To keep everyone safe, screeners are in place at all public entrances to the hospital. You will be asked about your travel, symptoms and to perform hand hygiene. Additional visitor restrictions may be in place, so please check our COVID-19 information page before coming to hospital.

Volunteer Opportunities

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.

Whitehorse General Hospital is looking for volunteers in the following areas:

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.

Friendly Visitors

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.

For more information, contact:

Phone: 867-393-8706

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Last Updated:Tue, 03/30/2021 - 18:18