Volunteer Resources is committed to creating a safe and secure environment for our patients and their families. To achieve this goal, we use standardized screening that aims to successfully match an applicant’s skills and interest with the requirements of available positions. The following is the process for applying to a volunteer position. Through this process there will be some costs incurred by the applicant. The hospital does not reimburse any costs or fees associated in the process. The process may take up to six to eight weeks, depending on availability and immunization status.
To become a volunteer, you must:
Once approved, you must:
Applications accepted from May 1-June 30 for September to June placements.
Secondary School Co-op Students must speak to the co-op teacher or guidance counsellor about applying through the Central Placement Office. Volunteer Resources provides a list and description of co-op placements throughout Niagara Health and interviews are scheduled through the co-op teacher only. Applications are accepted in early September and early February.
Applications are only accepted between May 1 to June 30 for a September to May placement OR January 1 to February 29 for a May to August placement. Please indicate which time of year you are applying for directly on your application form. All student volunteers must commit to one two to three hour shift on the same day and time each week for a minimum of 75 hours. No forms or references will be completed prior to completion of 75 hours.
Please note: For all Internships, Post-Secondary School Co-op and/or Student Placements and Job Shadowing requests, please visit Student Resources for more information.