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.