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Volunteers

Volunteers

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?

  • Assist in units such as Ambulatory Care, 1 North, 2 North, 2 East, Diagnostic Imaging, Emergency Department, Lab and Pharmacy
  • Operate the Captain’s Cafe
  • Operate the Information Desk
  • Operate the Gift Shop
  • Special Events
  • Spiritual Services
  • Administrative Duties
  • Patient and Family Advisory Committee (PFAC)

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 to service as a volunteer.
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 in the application process and subsequent police checks that must take place before your start date.

Our Volunteers work closely with potentially vulnerable patients and their families. A copy of a Vulnerable Sector Police Check is mandatory (Not required if below the age of 18)

In a hospital setting workers are potentially at risk for acquiring a communicable disease. The Public Hospitals Act 1990, Regulation 965 requires that health surveillance and communicable disease surveillance be conducted on all persons carrying out activities in the hospital.
All tests and necessary vaccines are completed by our team at GBGH.

We review the following:

  • Measles Titre
  • Two Step TB Test
  • Mumps Titre
  • Tetanus (Adacel)
  • Rubella Titre
  • Proof of COVID x2
  • Varicella Titre Annual Influenza
  • Signing our Confidentiality and Code of Conduct Policy Agreements
  • Join our monthly Staff/Volunteer Orientation, tour our hospital, and get started!

Patient and Family Advisory Committee Volunteers:

Our PFAC is seeking members who are committed to investing their time in making our hospital better for patients and families. By sharing their GBGH stories and thinking beyond their personal experience, our PFAC members provide valuable feedback about how we can improve the care we offer. PFAC members are volunteers, and can also assist any other department that accepts volunteers.

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
Click here to fill out the application online.

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.