Welcome Future Volunteers

Volunteer with Lakeridge Health

Volunteering in a hospital setting is a unique, challenging and exciting opportunity to help your community. We are proud to involve over 1,400 adult and student volunteers across the five hospitals of Lakeridge Health and welcome you to join a team that truly makes a difference by supporting patients, their families and visitors and our staff. Our volunteers are energetic, compassionate and provide excellent customer service in both retail and patient-focused activities.

Volunteers are asked to commit to one shift per week for 2-4 hours. Regular attendance is critical, so please consider if this is a good time in your life for such a commitment.

Note: The majority of our placements occur week days, with fewer opportunities on evenings or weekends.

To Become a VolunteerLakeridge Health's Volunteer Application

  • Contact the hospital of your choice to discuss your interests, availability etc. 
  • Complete a brief online application.
  • Once we receive your online application submission, you will be contacted with additional requirements. These include:
    • Submitting two completed reference forms (references are not to be from family members).
    • Attending an in-person interview at a time that is mutually agreeable.
    • Providing proof of immunity to various communicable diseases (we provide the form for physician sign off) and completion of the 2-step Tuberculosis (TB) test. Please Note: Volunteer training cannot begin until we have received both these items.
    • Adult volunteers over the age of 24 and not in school part-time must provide a recent Police Records Check (we can provide the letter required after the interview).
    • Attending orientation as well as role training based on the volunteer role chosen.

Please know that while we appreciate every person who wants to support the hospital through volunteering, we cannot guarantee that everyone will obtain a volunteer placement. Contact information and any application will be kept on file for six months. Please email Volunteer@LH.ca at any time with any questions.

Additional Information

For more information about volunteering with Lakeridge Health, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page and our Volunteering Guidelines section.