How to Apply
Volunteer Requirements | Application Process | Immunization Policy
- Must be at least 18 years of age
- Police (vulnerable sector) Check - Within the
past 6 months, with the original report needed. Not required until you have been offered
a volunteer position in the hospital.
- Immunization Records:
- provide proof of immunization for measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) either by showing their vaccination records for immunications or laboratory testing
- date of your last tetanus shot
- results of recent TB testing
- date of your most recent annual flu
shot if taken
- References - Name and contact information of three
individuals who are not family members
- Submit an application by letter or email
(see contact info below) with the following information:
- Contact information - Address, phone number and email address, if willing to provide
- Background information - Brief highlights of your employment history or volunteering experience if relevant
- Tell us why you wish to volunteer and how you see yourself employed as a volunteer at CPDMH
Learn more about possible volunteer opportunities.
- Our Volunteer Coordinator will confirm
receipt of your application and will check the references you have provided. If both you and the hospital
still wish to proceed with the application, you will be contacted to arrange for an
interview. During the interview, we will discuss work areas and determine a
position best suited for you.
- If you can be assigned a position you will
be asked for your police (vulnerable sector) check. If you do not have one you will be provided
with details on how you can obtain this document.
- When you submit your police (vulnerable
sector) check you will be:
- given a volunteer handbook and smock;
- provided a tour of the hospital;
- issued a photo ID badge; and
- provided training to undertake your
Note that no assignment can be started in
the hospital until all vaccination information has been completed and verified.
Thanks again for your interest. We value
all volunteers, from all walks of life; each and every person can make a
We look forward to talking with you soon.
CPDMH Immunization Policy
Hospital policy requires that all
volunteers adhere to the Communicable Disease Surveillance protocol for Ontario
hospitals in order to limit the incidence of influenza among patients,
volunteers and staff.
As a result, all volunteers working within
the hospital must provide:
- Proof of immunization for measles,
mumps and rubella (MMR) either by showing their vaccination records for immunization
or laboratory testing
- Date of their last tetanus shot
- Results of recent TB testing
- And, comply with the hospital policy for
receiving the annual flu shot
What specifically does this mean?
- Individuals who work within the hospital in
volunteer positions with a possibility of contact with patients must comply
with the immunization policy
- The hospital will maintain secure/private
records that detail each member’s immunization status
- Unprotected volunteers will have to stay
away from the hospital if there is a flu outbreak
- Volunteers who are sick with flu must
remain off a minimum of 5 days from the date of onset or until symptoms subside