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 now looking for volunteers in the following areas:

WGH INFORMATION DESK / WAY-FINDING

Volunteers are stationed at the main entrance to welcome patients and visitors when they enter WGH, respond to general inquiries and direct and/or escort people to their destinations.
15+ years of age > Weekdays only > morning and afternoon

To apply please contact YHC's Volunteer Services & Patient Support Coordinator at: Crystal.Shimoon@wgh.yk.ca

UNIT FRIENDLY VISITORS

Volunteers enhance the patient experience by providing companionship and supporting the facilitation of patient care and therapeutic activities at WGH.

WGH Elder Care Unit – An evidence-based, patient-care area that supports the specialized (physical, cognitive and emotional) health and well-being of older patients and their families. Volunteers assist with activities such as offering companionship, engaging in social activities, and with guidance from nurses and therapists, escorting patients to recreational activities or hospital appointments.
15+ years of age > Weekdays, Evenings & Weekends > morning and afternoon

To apply please contact YHC's Volunteer Services & Patient Support Coordinator at: Crystal.Shimoon@wgh.yk.ca

COMFORT CARE PROVIDERS

Volunteers enhance the patient experience by welcoming patients as they arrive for appointments and treatments, helping maintain a comfortable environment and supporting the facilitation of patient care.

Karen's Room (Cancer Care) – A relaxed, quiet and comfortable environment at Whitehorse General Hospital for Yukoners and their loved ones during chemotherapy treatment. Volunteers assist with a variety of patient comfort activities such as providing pillows and blankets, offering companionship, stocking supplies, preparing snacks and hot beverages and answering the phone.
18+ years of age > Weekdays only from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

To apply please contact YHC's Volunteer Services & Patient Support Coordinator at: Crystal.Shimoon@wgh.yk.ca

FIRST NATIONS HEALTH PROGRAMS CULTURAL SUPPORT VOLUNTEER

Cultural Support volunteers assist with cultural events and visit with First Nations patients, similar to the Friendly Visitor role. From one day to the next, volunteers may be assisting with such activities as preparing medicine bundles, taking part in talking circles or helping with the traditional foods program.

To apply please contact YHC's Volunteer Services & Patient Support Coordinator at: Crystal.Shimoon@wgh.yk.ca

EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT WAITING ROOM VOLUNTEER

These volunteers are a friendly face in the Emergency Department with a goal of reducing stress to arriving patients and families. Some of their tasks include providing information and directions, handing out colouring books to children, alerting environmental services when needed, and asking patients to complete patient experience surveys.

To apply please contact YHC's Volunteer Services & Patient Support Coordinator at: Crystal.Shimoon@wgh.yk.ca

Stay tuned as more volunteer opportunities become available

 

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Last Updated:Fri, 06/29/2018 - 18:33