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Volunteering is a great way to help yourself while you help others. At Grey Bruce Health Services (GBHS) volunteers provide a wide variety of services to support our patients, staff and visitors. 

We have approximately 1,100 volunteers who work at our six hospitals across Grey Bruce.  Our volunteers give their time in over 40 different areas. They assist on nursing units, work in various clinics, operate gift shops, escort patients and visitors and give directions as well as assist staff in many different departments. Our wide range of opportunities means we can find a volunteer job to suit most individuals.

"The hospital could not function the same without our volunteers," says Kim McFaul, GBHS, Volunteer Coordinator.  "Often when people are in hospital, their families are facing stressful and difficult times. Our volunteers are there, offering a helping hand and a warm smile to people when they need it most. We are extremely grateful to everyone who volunteers at GBHS."

Get involved with either our hospital Volunteers or Auxiliaries, or consider becoming a Patient Advisor. 

Student Volunteers

Volunteer opportunities for full or part time students are available in either our school year program (October – May) or summer program (May – August). Due to limited placement opportunities during the school year, preference is given to students in grade 11 and up. Most student volunteer opportunities require a minimum commitment of 2-4 hours per week.

Benefits of Volunteering

  • Meet new people
  • Give back to your community
  • Help others
  • Learn new skills and use those you already have
  • Experience a new career option
  • Add meaning to your life!

How do you qualify?

Requirements to be a Volunteer or Auxiliary member:

  • Fill out and return the Application Form
  • Have two references fill out the Reference Form and then submit it to the
  • Volunteer Resources office
  • Must be 14 years of age or older
  • Have some free time to give as a volunteer (usually 2 to 4 hours per week)
  • Be reliable
  • Be willing to attend a mandatory orientation and have a two part TB skin test
  • Provide a recent copy of a Police Background Check, within the past six months of application
  • Care about othersIf joining the Auxiliary you may be required to pay a small annual membership fee

How to get involved

If you are interested in volunteering or joining one of our Auxiliaries and you have questions, contact us:

Volunteer Resources
Grey Bruce Health Services
1800 8th Street East
Owen Sound, ON N4K 6M9
Phone: (519) 376-2121, ext. 2886

Or complete one of the applications below and we will contact you to set up an interview to discuss your interests and availability.

Apply to Volunteer at GBHS (apply online)

Apply to Volunteer at GBHS  (download pdf form)

A photograph of four male volunteers in their blue volunteer vests
GBHS Volunteers. From left to right: Jerry Therrien, Bob Francis, Elgin Vanwyck, Vic Cornfield

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