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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 volunteer service.


Applicants are matched based on their interests, availability and suitability to openings at any of the following Humber River sites:


Humber River Hospital - Wilson Site
NEW Reactivation Care Centre (former HRH Finch Site)
Humber Clinics (former HRH Church Site) 



 Before you Apply: What you need to know about Humber River Volunteers:

   • Volunteers are 16 years of age or older and provide a regular weekly commitment, 3-4 hours one day per week, for a minimum of one year

   • Volunteer positions focus on enhancing the experiences of our patients and families.  Customer service is an integral part of our volunteer positions, therefore volunteers must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written English).  An additional language is an asset

   • Volunteers are caring, friendly, reliable, approachable, interact well with others and always uphold our core values of compassion, professionalism and respect



Steps to Becoming a Humber River Volunteer: 


Step 1: Application: Apply online to join our Year-Round Volunteer Program which supports all three of Humber River's sites


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.  Applications are kept on file for 6 months only; if you are not contacted within 6 months of applying, we encourage you to reapply


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 minimu, 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!



Ready to Apply and Make a Difference?



 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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