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.
Penny Loker: lending volunteer support to emergency patientsDecember 30, 2016
Pain, worry, fear and confusion are often at the forefront when patients and their families first enter GRH’s Lazaridis Family Foundation Emergency Department. Thankfully, those people are fortunate to have volunteer Penny Loker looking out for them.
Connie Henderson: helping to inspire GRH cancer patientsNovember 25, 2016
Connie Henderson likely can relate to what patients and families are going through when they enter the GRH regional cancer centre, given the many miles she has walked in their shoes.
GRH honours Ontario Seniors Achievement Award recipientsNovember 8, 2016
Grand River Hospital is proud to honour Betty South and Robert Povey whose work with the hospital community has helped to improve the lives of others.
Are you a skilled gift wrapper? GRH's volunteer association wants to hear from you!October 18, 2016
The holiday season coming up, so GRH’s volunteer association is calling on skilled gift wrappers to help make a difference for patients!
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”.