Volunteer Opportunities


CARE Ambassadors

Volunteers welcome patients and visitors to the hospital at the our Information Desk on Level 1, to provide directions, run various errands and transport discharged patients to the lobby. This role requires a lot of walking, the ability to push wheelchairs and good communication skills.


Direct Patient Contact

Examples: Eating Matters (Assisted Dining), Hospital Elder Life Program (working with older patients to maintain their cognitive, physical, and emotional well-being and preventing delirium), Allied Health (occupational and recreational and physical therapies, includes recreation programs in Rehabilitation & Mental Health).


Family and Visitor Related Programs

Examples: ICU, Surgical Information waiting area where volunteers are the liaison between the family and the unit.


Outpatient Clinic Support

There are various clinics throughout the hospital where volunteers assist the patents and/or their families during their visit. Clinics include: fracture, breastfeeding, oncology, day surgery, endoscopy as well as a greeter in Ambulatory Care unit. These clinics operate Monday to Friday.


Wellness House (Upper Middle & Appleby Area)

Volunteers assist with the social recreational programs in this rehabilitative day program that operates Monday through Friday.


Antique and Collectibles Auction

For 24 years running, the Antique and Collectibles Auction has been a much-anticipated event that offers the chance to give a second life to rare and interesting items donated from the community. For Joseph Brant Hospital, the auction is one of our most important and exciting annual fundraising activities that supports Joseph Brant Hospital in the purchase of needed medical equipment. Since 1997, the event has built a large following and has raised over $1,000,000.


Administrative Support

Examples: Pre-Operative, Human Resources, Employee Health, Laboratory, and the Volunteer Resources/Auxiliary office.

Tasks may include: photocopying, filing, phone calls and errands


Gift Shop

Volunteers assist with the functioning of the gift shop, including sales, OLG Lottery and checking in new items and pricing.





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