The steps to becoming a volunteer include an application, 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 or 6 months of continuous service.
Volunteer position vacancies change regularly. Some of our placement areas include:
Complex Continuing Care Unit – May include assisting with programs, visiting patients, assisting with meals, as required.
Diagnostic Imaging – Escorting patients to their imaging modalities, supporting staff.
Emergency Department – Provide support and assistance to staff, patients and families.
Gift Shop – The shop is run by the Volunteer Auxiliary. The shop sells numerous gift items, flowers, magazines and snacks, 7 days per week.
Information Desk – Greet, direct and provide general information to hospital visitors and out patients.
Medical Surgical Unit – Helping patients with fresh water and meals and assisting staff with non-clinical duties and tidying up as needed.
Obstetrics – Helping patients with fresh water and meals and assisting staff with non-clinical duties as directed.
Visiting Patients - We have two patient visiting programs for seniors at the hospital. Our Buddy program supports patients with dementia and the SMILE program helps prevent delirium and functional decline.