Volunteer Services

Five volunteers, two men and three women, holding a sign that reads "Volunteers make a difference!"

We are looking forward to welcoming back volunteers in a phased-in approach this spring. If you are a prospective volunteer, please complete our application form found on this page and email it to our Volunteer Services office. A Volunteer Services Associate will be in touch with you as soon as possible to review your application and set up an interview. 

Volunteering is reflected in many ways – from one-to-one visits to aiding patients and visitors with hospital information and wayfinding, to working in the library or helping out with special events. A diverse group of nearly 1,000 volunteers support many clinical and non-clinical areas at our five sites. St. Joseph’s is grateful to our many volunteers who play a key role in enhancing the patient, resident, visitor and staff experience at St. Joseph’s.

Through proceeds from the gift shops and other initiatives, volunteers raise much needed dollars to purchase hospital capital equipment and to support patient events.

Would you like to volunteer with us?

St. Joseph’s is currently recruiting for various volunteer positions across the organization. If you have a specific area or program that interests you, please add this information to your application. Individuals looking to volunteer with St. Joseph’s are asked to complete a Volunteer Application and forward to:

Volunteer Services
St. Joseph’s Health Care London
PO Box 5777, Stn B
London, ON N6A 4V2

519-646-6100, ext. 44050

It is a requirement that all volunteers provide proof of full vaccination prior to beginning their volunteer role with us.  All volunteers are thoroughly trained and attend a hospital orientation to help understand the responsibilities and learn the duties as a volunteer. 
Volunteer Services offices are open Monday to Friday from 8 am to 4 pm at all five St. Joseph’s Health Care London sites. The offices are closed on all statutory holidays and weekends. 

Current volunteer opportunities

Role Description of role Location
Gift Shop Are you looking for a meaningful way to give back to our community? We are looking for pleasant and personable individuals to join our great team. No cash experience is needed and all training is provided. We are flexible with your availability.  All sites
Pet Visitation You will bring in your fully vaccinated pet, who has completed at minimum a level 1 training, and visit with patients on a unit. Patients will play with and interact with your pet.  Parkwood Institute Mental Health Care Building
You will be assisting our clients in the community with the installation of their ConnectCare medical alert button system.  Parkwood Institute Main Building
You will be assigned to a unit where you will visit and engage with patients experiencing mental illness, and assist the recreation therapy staff with off-unit excursions and activities as needed. Parkwood Institute Mental Health Care Building

High school students

St. Joseph’s Health Care London is committed to mentoring tomorrow's health care professionals today. 

We offer Co-operative Education Placements to secondary education students from the Thames Valley District School Board and the London Catholic School Board. Interested high school students should contact their Co-operative Education Teacher responsible for this program for further information.

Volunteer Services works with the school boards to arrange these exciting opportunities for students in our community. Co-operative students are accepted during the fall and winter semesters.