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 as well as our regional cancer centre.
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're looking for people who are:
- Patient focused
- Take initiative
- Have a positive attitude
- Are team players
- Able to take direction
- Have a sense of humour
Are you interested in volunteering at GRH? Getting started is as simple as 1, 2, 3!
- First, we'll ask you to read some general requirements for volunteering.
- Next, we'll ask you to choose a campus and the volunteer role you'd like to fill
- Then, we'll move on to the on-line application form.
GRH seeks meal assistant volunteers to support better nutrition for older patientsSeptember 21, 2017
GRH is seeking a few volunteers to support mealtime for older adults in the hospital. The hospital is actively recruiting meal assistant volunteers in its acute care for elders (ACE) unit at the KW Campus.
The keys to being a great volunteer at GRHSeptember 14, 2017
There are some special traits that help make the 1,000 volunteers at Grand River Hospital the best they can be.
And two of the people who see the great attributes of our volunteers daily are Susan Entz and Owen Roszell.
Wilfred Reck: volunteering to give backApril 28, 2017
For 32 years, Wilfred Reck has been providing information to visitors and patients at the front desk of GRH’s KW Campus and at the cancer centre.
Mary Doggrell: an unstoppable volunteerApril 27, 2017
After 47 years of volunteering at GRH, Mary Doggrell has no intention of stopping anytime soon.
Lucille West: nearly five decades of volunteer commitmentApril 25, 2017
When someone walks through the doors of GRH, they can expect a friendly face waiting to greet them. Lucille West has provided many patients and visitors with assistance within various departments of the hospital.