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.
Canadian staple to support new medical equipment for patient care at Grand River HospitalApril 30, 2019
The Grand River Hospital Volunteer Association (GRHVA) has officially opened a new Tim Hortons location in the cafeteria at GRH’s Freeport Campus. The association owns and operates several retail services at Grand River Hospital including gift shops as well as the KW Campus Tim Hortons.
Peter Wechselmann: spreading positivity at Guelph Renal ClinicApril 11, 2019
Peter Wechselmann isn’t a volunteer to provide advice, but rather to help Guelph patients with kidney disease understand they’re not alone.
Charles Cook: Encouraging patients to “keep bangin” through treatmentApril 9, 2019
Every Monday, Charles Cook brings smiles and hope to patients in Grand River Hospital’s renal program. As a former patient with kidney disease, he knows the difference that support can make.
Make a difference in care as a summer student volunteer!February 1, 2019
Join the Grand River Hospital volunteer team and have a summer to remember! We’re offering great opportunities for students to learn about health careers, and be part of health care.
Hospital Elder Life Program: supporting patients, boosting health sciences learning for young peopleSeptember 22, 2018
GRH's hospital elder life program (HELP) is marking its sixth anniversary, with more than 2,000 patients having benefited from the program designed to improve recovery and reduce hospital-associated delerium.