Effective April 23, 2024
Masks are optional at RVH. When masks are required, signage will indicate and / or your care team will advise.

Outstanding student volunteer 

Ajmain Yar, a volunteer and winner of the Outstanding Service Award for Students, stands with his nominator Sandra Saint, an ICU Unit Clerk.  

Yar will be presented his award at the Celebrating Student Excellence ceremony on June 4, 2020. 
– Ajmain Yar 

Volunteer Ajmain Yar  poses for a picture

Finding Magic In Helping Others 

“Providing comfort to someone through a smile or a conversation is an incredible feeling. Every day that I’m here, I get a chance to make a real difference. I feel more alive, more filled with the spirit of giving than ever before,”  
– David Blenkarn

A candid photo of volunteer David Blenkarn

RVH Experience Directs Future Path 

“At RVH I wasn’t treated like a 16-year-old. I got to witness surgeries; most students don’t get that opportunity unless they are in medical school. I got it in Grade 11.”  
– Natalee Schors 

A candid photo of volunteer Natalee Schors

Gifts That Keep Giving 

“People come in and say, ‘I’ve never seen a gift shop like this!’ Every time we sell something, that gift becomes a gift in the form of patient care and that benefits everybody in the region who uses this hospital.” 
– Anne Palmer 

Anne Palmer poses for a photo with a fellow volunteer