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.
Katie Cameron: caring through HELPJanuary 19, 2018
For Katie Cameron, volunteering at Grand River Hospital includes supporting patients, learning new skills and a good chat now and again. Katie is a member of the hospital elder life program (HELP) volunteer team. The program pairs volunteers with older adults who are hospitalized.
Marsha Krueger: restoring health through HELPJanuary 10, 2018
Marsha Krueger is thrilled to play a role in making GRH's hospital elder life program (HELP) a reality. GRH has hosted HELP since 2012. The program pairs volunteers with older adults who are hospitalized, providing activities designed to reduce hospital-acquired delirium.
Stacy Bambrick: raising funds for patient care through gift wrappingDecember 19, 2017
Bringing joy to the community through beautifully wrapped presents, Stacy Bambrick channels her love for Christmas by volunteering with the Grand River Hospital gift wrap.
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.