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How to Become a Humber River Volunteer


Making a difference is what our volunteers do best - and you can too!




       We are currently accepting applications for                    our Year Round Volunteer Program


Thank you to those who applied to our Summer Student Volunteer Program

                          The online application is now closed




Requirements for Becoming a Humber River Volunteer:

  Before you apply, make sure you can meet the following criteria:

   • Applicants must be 16 years of age or older at the time of applying

   • Volunteers have excellent customer service, interpersonal and communication skills (verbal & written English). An additional language is an asset.  Volunteers always uphold our core values of compassion, professionalism and respect


   • YEAR-ROUND Program: Applicants commit to volunteering for one 4 hour shift each week (same day & time) for a minimum of one year


   • SUMMER STUDENT Program:  Applicants attending Post-Secondary or High School interested in summer only commit to volunteering for two 4 hour shifts each week,
Post-secondary students must be available for all of June, July and August
High school students must be available for all of July and August



Steps to Becoming a Humber River Volunteer: 


Step 1: Online Applications 

   • Applications for the Year-Round Program remain open all year

   • Applications for the Summer Student Program are due by:
     Post-Secondary Program: Monday, April 30, 2018

     High School Program: Thursday, May 31, 2018 


Step 2: Confirmation Email 

Within 3 - 4 business days of applying you will receive an email containing the reference form and the Volunteer Health Assessment Form (please be sure to check your junk mail if you do not receive the email within this time frame)


Step 3: Reference Forms 

Have 2 professional referees complete the forms and return them back to you either in a sealed envelope or via email.  Referees may include an employer/manager, teacher/professor, supervisor from a volunteer activity, sporting coach, etc.  Reference forms may not be completed by family, friends, co-workers, classmates, etc.  Applicants contacted for an interview must bring the 2 completed reference forms with them to that meeting


Step 4: Interview 

Only applicants whose interest and availability that match current openings will be contacted for an interview.  


Step 5: Volunteer Health Assessment Form 

Successful applicants must complete the Volunteer Health Assessment Form prior to starting their volunteer role. The form must be completed by your family physician or at a walk-in clinic and may take, at minimum, a few weeks to complete.  The health assessment consists of:


1)  2 Step TB test 

2)  Proof of immunization to measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (chicken pox) OR if immunization records are not available, proof of immunity via blood work may be required

3)  Proof of Dtap vaccination


Please note: Any costs associated with completing the health assessment are the responsibility of the volunteer.  Completion of the health assessment does not guarantee a volunteer placement.  


Step 6: Orientation & Training

Successful applicants who have completed all of the above steps will attend an orientation session and receive training specific to their volunteer role


Step 7: Start Volunteering...and get ready to make a positive difference in the experiences of our patients and families!


 Please Note: Due to the high volume of applications received and the fluctuations of openings, we cannot guarantee that every applicant will receive a volunteer placement.  Only applicants whose interest and availability match current openings will be contacted for an interview. Applications are kept on file for 6 months; if you are not contacted for an interview within 6 months of applying you are welcome to reapply

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