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We are currently accepting applicants for our summer student program for 2017. Information sessions are being held during the month of March. Please send us an email by clicking on the link below.

Our summer student program offers an opportunity to learn about health care, acquire and develop new skills and complete 40-hour community service requirements. Students play an integral role in helping to enhance patient care and services to our patients and their families and staff. We recruit over a hundred students for the summer program and spots fill up quickly.

What are the requirements to become a summer student volunteer?
  • Students must be 16 years or older at the start of their volunteer placement;
  • They must commit to two (2) shifts per week. Shifts average three to four hours in length;
  • University/college volunteer placements can begin as early as May until the end of August;
  • High school student placements are in July and August;
  • If you are planning a summer vacation or have other commitments that will prevent you from attending weekly, please do not sign up to volunteer. We count on our students to be available every week during the summer months;
  • Must attend an information session and complete all volunteer requirements. The volunteer process takes eight to ten weeks to complete; and
  • Cancer centre volunteers must attend additional education and training sessions.
We are looking for students who are:
  • Dedicated to completing the volunteer process;
  • Responsible, dependable and punctual;
  • Compassionate, flexible and good team players; and
  • Believe in providing excellent patient/customer service.
Learn more about becoming a volunteer...