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.
Eleanor Kaufman: helping keep the GRH Volunteer Association healthyApril 15, 2016
Eleanor Kaufman has made a big difference through 44 years of volunteering at GRH, focusing on key book-keeping and office functions in the hospital's Volunteer Association.
KW Campus front lobby volunteers win GRH's team award of excellenceApril 14, 2016
The KW Campus front lobby volunteers have won the hospital’s April team award of excellence, quite appropriately during National Volunteer Week.
Volunteer Larry Smith: a surrogate caregiverApril 13, 2016
For GRH volunteer Larry Smith, volunteering offers him a way to pay the hospital back for the care that his wife received as a patient.
Evan Chong: from GRH volunteer to soon-to-be doctorApril 12, 2016
Evan Chong’s volunteer experience at GRH has helped set him on a path to care for patients for years to come.
One thing leads to another: Joy Bent on 28 years of volunteering at GRHApril 10, 2016
From an injury to volunteering to supporting her husband in his hour of need, Joy Bent’s service at GRH has had some interesting connections.