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​Volunteer at RVH


The Volunteer Resources Department in an integral partner in RVH's patient-centered MY CARE philosophy. Over 800 volunteers provide over 110,000 hours in dedicated time in various capacities in our health centre. Our focus is to ensure our volunteers positively affect the patient experience, that they have purposeful work and feel like they make a difference in our health centre and in our community. Results from the recent Volunteer Opinion Survey conducted by the Professional Administrators of Volunteer Resources of Ontario show that 98% of volunteers would recommend RVH as a great place to volunteer.


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  • Contact: 705-739-5650

    Hours of Operation:
    Monday to Friday 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


    How to become a volunteer


    A minimum commitment of 6 months, one shift per week is required.

    To become a volunteer at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre you must:

      • •  Be entering into grade 11 or older
    • •  Submit an online Volunteer Expression of Interest form or contact the Volunteer Department directly
    • •  Attend an in person interview
    • Click the link to download the Volunteer Expression of Interest Form.docx. Once completed please send to


    • or please phone RVH Volunteer Resources at 705-739-5650.


    Once ACCEPTED you must:

    • •  Submit two references. A work ethic reference by someone who has known you 2 years or longer 
    • •  Complete the 2-Step Tuberulosis (TB) test
    • •  Attend a scheduled orientation
    • •  Submit a clear Police Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening


    Please keep in mind that while we strive to accept as many applicants as possible, there are a limited number of positions, so regretfully not everyone who submits an application will be contacted for an interview.

    Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre.



    We are in urgent need of volunteers for Cafe Royale 

    Make a difference in the lives of our patients. Whether you want to volunteer directly with patients or support their care at RVH, we have an opportunity that is right for you.

    ​Patient Support

    Provide support to patients in a friendly visiting role. Applicants should have a high level of empathy, compassion and be comfortable working with patients within a hospital environment.

    Administrative Support

    Assist staff with a variety of administrative tasks. Each area offers a unique role and applicants should be mature, have good organizational skills and attention to detail.

    Information and Way Finding

    Provide directions, information and way finding to patients and visitors. Assist patients by walking them to their destinations. Applicants must have excellent customer service and interpersonal skills.

    Retail & Fundraising

    Assist our customers in a retail setting in Victoria's Gift Shop or in a friendly restaurant type environment in Cafe Royale. Applicants should have excellent customer service skills and enjoy a service industry type setting.