CHEO's Volunteer Program
Thank you for expressing an interest in CHEO’s Volunteer Program. Please note that our volunteer needs fluctuate through the year and as a result, our need for new recruits varies.
We are hard at work developing new volunteer opportunities, and are at capacity with our current waiting list. We encourage you to check back frequently as new opportunities become available.
How to Apply
When we have an opening, the application form will be available below. Should your availability match with our needs, you will be contacted to attend a group interview. Your contact information will be kept on file for one year. If you have not heard from us after one year, we invite you to please re-apply.
If contacted to participate in the recruitment process, Steps 1 - 4 (see below) can take months to complete.
Step 1: To express interest in volunteering at CHEO, you must read this Information Booklet
Step 2: complete the e-application form. Your contact information will be kept on file for one year. Many current CHEO volunteers keep their assignment for years, so the need for new recruits varies.
Step 3: You may be invited to attend a group interview.
Step 4: If you are selected to volunteer at CHEO, you will be required to supply the following documentation, at your own cost:
Step 5: You will also be required to attend a group orientation session. This is separate from any role-specific training that you will receive.
- Tuberculosis Testing: A 2-step TB skin test (2 injections, 2 examinations = 4 appointments), completed within the last 12 months. Candidates who test positive must submit the results of a negative chest x-ray report, completed within the last 5 years. A health care provider (family doctor, walk-in clinic, etc.) may assist you with obtaining a TB test. Immunizations: Proof of vaccination dates, or blood test results for Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Varicella (Chicken Pox).
- Vulnerable Sector Check: CHEO can accept an existing Vulnerable Sector Check completed within the last two years. Should you need to obtain a new check a letter CHEO will provide a letter to waive the fee.
- References: Two professional references (not be family members or peers).