Volunteer Services is on the Level 2 (Main Floor) in Room 2000. From the Main Entrance revolving doors, turn right down the Main Atrium, and turn left at the Grand Staircase. Volunteer Services will be straight ahead on the right.
If you ever have questions, you can get directions from one of our friendly volunteers at the Information Desk, across and to the right from the Main Entrance doors.
Patients are able to get in and out of bed in Unit 2A much safer due to new bedside safety mats designed to prevent falls. The mats, which were made possible through a Volunteer Association/Health Sciences Foundation Family CARE grant, have beveled edges for easy patient transfers from wheelchairs and lifts, and non-slip surfaces and padding underneath.
Volunteers play an important role at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre. They enhance the programs and services we offer and assist staff in providing exceptional Patient and Family Centred Care (PFCC). Approximately 500 dedicated and loyal volunteers provide service in a number of different areas including reception, administration, greeting, patient care areas, and retail sales.
“I chose to volunteer at TBRHSC because I have set a career in the medical field. Volunteering at the hospital allows me to gain the experience necessary for my career. It also brings me joy every evening I go home after volunteering with the Goodnight Program. I feel pleased knowing I ended my patients’ days with a friendly visit and a smile. One of the greatest gifts you can give is your time.”
Meagan Machimity, Volunteer
Volunteering at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre is a serious commitment. Before you apply, we want to make sure that you understand the volunteer role and the requirements of volunteering:
You must submit all parts of the application package (complete application and two references).
Our goal is a diverse and inclusive volunteer force that reflects the communities we serve. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous persons, women and men, people from racialized communities, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, and people who identify themselves as LGBT to create and sustain a vibrant, healthy, safe and caring community.
Visit patient units to provide a friend visit and offer free items from the Activity Cart (card, puzzles, magazine, books etc)
Weekdays from 1:30 p.m. -3:30 p.m
Assist patients in the Cancer Centre, providing hospitality, information referral and symptoms assessment support.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Friday: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Visit Emergency Department patients, assisting during meal times and offering other comforts.
Monday through Sunday from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Sell merchandise and lottery tickets to patients, visitors and hospital staff in Seasons Gift Shop
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Friday: 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Visit patients on one unit to provide a friendly visit and serve evening refreshments and snacks
Monday through Sunday: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
provide support and companionship for patients enrolled in the Hospital Elder Life Program through daily visits, therapeutic activities, exercising, and meal assistance
Monday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Monday – Friday 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Greet and guide patients and visitors to various locations within the hospital, assisting as needed and providing wheelchair escorts.
Monday: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Monday: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Support families in Operating Room Waiting Room as a communication link with Recovery Room staff.
Monday: 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Monday: 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Thursday: 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.