Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

I'm an internationally educated health care professional. Can I volunteer with Lakeridge Health as a way to get Canadian experience in my field?

While our volunteers fill important roles in our hospitals, they do not perform any type of direct patient care. You will not get experience in your field through volunteering.

I would like a job with Lakeridge Health. If I volunteer, am I more likely to be hired?

There is no link between volunteering and our paid positions (this is a common misconception).

Do volunteers pay for parking?

Thanks to the generous support of Standard Parking (who run our parking lots and garages), our volunteers do not pay for parking. Volunteers only pay a refundable deposit on a transponder (after receiving a hospital ID badge).

I am very busy. How much time do I have to agree to?

We ask all volunteers to commit to one shift per week, on a set day and at a set time. At your interview we will review our opportunities and work with you to match your availability. Most of our volunteer opportunities are during daytime hours on weekdays.

I have a question that isn't covered here. How can I contact you?

You can reach us by email or by calling 905.623.3331 ext. 1288. 

Questions about the Application Process

I submitted my volunteer application form, but I haven't heard from you yet.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us. We review all volunteer applications and contact those people who are selected for an upcoming general orientation session. Depending on the volume of applicants, it may take several weeks for us to get back to you.

I don't know how to complete all of the steps in your screening process.

Don't worry - our Coordinators of Volunteer Resources will help you through this process. It is much easier than it looks. To start, complete the registration form and send it to us. We will help guide you through the next steps.

I need help completing my application form.

Please contact our team and we would be happy to help you. You can reach us by email or by calling 905.623.3331 ext. 1288. 

Student Questions

How can I learn more about what it is like to be a student volunteer at Lakeridge Health?

You can leave a message for our Student Champions by calling 905-576-8711 ext. 4301, and then selecting option 1. They will be happy to get in touch with you to speak about their own experiences and help you decide if this is the place you want to volunteer. Or you can check them out on Facebook.