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Become a volunteer
We feel that it is important that everyone interested in volunteering has a true understanding of the commitment required to volunteer, the process involved in applying, and how volunteers fit into the hospital or Southlake Residential Care Village environments.
To become a volunteer at Southlake you must be available to come to the hospital on 6 different occasions within a 4 – 6 week period in order to complete the following steps in the process:
  • Attend an Information Session  (In-person morning or evening sessions OR available on-line 24/7)
  • Submit an application (paper or on-line)
  • Complete an interview (45 minutes to one hour during regular office hours, Monday - Friday)
  • Submit 2 references and a clean police check  (vulnerable sector screening)
  • Complete a 2-step tuberculosis test (requires 4 appointments either here on Wednesday/Friday during the day only,  or at your Doctor’s office or Medical Clinic)
  • Attend a volunteer orientation session (2.5 – 3 hours, morning or evening sessions)

*Note: Police Check and TB test are not to be completed until after the interview.

We thank all of those who attend a Volunteer Information Session in-person or on-line and will respond to each person who chooses to submit an application.  Due to fluctuations in the requirements for volunteers and the personal time availability of those applying for positions, we cannot guarantee that every applicant will obtain a volunteer placement.
 
Please note that the majority of our vacancies occur during the day Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
 
To ensure that you receive an email reply, make Southlake a 'safe sender' in your email account by doing the following:  

1.     Open your email.

2.     In the Toolbar options at the top, click the Safe Lists drop-down. 
        Note: This is located in the "Junk Email" section

3.     Select "Add Sender's Domain"  @southlakeregional.org   to Safe Senders List. 

4.     Click OK.

**** NEW EFFECTIVE APRIL 1, 2014 - ONLINE VOLUNTEER APPLICATION AVAILABLE ****
Volunteer Information Sessions (2 Options Available Effective April 1, 2014)
In-Person Volunteer Information Sessions
 

Information Sessions held in the hospital auditorium twice a month faciliated by volunteers to help you make an informed decision as to whether volunteering at Southlake is for you.  Information packages, complete with a paper application form are distributed at the end of the presentation.  See below for upcoming dates.
 
***NEW***    Online Volunteer Information Sessions
Information Sessions are available 24/7 and will provide you wlth all the information you need to help you make an informed decision as to whether volunteering at Southlake is for you.  An on-line application can be completed at the end of the on-line presentation.  Click Here for On-line Volunteer Information Session

In-Person Volunteer information Sessions
To register for a Volunteer Information Session held in the hospital, call 905-895-4521, ext. 2104, or send an email to volunteers@southlakeregional.org stating the day and time you want to attend, along with your full name and phone number.
High School Volunteer Program is FULL
Space is limited.

Date
Time
Location
Thursday, August 14, 2014 9:00 - 10:30am
Auditorium

Southlake Regional Health Centre
596 Davis Drive, Newmarket, Ontario   L3Y 2P9
Tel: 905-895-4521   |   TTY: 905-952-3062
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