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Georgian Bay General Hospital Volunteer Association

We welcome you as an active volunteer; our Hospital needs you. Through your warm welcome to the patients and helpful concern for others, your reliability, enthusiasm and cheerful willingness, you will be helping to provide services that would otherwise not be available.

Volunteers assist at Georgian Bay General Hospital to provide extra services and comfort to patients, as well as to raise the much needed funds for hospital equipment.
What do Volunteers do at Georgian Bay General Hospital?
• Operate the Gift Shop
• Operate the Coffee Bar
• Run a hospital lottery
• Assist in Patient Service areas such as Diagnostic Imaging, Surgical Day Care, 2 North, 2 East, 1 North, the Emergency department, Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Ambulatory Care and recreation therapy
• Undertake fundraising activities

Your Commitment
Your commitment means that many people depend on you – patients and staff. We ask that you make a minimum of a one-year commitment of service as a volunteer.

Confidentiality is most important. A patient’s privacy must be respected. You may, as a volunteer, be given access to private information. All information about patients or donors to the Hospital Foundation is considered privileged. You will be required to keep anything that you learn strictly confidential.

All prospective volunteers must complete an application form and be interviewed. If accepted, you will receive training in your chosen area of service by a volunteer trainer. Students (those 15 and over) wishing to volunteer are always welcome. Students should start the application process two to three months ahead of the end of the term if they want to volunteer during the summer break. This is due to the time involved for the application process and subsequent police checks that must take place before your start date.

Mission Statement
Volunteers at Georgian Bay General Hospital are committed to provide quality service to patients, their families and the community. This is carried out in a dignified and compassionate manner in accordance with the mission of the hospital – to improve the health of the communities it serves- through the values of Respect, Accountability, Excellence and Compassion. We also undertake a variety of fundraising activities to support our hospital’s capital requirements through the Foundation.

How to Apply
Volunteer application forms may be picked up at Georgian Bay General Hospital at the following locations:
• Gift Shop
• Coffee Bar
• Emergency department volunteer desk
• The Main Switchboard
• Volunteer Information Board (lower level)
• Main entrance information desk

As well, you can click here to download a printable pdf version of the volunteer application form. When completed, please return your application to the Gift Shop or Switchboard.