Volunteer

Volunteering in a hospital setting is an exciting opportunity to help your community. We welcome you to join a team that truly makes a difference by supporting patients, their families, visitors and our teams.

Volunteering during COVID-19 – August 2021

Please be advised that most volunteer activities remain suspended at this time. We are very grateful to the volunteers who have returned to the currently sanctioned activities: office volunteers; real-time patient phone surveyors; wayfinding/transport roles at Ajax Pickering and Oshawa and the Vaccine Clinic.

While our new volunteer onboarding is being redeveloped, there remains a delay in conducting interviews, orientations and onboarding until further notice. The new volunteer application form that remained available throughout this pandemic period proved to be very successful and we are overwhelmed by the ongoing interest of adults and students who wish to get involved. Effective immediately the link to apply has been disabled while we process the forms received and we hope to make the link live again later this fall

We appreciate your patience and encourage you to check back for updates as they become available. Stay safe!

Questions about Volunteering with Lakeridge Health?

Please email us at volunteer@lh.ca with any questions or call 905-576-8711 extension 21288 to leave Volunteer Resources a message and we will get back to you within two working days at the latest.

Ready to make a difference and join our team of volunteers?

Please review our 8 Step Intake Process to help with your decision making. 

Please review our Volunteer Handbook (2019) and the 2020 insert to help you understand our program and expectations.

Our On-Line application form is currently unavailable as we contact those awaiting opportunities. We anticipate re-launching the application in late September.

Patient and Family Experience Advisory (PFEA)

PFEAs are volunteers who share their unique thoughts and perspectives to ensure the voices of patients and families are heard. They provide input to Lakeridge Health teams about programs and practices that affect patient care and services. 

Learn more about the Patient and Family Experience Advisor program

If you have any questions about the program or would like to apply to be a PFEA, please contact Lina Reid, Patient Experience Consultant at advisors@lh.ca or at 905-576-8711 extension 32434.