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Volunteer Opportunities

Our dedicated and vibrant volunteers are highly motivated and highly appreciated. They are our most valuable resource.
How to apply

How to apply

The intake process can take several months. Please be comprehensive in completing the application as we pre-screen and select individuals from the information provided.

We are seeking volunteers:

  • 16+ years of age -retail opportunities
  • 18+ years of age -patient support
  • able to attend an orientation training session
  • be in good physical and mental health
  • immunizations up to date
  • are able to make a 12 month commitment
  • provide two character references
  • complete PHSA online Privacy & Confidentiality course
  • submit a Criminal Record Check
  • paid or volunteer experience with children is required for some positions

The majority of our volunteer opportunities are during weekdays. 

1Complete Application

Submit an application form.

2Participate in an interview

You will be interviewed individually by the Coordinator of Volunteers. We will discuss with you possible areas of placement and an outline of services requirements at this time. If accepted to the program you must attend an orientation/ training session.

3Follow Up

BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre, BC Children's Hospital and the Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children are fortunate to have many individuals who are interested in volunteering. If we have not been in touch with you within six months, please contact to update your application.

Volunteers are involved in many areas of the facility and opportunities change regularly. 

BC Women’s Hospital

  • Auxiliary to BCWH Gift Shop & Mobile Gift Cart
  • Auxiliary Thrift Shop – Still Fabulous @ 4355 Main Street
  • Recreation Therapy
  • Navigation Station & Way finding BCWH & Health Centre
  • A variety of out-patients Clinics
  • Neo Natal Intensive Care Baby Comfort Program
  • Fundraising & Special Events with the Auxiliary to BCWHHC
  • Foundation Special Events

About us

About us

The Volunteer Resources Department provides volunteer support for BC Women's Hospital + Health Centre, BC Children's Hospital and Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children. The Department is responsible for the recruitment, selection, and assignment of volunteers for a variety of patient and service-based areas within the three facilities. 

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.

Our vision

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

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