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Thank you for your interest in volunteering with The Ottawa Hospital where it is our vision to provide each patient with the world-class care, exceptional service and compassion that we would want for our loved ones.

Commitment and Qualificationsinformation-desk-image

  • Eight-month commitment (50 hour minimum for summer students). Cottagers and snowbirds are welcome!
  • Most assignments require one shift of 3-4 hours per week.
  • Desire to provide EXCELLENT customer service at all times
  • Excellent at working in a cooperative team environment
  • Eager to participate in courses and change practices in a continuous pursuit of excellence
  • Age requirements: 16 yrs and up


To ensure the best quality of volunteers and services offered, we have a thorough screening and training process. If a good fit is found for your interests and availability, it can take 1 to 2 months to start volunteering. Please note that in order for information to be current, we keep applications for a period of four months, after which, you need to re-apply.

Steps to Become a Volunteer

  1. If you are a good fit for our commitment level and current needs, fill-out an online Application at the end of the next page.
  2. If your application proceeds to the next stage, you will be provided with a description of the specific role for which you are being considered.  At that time, you will be asked to complete a screening questionnaire.
  3. Upon review, an interview may be scheduled.  You will need to provide two references (no family or friends, please).
  4. If you are given an assignment – The next steps are:
    • TB testing – free of charge at the hospital
    • Criminal record check (for those 18 years and over) – free of charge with a letter
    • Photo ID and uniform – $20 deposit required

Apply online to be a volunteer! 


Apply by phone or in person,

call 613-798-5555 x 82318

Other volunteer opportunities with The Ottawa Hospital

The Ottawa Hospital Foundation organizes events throughout the year, raising much needed funds for patient care and research at The Ottawa Hospital. Volunteers are needed for various positions including registration, logistics and onsite event services. If you are interested in volunteering for an upcoming event contact:
arobillard@toh.ca or 613-798-5555 x 19817