Care
  • Sales in our Gift Shop or Lottery Booth

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Last updated: Wed, 2017-09-20 10:27