Volunteer Services

Volunteer Services

One of the most special and important roles at Scarborough Health Network (SHN) is the volunteer work done by many dedicated members of the community.

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.

NEW: Two volunteer programs launching at all SHN hospitals for Summer 2019 

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.

This program runs May 1 – August 30, 2019. Please apply by April 17th, 2019 by submitting your application to TSH-volunteerservices@SHN.ca

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 the 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.

This program runs July 2 – August 30, 2019. Please apply by May 17th, 2019 by submitting your application to TSH-volunteerservices@SHN.ca

Contact information

For more information about volunteering atS carborough Health Network, please call the volunteer office for the General and Birchmount hospitals at 416-495-2700, or the volunteer office at the Centenary hospital at 416-281-7316. The volunteer offices are open Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

How to become a volunteer

Our volunteers come from all walks of life. In addition to good communication, reliability, interpersonal skills and empathy for our patients and their families, each volunteer brings something special and unique to the SHN community. In return they enjoy the benefits of continued personal growth and learning, enhanced leadership and teamwork skills, self-confidence and giving back to the community.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, you will need to complete and submit an application package.