Volunteer Requirements

To become a volunteer at Woodstock Hospital you must first complete the application process. Once the following steps are complete we will work together on selecting a placement and arrange training for you.

1 - Application Form and References (two required)

  • Request an application package by contacting the Coordinator of Volunteer Services by telephone or e-mail 
  • It is recommended that someone who knows you well but is not a family member provide a reference.
  • If you are a secondary or post-secondary student, please click here for more details

2 - Interview

Once you have submitted your application form and two references, we will contact you to arrange an interview.  At this time we will talk about your experience, interests, availability/schedule and answer any questions you may have.

 3 - Health Screening

A health screening is mandatory for all applicants.  Following acceptance, proof of immunizations and a two-step T.B. skin test is required.  You will receive a health clearance checklist outlining what is needed.  Please note that there is an out-of-pocket expense for the T.B. test.

 4 - Orientation and Training

Following the interview, you will receive an invitation to attend the next scheduled hospital orientation.  Here you will learn about hospital policies, procedures, information about safety and security, infection control, confidentiality and privacy. Training within your role will be scheduled with an experienced volunteer or a staff member.

 

Volunteering Commitment

Adults:  6-12 months and/or 125 hours

High School Students:  9 months (60 hours minimum)

Post-Secondary Students:  10-12 weeks minimum

Participate in educational sessions, training opportunities or departmental meetings as required.

Submitting an application package and attending an interview does not guarantee a volunteer placement.

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