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How to Become a Humber River Volunteer


Thank you to everyone who applied to our Summer Student Volunteer Program.




The online application for the Year-Round Volunteer Program is now available:
June 30-October 31, 2017.



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



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

   • We are dedicatedwe make a regular weekly commitment for a minimum of one year

   • We are committed: we strive to enhance the experiences of our patients, their families and our staff and uphold our core values of compassion, professionalism and respect

   • We are diverse: we are 16 years of age or older and bring with us various skills, abilities and the willingness to help our community



Steps to Becoming a Humber River Volunteer: 


Step 1: Application: Apply online to join our Year-Round Volunteer Program.  The application will be available June 30 - October 31, 2017


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 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! 



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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