Become a volunteer at Peace Arch Hospital.

Peace Arch Hospital Volunteer Resources accepts applications to volunteer on an ongoing basis. We have completed recruitment for 2024 summer volunteer positions and will be working over the summer to recruit additional volunteer support for the Fall.

Who we are looking for:

Your availability is of the utmost importance when we select candidates to interview. Most of our volunteer placements are offered Monday to Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.; evening and weekend opportunities are in high demand and can be more difficult to place new candidates. We are looking for volunteers that have a high level of self-confidence as well as excellent communication and customer service skills. Your ability to make a consistent commitment on a weekly basis is extremely important.

Highlights of our volunteer opportunities

We involve volunteers in many areas across our hospital including, but not limited to:

  • Emergency department
  • Long-term care
  • Mental Health and Substance Use
  • Volunteer resource projects
  • Acute care for the elderly
  • Patient partners
  • Therapy dog visiting teams – Please see below under the section partner organizations to see how you would qualify to volunteer here with your canine partner.
  • Facility wide volunteers including way finders and The Peace Arch PERK.

Requirements

Volunteers must meet the following requirements to be a successful candidate:

  • 18 years plus
  • Able to provide proof of covid vaccination
  • Proficient in English
  • Exhibits effective communication skills
  • Able to commit to volunteering 1 time/week for a few hours at a consistent day and time for a minimum of 6 months
  • Your ability to successfully engage with our staff, patients and residents is especially important to us
  • We are looking for volunteer candidates that live within reasonable proximity to Peace Arch Hospital.

Application process

Apply today

It will take approximately half hour to complete this application form which can be accessed by clicking below.

  • Once you have applied to volunteer you will be sent an automatic reply confirming we have received your application. Other than the automatic reply we will not contact you unless you are selected to interview for available volunteer positions.
  • We traditionally receive more applications to volunteer than we have available volunteer positions so if you are concerned do not by shy to email us to inquire about your application.
  • If you are selected to volunteer, following an informative interview process, you will be provided comprehensive general orientation and training as well as role specific training. All volunteers will be given the paperwork to complete a criminal records check; do not attempt to complete this on your own prior to being offered a volunteer placement.
  • Applications to volunteer are kept on file for 3 months. If we do not contact you during that time, you are welcome to log into myvolunteerpage.com to reactivate your application.

Our partner organizations 

The following are our volunteer organization partners whom we are proud to be affiliated with and we recommend them as great organizations to volunteer for. Click on the links provided to learn more about them:

Please note that these organizations have their own recruitment processes.

Inquiries

If we have not been successful in answering all your questions, please feel free to email us at: pahvolunteerservices@fraserhealth.ca

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