GRH volunteers: contributing to exceptional care
Volunteers make a difference in advancing exceptional care.
Volunteers at Grand River Hospital (GRH) are a committed and outstanding team of individuals who offer their time and skills to make a difference in our health care community. GRH has one of the largest volunteer forces in the region, with nearly 1000 volunteers at the hospital's KW and Freeport campuses.
Freeport provides a Specialized Mental Health service for patients in Waterloo Region, and also provides support for our palliative care, complex continuing and rehabilitation care, among other programs. Outpatient clinics at Freeport include neuro-rehabilitation, geriatric day hospital, speech language pathology, geriatric consultation clinic, primary care clinic, secondary stroke prevention clinic. Freeport is also the home of the Waterloo Wellington Breast Centre.
KW Campus information
The KW Campus is an acute care facility and offers services such as hemodialysis, medicine, childbirth, pediatric, surgical, mental health and emergency services, and is also the home of the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre.
About volunteer resources
Our volunteer resources department maintains an adequate and competent number of volunteers to complement and enhance the staff in the delivery of health care. Our role is to enhance the personal well-being and comfort of our patients with highly motivated and appropriately trained and screened volunteers.
We encourage you to click on our links to find out more about our volunteer services and how you can take part.
Janet and Ian: the clown duo lifting spirits at GRH's Freeport CampusSeptember 20, 2016
Janet and Ian are two volunteers who have brought laughter and smiles to everyone at GRH for 20 years. Also known as Smiley and Happy, this brother-sister pair are known as “Freeport’s Clowns”.
Joanne Bulkiewski: years of traveling the world leading back to helping the GRH communityAugust 16, 2016
Joanne Bulkiewski leads quite a busy life while traveling the world as a flight attendant. Despite her busy schedule, Joanne has set aside one day during the week to volunteer in two departments at GRH.
John Goertzen: bringing a lifetime of volunteering to GRH's emergency departmentJuly 14, 2016
John Goertzen brings a lifetime of volunteer experience to supporting patients in one of Grand River Hospital’s busiest departments.
Brian Grant: giving back to GRH's Freeport CampusJune 17, 2016
Brian Grant gives his time at Grand River Hospital's Freeport Campus because he wants to give back for the exceptional care he received as a patient.
Eleanor Kaufman: helping keep the GRH Volunteer Association healthyApril 15, 2016
Eleanor Kaufman has made a big difference through 44 years of volunteering at GRH, focusing on key book-keeping and office functions in the hospital's Volunteer Association.