How to Apply

Thank you for considering a volunteer opportunity with one of the five hospital sites of Lakeridge Health. We are so grateful for compassionate, committed people like you who willingly give their time to benefit our patients and families.

The following information pertains to becoming an adult volunteer with the Bowmanville, Oshawa, Port Perry or Whitby sites of Lakeridge Health.  Please scroll to the bottom of the page for information regarding the process for the Ajax Pickering site.

We also have a student volunteer program for high school and post-secondary students.

Screening Process

Because we are so committed to safety and quality, we ask all potential volunteers to complete a screening process before joining us. This includes:

  1. Completing the volunteer application form in full (includes two references and health screening information). We are fortunate to receive a high volume of applications and will contact those selected to move forward in our screening process. We do keep application packages on file for six months.
  2. Attending a two-hour orientation session to learn more about volunteering with Lakeridge Health.
  3. Once invited and confirmed to attend an orientation session, you must start your TB testing at one of our Occupational Health offices. At your confirmation of attendance for orientation, contact information will be shared with you for the hospital of your choice. This testing is provided free of charge by Occupational Health. Please Note: This is a process that requires four (4) quick trips into the hospital.  A form will be given to you at the completion of these tests, which we ask you to return to the Volunteer Resources office.  
  4. Attending an interview with a staff member from Volunteer Resources and a site Auxiliary representative at the hospital site of your choice.
  5. Providing a Police Criminal Records Check.The letter to take to the police station confirming your conditional acceptance as a volunteer will be provided at the completion of a successful interview. 

Please note that physicians may charge for health screening information. Tuberculosis screening can be done at our hospital at no charge to you once you have completed the interview stage of our screening process. There is a charge to obtain a police criminal records check (check with your local police station for details).

Apply Now

Please fill out and submit our volunteer application form. This is the first step in becoming a Lakeridge Health volunteer.

After you complete the application form, one of our coordinators will be in touch to help you through the rest of our screening process.

Adult volunteer applications are accepted year-round.


Do you need help to complete your application form or do you have a question not covered here?

Our volunteering FAQ addresses many common questions.

You can also reach our administrative office by email at or by phone at

905-623-3331 ext. 21288.

Ajax Pickering Hospital Adult Volunteer Program

Adult volunteer selection is done through a series of phone calls and in person interviews.

Perspective volunteers should call the Auxiliary Office (905-683-2320 ext. 15481). Office hours are Tuesday - Thursday, 7:30 - 2:30. Voice mails may be left and will be responded to on the next business day.

Adult Volunteers are asked to commit to one 3 - 4 hour shift per week and  make that commitment for a minimum of one year. Our average service of our volunteers is currently 7 years!

During the initial phone discussion we will explore your availability and determine if we have a shift that fits your needs and schedule. We want to ensure that the shift we chose together is one that works for you BUT also works for the Hospital.

When we settle on a shift then an application is mailed out to you. Also 2 references are required and the forms are included in the package. Once completed, the forms are returned and an interview is set up to meet with the Director of Volunteers

Adult volunteers are required to have completed a tuberculosis test (supplied by the Hospital) and also a Criminal Reference Check through the Durham Regional Police.

That completes the process and training is established for the new volunteer. And then after training the volunteer starts on their new volunteer journey! 

The Ajax Pickering Hospital Auxiliary do not accept unsolicited applications outside the above procedure