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.
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.
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”.
Joanne Bulkiewski: years of traveling the world leading back to helping the GRH communityAugust 16, 2016
Joanne Bulkiewski leads quite a busy life while traveling the world as a flight attendant. Despite her busy schedule, Joanne has set aside one day during the week to volunteer in two departments at GRH.