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Caring Today, Growing for Tomorrow.

Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital

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Adult Volunteer Opportunities

Adult Volunteer Opportunities

The Oakville Hospital volunteers are highly visible throughout the hospital. We have over 650 active adult volunteers who strive to enhance services which the Hospital offers. Volunteers supplement the work of our staff by spending the time to touch the lives of our patients and visitors by helping them throughout the hospital.

We welcome applications from volunteers of varied skill sets. For those with healthcare degrees or certificates, please be advised that volunteering will not allow you the opportunity to practice or develop your clinical or technical skills, nor are our volunteer roles designed to be professional internship opportunities.

The steps to becoming a volunteer include an application (including references and immunizations), interview, orientation and training. Volunteers usually commit to one shift per week, 2-4 hours in length and agree to fulfill this commitment for a minimum of 50 hours.

Volunteer vacancies change regularly. Please download the applicable Volunteer Application and Information Package for the complete list of volunteer positions.  Most positions fall under one of these general categories:

  • Inpatient Unit
  • Outpatient Clinics
  • Information Desk/Greeter
  • Visiting/Palliative Care
  • Administrative
  • Emergency
  • Gift Shop
  • Fundraising
  • Rehabilitation
  • Dialysis
  • Transport
  • Leadership/Board

Youth Volunteer Opportunities

Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital’s Youth Volunteer Program offers high school students a chance to be of service to the community, to learn the fundamentals of volunteer work and to be exposed to a health care environment.

Your assistance helps to enhance the service given by staff to ensure the best patient care! We are looking for volunteers who are enthusiastic, dependable, sincere, able to accept supervision and are looking to actively participate in a valuable volunteer experience.

Opportunities for Youth Volunteers May Include:

  • Assisting staff on the nursing units.
  • Acting as a companion to patients by reading to them, playing games and visiting.
  • Delivering and collecting meal trays.
  • Serving customers in the Gift Shop and at the Information Desk.

All Youth Volunteers must:

  • Be at least fourteen years of age
  • Submit a completed volunteer application package, including reference letters and health surveillance
  • Be available to work at least one shift per week

Youth volunteers must complete a minimum of 50 hours before receiving written confirmation of their hours.

The steps to becoming a volunteer include an application package, interview, orientation and training. Once your application is received, you will be contacted by the Coordinator, Volunteer Services for an interview. If the youth volunteer program has a waiting list, your application will be kept in the order that it has been received and you will be contacted when a vacancy becomes available.

Other Opportunities
Our volunteers are active in more than 70 services throughout the hospital.

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