Volunteer in the community
Community volunteers support us at fundraisers and special events. And, with the holiday season just around the corner, there are lots of volunteer opportunities coming up like Grand Grounds, May Court Christmas Dreams, gift wrapping, and more.
So, gather your friends and family, find your holiday spirit, and join us for some fun while giving back to our communities!
Volunteer at the Hospital
Join our team as a clinical volunteer at Grand River Hospital! New volunteers begin with our Grand Welcome program before moving on to other opportunities within the Hospital.
As a Grand Welcome volunteer, you will greet patients and visitors, and provide wayfinding and portering support. You will be the first point of contact for everyone who comes to the Hospital.
Vulnerable Sector Letter
When requesting a vulnerable sector check, you may be asked to provide an official letter from the volunteer agency. Please get in touch with us by completing this online form, and we will give you an official letter within one hour.
The vulnerable sector check is only a requirement if you are 18 years of age or older.
Areas of Care
At Grand River, we have defined eight distinct Areas of Care to encompass the health services we offer -- it helps supporters like you understand what we do and how you can help. Each coloured petal on our lotus represents a different Area of Care.
The Grand River Hospital Volunteer Association is integral in ensuring care. never. stops. Having raised millions of dollars in support of the hospital and operating the gift shops and Tim Hortons at both the KW and Freeport Campuses, they embody our commitment to providing a world class experience for everyone who comes through the doors of our hospital. Their unwavering dedication continues to have a big impact on patients and staff every single day.
Orientation and Training Resources
Please review the following documentation prior to attending your first volunteer session. Click on the links to review the documents and watch the videos below.
Offence Declaration Form
Volunteer Reference Form
Volunteer Health Review Form
Respectful Workplace Training
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
How to Wear PPE