At Humber River Hospital, volunteers are an integral part of our hospital. Every day, our volunteers make a positive difference.

Learn more below about our application process. If you’re ready to make a difference, apply now!

We are always looking for volunteers for our year-round program.


To be a Humber River Hospital volunteer, you must:

  • Be at least 16 years of age.
  • Have excellent customer service, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Fluency in English (verbal and written).
  • Uphold our values of compassion, professionalism and respect.
  • Commit to:
    • One 4-hour shift a week for an entire year (year-round program).
    • Or two 4-hour shifts a week for June, July and August (post-secondary program).
    • Or two 4-hour shifts a week for July and August (high school program).

A second language is an asset.


  1. Complete the online application form.
  2. You will receive an email within 4 business days which includes: the reference form and volunteer health assessment form.
  3. Attend an interview and submit your reference forms.
  4. Complete the volunteer health assessment with your family physician or at a walk-in clinic. Any costs associated with the health assessment are the volunteer’s responsibility. Completion of the health assessment does not guarantee a placement. The health assessment consists of:
    1. Two-step TB test
    2. Proof of immunization to measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (chicken pox) OR proof of immunity via blood work
    3. Proof of DTap vaccination
  1. Attend an orientation session and a training session for your volunteer role.
  2. Start volunteering and get ready to make a positive difference!

Humber River Hospital receives a high volume of applications. We will only contact applicants whose interest and availability match our openings.

We keep applications for 6 months. You are welcome to apply again after 6 months.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about our volunteer program, please contact us. A member of our volunteer team will be happy to answer any questions.

416-242-1000 x 82856


There are over a thousand volunteers working in many roles across our 3 sites. Here are just a few examples.

Patient Support

In an inpatient unit, you’ll help by:

  • Visiting with patients
  • Helping patients at mealtimes
  • Assist with recreational activities

In an outpatient clinic, you’ll help by:

  • Greeting patients
  • Providing information
  • Escorting patients
  • Comforting patients

Lobby Services

In this role, you’ll help by:

  • Greeting and escorting patients and visitors
  • Taking patient inquiry phone calls
  • Answering questions and providing information

Gift Shop

In this role, you’ll help by:

  • Welcoming patients, families and visitors
  • Helping customers select and buy items
  • Selling OLG tickets

Talent Sharing

If you have a special talent, let us know! We are always looking for volunteers who have talents to share with patients. Our volunteers help enhance the patient experience through music, art and knitting, to name a few.