Next steps if accepted
Successful applicants will be required to complete our medical form prior to start of volunteering. This includes immunization status and completion of two-step Tuberculosis (TB) test; this must be completed by your family physician.
Uniform and photo identification badge
We will provide you with a uniform and your photo identification will be taken by our Security department. We require a $20.00 refundable deposit for these items. The deposit will be returned to you upon return of photo I.D. and/or uniform.
Transit and parking
Complimentary parking is available to you for when you are on volunteer duty. Parking passes can be obtained from our Parking and Transportation Services office. A $10.00 refundable deposit is required for parking pass.
TTC buses come right on to the Sunnybrook campus. Please note that we do not provide complimentary bus tickets to those who volunteer. Discounted TTC passes are available to staff and volunteers.
You will be required to attend an orientation session which will help prepare you for volunteering at the hospital and provide you with information to help ensure the safety of our patients and residents, as well as your own safety as a volunteer. As a volunteer, you are the face of the hospital and therefore need to be well-informed in order to help patients and visitors.
Training varies depending on your role. It may be provided by staff or by shadowing an experienced volunteer "on-the-job." For some roles, training involves participation at formal in-class session. Some roles require participation in ongoing or annual training.
We want to ensure that your placement is the right one for you. If you have concerns about your volunteer assignment please notify Volunteer Resources staff. If we feel that the placement is not the best match for you, we will follow up with you.
Frequency of volunteering
General volunteer program - New volunteers begin with one placement and one shift. Additional assignments will be considered on an individual basis.
Summer student program - Full summer 9 week program, half-day shift 5 days a week, Monday through Friday
School year program - Weekly shift after school or on weekends through the school year (September to June)
Policies and procedures
Volunteers represent and act on behalf of the hospital. You are accountable for your volunteer activities. Like hospital staff, volunteers are expected to follow all hospital policies and procedures. You are expected to act in a professional manner, with a focus on ensuring a positive profile of the hospital at all times.