Volunteers are important
resources within our health care community. The donation of time to those in
need can go a long way in helping to provide safe quality care to patients and
families within our community. Adults and students from all walks of life find
personal fulfillment in helping others. Volunteers provide service in both
patient care and non-patient care areas. Clinical volunteers play a huge role
in ensuring positive patient and family satisfaction.
Clinical Volunteer Opportunities
Desk/Greeter/Pathfinder: Greet and escort patients, families and visitors to
various departments and clinics within the hospital. A resource center that provides information
about parking, hand hygiene, printed material, internet access etc.
Emergency Department: Volunteers
are the first point of contact for patients and visitors coming to the
emergency room and offer general information, directions. Volunteers assist staff by providing support,
reassurance and compassion to patients and their families.
Meal Assistant: The
volunteer will be asked to help with the activities that support a minimum
level of nutrition care – focusing on promoting food intake and minimizing
barriers to food intake. Offering
patients encouragement during mealtimes and social interaction.
volunteer will be asked to help keep our gardens and outdoor areas colourful
and bright. Volunteers would help with
weeding, planting flowers, watering and other basic gardening tasks.
Surgical Services: Volunteers assist staff in a variety of ways to ensure quality of care. Duties include greeting patients, supplying
snacks and refreshments after surgery, assisting patients when discharged.
Care Clinics (Specialists/Obstetrics): Help with patient flow through the clinic
area to help ease the anxiety of a hospital visit and provide a warm caring atmosphere.
Patient Services - Acute Care: The volunteers
will be asked to provide information and directions to patients and
families. Visiting with patients,
providing nourishment as directed and escorting them as required.
How to Apply?
you apply to become a clinical volunteer, please review the following list of
- Volunteering entails making a
regular commitment with a minimum commitment of one 2-3 hour shift
- Minimum age requirement: 16
years or older;
- Volunteers are selected and
placed according to the needs of the hospital, interests and skills,
availability and suitability. Evening and weekend opportunities are
If you are interested in becoming a Clinical Volunteer please download and
complete the following application package. If you have any questions or need assistance with the application process please call 519-364-2340 ext. 233.
The application package can be submitted to;
firstname.lastname@example.org – subject line “Clinical Volunteer
Hanover & District
Hanover, ON N4N 1N1
Due to the number of applications and limited positions, unfortunately not
everyone will be contacted for an interview.
Successful applicants will be required to complete the following;
- Volunteers must successfully complete a Health
Assessment before commencing their placements. This includes proof of
immunizations including Covid-19, TB testing and Flu Shot (in flu season);
- Attend a scheduled orientation; and
- Provide a current Criminal Reference check with
vulnerable sector (valid within 1 year).