How to Become a Volunteer

Benefits of Volunteering

Volunteering can enrich your life in many ways. Feeling good about doing good is just the beginning.

When you volunteer, you have the opportunity to:

  • Experience and learn about various health-care settings
  • Help others and build new friendships
  • Share in our community spirit, and
  • Most of all – have fun!

Be proud to share your time and make a real difference in your community

The Auxiliary has approximately 65 members who volunteer in many areas of the hospital. Volunteer services provided include portering, day surgery/admitting, flower care, prenatal clinic, tray favours, palliative care, 3rd floor and speech clinic support. New services will be added as needs are identified and volunteers become available.

The Auxiliary undertakes a number of fundraising projects throughout the year such as Gift Shop, raffles, lunch/card parties, tag day and hot dog days. Each year we find new and fun ways to raise funds to help the hospital. All proceeds from Auxiliary fundraising go directly to the hospital to purchase patient equipment.


How to become an Auxiliary Volunteer

Contact Convenor Sandra Goddard at or call her at 519-612-1236.

The Convenor will meet with prospective volunteers to provide information about the application and to answer questions about Auxiliary activities.

Applicants will be required to undergo a background check and attend hospital-provided orientation. Care will be taken to match volunteers with areas of skill and interest.

Auxiliary meetings are held at the MacKay Centre, 10 Nelson St. on the 3rd Monday of the month at 1:30 pm (with the exception of July, August and December).

We are always happy to welcome new members!