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.
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.
Kia Moazzami: building a foundation for compassionate care through volunteeringAugust 24, 2018
For Kia Moazzami, volunteering at Grand River Hospital has combined the opportunities of giving back and preparing for a future health care career as a pharmacist.
Doug Jones- using his musical gifts to comfort GRH patientsAugust 2, 2018
Volunteer Doug Jones brings his years of guitar performance to Grand River Hospital, helping to brighten the days of patients in our cancer and mental health programs.
Jessie Elias: making visits to GRH easier for patients and visitorsApril 17, 2018
In her final year of high school, Jessie Elias is thinking about post-secondary education and final exams – but that doesn’t stop her from volunteering at Grand River Hospital.
Guy Wellhauser: bringing nearly 30 years of knowledge to volunteering in GRH's cancer centreFebruary 20, 2018
Retirement hasn’t stopped Guy Wellhauser from adding to his already lengthy service at Grand River Hospital. After nearly 30 years of service as a GRH staff member, Guy is now volunteering in the hospital's regional cancer centre.