Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Whitehorse General Hospital. Due to the shift in prioritization towards the prevention and management of COVID-19, we are not currently processing applications.
If you have recently applied, your application will remain active in our system. All successful applicants will be contacted regarding next steps once recruitment has recommenced. Our application process will be available here once the program is active again.
Make a difference in our community! Join a dynamic, inspiring team that cares for Yukoners.
Volunteers are a valued part of the Yukon Hospitals team. Their compassionate service, care, and dedication helps create a positive hospital experience.
From the morning Brew Crew to Friendly Visitors, we offer a variety of opportunities in Whitehorse General Hospital for volunteers to connect with patients and family members, offer directions and information, and enrich the high quality care provided by our of professional staff. Ready to learn, grow, give back, and make a difference through volunteerism?
Serve in an inspiring and social environment. Help create a sense of home for patients and their families. Share your time, knowing it will have a lasting impact. This is your opportunity to make each day brighter—for you and others.
Information Desk Host
In this busy and dynamic role, volunteers give a friendly welcome to arriving patients and visitors while providing information and directions about where to locate services within the hospital. Weekday shifts available.
This volunteer position is focused on providing social support to patients in the Surgical and Medical Units. Volunteers engage patients in activities like reading books to elderly or visually impaired patients, storytelling, playing board games/cards, doing crafts, summer gardening and walking and chatting with patients. Weekday and weekend shifts available.
Chemotherapy Comfort Care Provider
Volunteers provide comfort and support to patients receiving chemotherapy treatment by creating a warm social environment. Welcoming arriving patients, socializing, retrieving treatment quilts, pouring beverages, and handing out magazine are among the tasks. Weekday shifts available.
Morning Brew Crew
Help brighten up the morning by serving patients a fresh cup of coffee or tea to their room! This is an opportunity to say hello, and enjoy a light conversation while enhancing the patient experience over a great cup of coffee! Weekday morning shifts available.
Cultural Support Volunteer
Volunteers spend social time with patients and assist with cultural activities and events in First Nations Health Programs. Tasks may include helping with traditional foods preparation, helping to assemble medicine bundles, sorting donations and engaging socially with First Nations patients. Weekday shifts available.
Emergency Department Waiting Room
Volunteers help create a friendly, welcoming environment for patients and families arriving in the Emergency Department. Tasks include helping people with the triage and registration process, providing information and directions, gathering wheelchairs, and handing out crafts and colouring books to kids. Weekday, evening and weekend shifts available.
About the Enrollment Process
- If a suitable role is available, the Coordinator, Volunteer Services will contact you to schedule and conduct an interview.
- If your skills match an available opportunity, you will be requested to attend an orientation session that will take up to two hours.
- Upon completion of the orientation, you will be offered a suitable volunteer placement.
- Receive your volunteer handbook, uniform & ID Badge. (A $20.00 refundable deposit is required for your uniform & ID badge. Additional uniforms, if requested by the volunteer are $20.00 each. The non-refundable replacement fee for a lost ID badge is $20.00)
- Training will be provided within the assigned department.
- Once trained, a regularly scheduled shift will be assigned.
- Evaluation, support and supervision will be provided on an on-going basis