There are over 60 unique volunteer positions throughout the hospital and Southlake Residential Care Village. During the interview, Community Resources staff will review your skills, abilities, and interests, as well as the experience you would like to gain from volunteering, in order to match you with the most suitable vacancy. Once you begin volunteering, you can job shadow other volunteer positions to learn more about Southlake Regional Health Centre or Southlake Residential Care Village.
Some examples of areas where you can volunteer are:
Patient Areas: Volunteers support patients and their families in most clinical departments at Southlake. Examples of patient care positions include: Emergency Department, Fracture Clinic, and Surgery
Non-patient Areas: Volunteers support the organization in a variety positions that are not directly related to patient care. Examples of non-patient volunteer roles include: Courtesy (Way-finding), Gift Shop Associate, Mail Delivery, and Laboratory Volunteer
St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program: If you have completed the St. John’s Ambulance Therapy Dog Program with your dog and would like to visit with patients or residents at Southlake, please attend an information session. For more information about the program, please call 1-800-268-7581
Southlake Residential Care Village: Volunteers at Southlake Residential Care Village visit one on one with the residents, help with activities such as Bingo and Movie Night, as well as share their personal interests with the residents (for example, music or crafts)
Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation: Volunteers behinds the scenes also share their expertise in such areas as communication, event planning, fundraising, the arts, or leadership of special projects
Stronach Regional Cancer Centre: Volunteers will assist in a variety of areas in our outpatient cancer treatment facility. Volunteering in the Cancer Centre is only available during the day, Monday to Friday
Leadership Opportunities: For volunteers who would like to expand upon their leadership experience there are opportunities to become a Volunteer Information Session or Travelling Road Show Presenter, a Volunteer Trainer, and to represent the volunteer team on a variety of committees including the Volunteer Leaders’ Council or the Volunteer Trainer/Staff Liaison Committee. Some volunteers also utilize their skills and experience by working on specialized projects that support departments and services. Discussion with the Community Resources Department staff will help to identify opportunities and clarify expectations.
Click here to view current volunteer opportunities.