Become a Volunteer!

We are urgently recruiting new Grand Welcome Volunteers to support key programming at Grand River Hospital. 500 Grand Welcome Volunteers are needed by the end of July.

If you are interested in becoming a Grand Welcome Volunteer, please register through our volunteer portal or learn more below.

Register to Volunteer

Volunteer Portal

Sign up for shifts, adjust or check your schedule and more on our volunteer portal powered by Communal.

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Grand River Hospital Volunteer Association

When you become a volunteer, you instantly become a member of the Grand River Hospital Volunteer Association.

The Grand River Hospital Volunteer Association is integral in ensuring care. never. stops. Having raised millions of dollars in support of the hospital and operating the gift shops and Tim Hortons at both the KW and Freeport Campuses, they embody our commitment to providing a world class experience for everyone who comes through the doors of our hospital. Their unwavering dedication continues to have a big impact on patients and staff every single day.

Volunteer Resources

Areas of Care

At Grand River, we have defined eight distinct Areas of Care to encompass the health services we offer -- it helps supporters like you understand what we do and how you can help. Each coloured petal on our lotus represents a different Area of Care.

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Orientation and Training Resources

Please review the following documentation prior to attending your first volunteer session. Click on the links to review the documents and watch the videos below.

Volunteer Orientation
Volunteer Policy
Privacy Policy
Accessbility Training
AODA Training
Respectful Workplace Training
OHSA Training
Hand Hygiene
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
How to Wear PPE

Frequently Asked Questions