Volunteer Services

Volunteer Services

Volunteers have one of the most special and important roles at Scarborough Health Network (SHN).

Through their generous gift of time, skills, and talents, SHN volunteers help with patient care and clinical services, administrative work and raising crucial funds to support the hospital.

Thank You Volunteers!

Volunteer with a patient

Our SHN workplace family would not be complete without our team of volunteers, who help us to provide exceptional care for patients and families across our health network. We appreciate our volunteers’ commitment to SHN every day.

Volunteer Appreciation Week Selfie Challenge

Dolores Bain, Winner of Volunteer Appreciation Week Selfie Challenge 2020

Selfie challenge winner  – Dolores Bain

SHN volunteers showed their support for our frontline workers by participating in the Appreciation Week Selfie Challenge. Volunteers were asked to take a “selfie” in their SHN uniforms to show their support. We received just over 40 selfies. Thank you to all of our volunteers that participated in the challenge.

COVID-19 update for volunteer programs

The Volunteer Services Department is currently operating, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. All volunteer assignments have been suspended until further notice. Coordinators are still available to answer your questions and concerns via telephone or email:

BIRCHMOUNT
416-495-2400
EXT. 5360

 

CENTENARY
416-284-7316
EXT. 4533

 

GENERAL
416-438-2911
EXT. 6021

 

We are still accepting volunteer applications!

Applications can be submitted online by scanning and email to: TSH-VolunteerServices@shn.ca. There is also a mailbox for drop off outside of the Volunteer Services door.

Additionally, interviews are being conducted virtually, interview options will be available upon request. Orientations will only be available virtually to successful candidates, until further notice. Candidates will receive a notification with orientation dates going forward.

Stay up to date on COVID-19

SHN is currently screening patients and visitors at our hospital entrances. Some of our entrances may be closed or have reduced access. Visitor guidelines have been adjusted. Please visit our COVID-19 information page for any updates, including closures and cancellations, before coming to the hospital.

How to Access

Contact Us

Hours
Monday to Friday
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Phone Numbers
Birchmount: 416-495-2400 Ext. 5360

General: 416-438-2911 Ext. 6021

Centenary: 416-281-7316

Become a volunteer!

Are you interested in becoming a volunteer? Click the button below to find out how to complete and submit an application package.

Student Summer Programs (details for 2021 to be announced)

R-WE (Real World Experience) SHN Summer Program

This unique program is for University or College students who wish to gain valuable career and life experience in a health care setting. R-WE volunteers will support SHN and community members through patient-focused volunteering, while exploring opportunities in various health care areas as they choose their career paths. The program is open to new and existing volunteers who are enrolled in a post-secondary education program.

The summer session (May through August) for an intensive three-month commitment. This is great exposure to the hospital environment, where students can learn about SHN, the patients and families it serves, and the many services it offers.

If you are interested in the volunteering for the summer, you must meet the following requirements.

Minimum commitment:

  • Be available to volunteer one full month (May, June, July, or August)
  • Commit to 5 half-day 4-hour shifts a week (Monday through Friday) for a full month OR a 4-hour shift once a week for three months.
  • Complete an application package, Vulnerable Sector Check, health screening – Tuberculosis (TB) and immunization form
  • Attend orientation prior to the first day of your placement

Summer Pathfinder Program

“May I help you?” Summer Pathfinder volunteers make sure everyone who walks through SHN’s doors gets immediate help with directions, information, and mobility assistance. The program is open to high school students who are interested in learning about health care with a focus on customer service and patient interaction. Pathfinders primarily provide support at the hospitals’ main entrances, and are offered opportunities to support at information desks and patient registration as spots become available.

If you are interested in volunteering for the summer, you must meet the following requirements.

Minimum commitment:

  • Be available to volunteer July and August
  • Commit to 5 half-day 4-hour shifts a week (Monday through Friday) for a full month OR a 4-hour shift once a week for two months
  • Complete an application package, Vulnerable Sector Check, health screening – TB and immunization form
  • Attend orientation prior to the first day of your placement