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Volunteer Opportunities

Are you interested in being a part of this incredible team of enthusiastic individuals? Follow this link to learn more about the application process. Please note that all of our volunteer opportunities require that individuals feel confident to participate without direct supervision or support.

We are currently recruiting for the following positions:

Drop-In Centre (Heritage Lounge)

The Heritage Lounge is a space within the hospital that patients, staff, students and volunteers can go to relax.  The Heritage Lounge features flexible seating arrangements and a large screen TV.  The Drop-In Centre volunteer will provide patients with friendly conversation, activities and refreshments.

The Gift Shop

The shop is staffed by community volunteers and patient volunteers. Proceeds from the Gift Shop support patient programs. Volunteers assist with merchandising and provide a pleasant atmosphere for shoppers. 

The Information Desk

The Information Desk is a critical link for patients, staff and visitors at Ontario Shores. Located in the Main Entrance, the Information Desk is the first point of contact in the hospital. Volunteers assist with general inquires in person and on the phone.


The Wayfinder volunteer will provide appropriate assistance to patients, family and community members. Located at the Admitting Entrance, volunteers will physically walk patients and family members their destination within the hospital.

Positions for volunteers with prior experience:

The following positions are open to volunteers who have prior experience in a hospital setting or as a graduated placement opportunity once volunteers have a minimum of 35 hours.

Forensic Program

The Forensic Program at Ontario Shores provides assessment, treatment, rehabilitation and community reintegration services in collaboration with the ORB (Ontario Review Board). Volunteers will provide patients with friendly conversation, activities and refreshments.

Geriatric Program

The Geriatric Program is for individuals usually 65 years and older who are medically stable and have age-related dementia or have a severe or complex aged related mental illness. Volunteers will provide patients with friendly conversation, activities (walking groups/outings) and refreshments.

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