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Volunteers at Niagara Health

Volunteer application and process

Niagara Health values the diversity of the people and communities we serve and is strongly committed to attracting, engaging and developing a diverse and inclusive volunteer team. Niagara Health welcomes all applicants including members of racialized groups, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Niagara Health will provide accommodations through the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please inform the Coordinator of Volunteers the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.

Becoming a Niagara Health volunteer

Volunteer Resources is committed to creating a safe and secure environment for our patients and their families. We use a standardized screening process that aims to match an applicant’s skill and interest with the requirements of available positions.

Through this process, there will be some costs incurred by the applicant and 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 applicant availability and immunization status.

Due to fluctuations in our needs for volunteers and the suitability of applicants, we cannot guarantee every applicant will obtain an interview or placement.

Requirements to volunteer:

  • Submit an application – See Frequently Asked Questions before applying
  • Applicants must be 16 years of age, or older, within the calendar year of application

Selected candidates will: 

  • Attend an interview (you will be contacted by e-mail or telephone)
  • Complete Reference Check Screening
  • Complete the Health Surveillance Clearance Form*
  • Provide a Basic Criminal Reference Check
  • Attend a general orientation session
  • Attend scheduled training session(s) related to assigned volunteer position
*The Health Surveillance Clearance Form is not required until a position has been offered.

For volunteer inquiries please contact


Email for more information about volunteering. 

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