Volunteering at Hotel Dieu Hospital is an excellent chance to belong to a caring community where you can share your talents, network, meet new friends and develop new skills all while giving back to your community.
Every year approximately 300 volunteers generously donate almost 20,000 volunteer hours throughout the hospital. Through Volunteer Services they also help raise funds in excess of $150000 annually towards the purchase of much needed hospital equipment, supplies and patient comfort measures. As valued members of the Hotel Dieu team, volunteers play a vital role in:
Volunteers are generally expected to commit to one shift per week (2-3 hours) for a minimum of 6 months.
Upon receipt of your application we will contact you to discuss the screening & training requirements, the opportunities available, your expectations and ours.
Volunteers may be placed according to the vacancies at that time and the interests, skills and suitability of the prospective volunteer.
Please see below for the processes we ask volunteers to follow.
Our Elements of Health Care Program is designed to introduce secondary school students to the sophisticated world of Health Care careers and programs. Teens will develop personal skills, participate with others in a meaningful volunteer experience and learn about various aspects of Health Care in a hands-on environment. Space is limited in this program however all qualified youth will be considered. This program is coordinated by a post-secondary student who is hired each summer through a grant and works under the direction of the Manager Volunteer Resources. The Elements of HC Coordinator starts in the month of May and coordinates the interviews, orientation, training, scheduling and ongoing supervision of all the youth volunteers.
As a youth volunteer many opportunities will be presented to you. You will be expected to try at least a couple of these positions over July and August: operating the snack cart; assisting in the cafe; directing patients to clinics; helping patients sign in for their appointments; serving customers in the gift shop; supporting children in the COPC playroom; assisting in administrative jobs; fundraising; helping with special projects, encouraging patients and providing comfort measures.
Post-Secondary students are asked to apply according to the following schedule:
Applications accepted until the last Friday in March. You must be available for all of May/June/July/August. Interviews held in early April only.
Applications accepted until the last Friday in August. You must be available for all of September/October/November/December. Interviews held in the first and second week of September only.
Applications accepted until the last Friday in November. You must be available for January/February/March/April. Interviews held in early December only.
Applications received beyond the deadline will be kept on file and considered for the following intake period. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.