Caring Today, Growing for Tomorrow.

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 750 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. Some of our placement areas include:

Bingo – help raise funds while assisting players and promoting the hospital.  1st and 3rd Wednesday each month, noon – 2:45 pm, Mayfair Bingo Hall (Speers Road, Oakville)

Chiropody – assist hospital foot care staff by helping residents to and from their appointments within their own Oakville or Milton nursing home.

ConnectCARE – Flexible hours.
Halton Healthcare's ConnectCARE program is a not-for-profit, regional Personal Emergency Response Service. This hospital program provides help at the touch of a button for those living with a chronic medical or physical condition in the Halton area. Install monitoring units in the homes of our clients and train them in the use of the system. Each installation takes approximately one hour plus travel time. A car and a willingness to travel to Milton, Georgetown, Burlington, Oakville and West Mississauga is required. Volunteers also visit existing clients to provide replacement batteries and buttons as required.

Dialysis Unit – Oakville and Burlington sites, various shifts. Provide comfort, in-house transport and companionship to patients receiving treatment; assist staff as required.

Emergency – Days, evenings, weekends. Provide comfort and companionship to patients and family members awaiting treatment.

Floor Services – Mornings and afternoons, Monday through Sunday. Assist patients on the inpatient units with menus, meals, visiting and related functions.

Gift Shop – Monday through Sunday, Days, Evenings and Weekends. Cashiers and customer service volunteers staff the Gift Shop or take the Tuck Wagon to the patient rooms.

Information Desk – Friday 4:00 to 8:00 pm, Weekend mornings or afternoons and substitutes. Provide in-person and telephone way-finding assistance in the Main Lobby.

Intensive Care Unit (ICU) – Afternoons and evenings, including weekends Support patients, families, visitors and staff.

Transport – Weekday mornings and afternoons. Transport in-patients, charts, specimens, etc. within the hospital.

Other Opportunities
Our volunteers are active in more than 70 services throughout the hospital. Please see the information in the Adult Application Package for information on additional opportunities.

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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