Volunteering at Lakeridge Health is an exciting opportunity to join others who share a desire to contribute to the health care of our community. Volunteers are an essential part of the Lakeridge Health team and help to create a caring, collaborative, and compassionate environment across our hospitals, community facilities, our long-term care home, Lakeridge Gardens, and our state-of-the-art Surgical Centre, the Jerry Coughlan Health & Wellness Centre.

At Lakeridge Health, we are dedicated to creating an environment that mirrors the diversity of Durham Region. We invite everyone in the community to join us in building a more diverse and inclusive group of volunteers to help shape a vibrant and inclusive community and support health-care in Durham Region. Learn more in our Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Anti-Racism Multi-Year Action Plan.

Current Volunteer Roles

We place volunteers based on the needs of our facilities and the applicant’s availability and interest(s). While we do our best, we cannot guarantee a specific placement area. Whether you are interested in a specific volunteer role or volunteering at a certain Lakeridge Health facility closest to you, please visit Volunteer Roles to learn more.

  • Most of our roles are available Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
  • Evening and weekend volunteer shifts are very limited.
  • Volunteer shifts are usually three to four hours in length.
  • Volunteers must commit to a minimum of one three-to-four-hour shift once a week for at least six months.

New Volunteers

Please visit the How to Become a Volunteer page for further information. 

Returning Volunteers

Please email volunteer@lh.ca or call 905-576-8711, extension 21288 for more information about how to return to the Lakeridge Health volunteer program.

High School Student Volunteer Update

At this time, Lakeridge Gardens Long-Term Care Home in Ajax is the site accepting high school student applications.

High school student volunteer opportunities at the Ajax Pickering, Bowmanville, Oshawa, and Whitby hospitals will be evaluated over the summer months. Please continue to visit our webpage for updates on a fall/winter semester program. Thank you.

Do You Have a Question?

Please view the Frequently Asked Questions about our volunteer program. You can also email volunteer@lh.ca, or call 905-576-8711 extension 21288.