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Volunteer with Us

Our dedicated and vibrant volunteers are highly motivated and appreciated, and they are our most valuable resource.

The Volunteer Resources Department matches your skills and interests in supporting patients and families. Here are some of the areas where volunteers contribute their time and skills:

  • Adapted Aquatic Therapy
  • Auxiliary Board Member
  • Daycare (18 months to 3 years or 3 to 5 years)
  • Gardening
  • Library (SHERC)
  • One to One Patient Visits
  • Therapeutic Recreation Group Activities
  • Thrift Shop (Sunny Seconds)
Apply

Our application process

The intake process can take several months. Please be thorough in completing the application. This information is used to select potential volunteers for an interview. 

Requirements:

  • must be 16 years of age
  • be in good physical and mental health
  • current immunizations up to date
  • able to make a 12 month commitment
  • provide two character references
  • paid or volunteer experience with children is required for some positions

1Apply

Please submit a  Volunteer Application. 

BC Children's Hospital, and Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children are fortunate to have many individuals who are interested in volunteering. If you have not been contacted within six months, please contact us at volunteer@cw.bc.ca to update your application.

2Participate in an interview

If your skills and availability match our current vacancies you will be contacted by a Coordinator of Volunteers with an invitation for an interview. Possible areas of placement and an outline of service requirements will be discussed with the applicant at this time.

3Follow up

 If accepted all volunteers must: 

  • attend an orientation/training session
  • complete the PHSA online Privacy & Confidentiality course
  • submit a criminal record check
  • view the hand hygiene video




How we help

We provide volunteer support for BC Children's Hospital, and Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children. Our department  is responsible for the recruitment, selection, and assignment of volunteers for a variety of patient and service-based areas within these facilities.

Our vision is to improve the health of children, youth and women by working with partners, including community partners like volunteers, to ensure access to the best health care in the best setting. At each of the facilities, volunteers contribute greatly to the hospital experience of families.

Our mission

The role of Volunteer Resources is to provide volunteer support to the programs and services offered by the hospital and health centre. This support is intended to augment and supplement existing services providing for the psycho-social, emotional, and developmental needs of patients and their families. 

Volunteers do not perform the functions of paid professional staff.

Sunny Hill Auxiliary

The Sunny Hill Auxiliary is a group of volunteers whose purpose is to add to the comfort, ease and welfare of children, youth and their families at Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children; to raise funds for this purpose, and to foster good relations between Sunny Hill and the community. Through fundraising, the Auxiliary is able to offer financial support for existing programs and patient comfort or finance new programs and equipment. We encourage all volunteers to join the Auxiliary. 

 

 

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