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CHEO's Volunteer Program 

How to Apply

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:

  • 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).

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. 


Applicants with availability during the following shifts will be prioritized in order to fill our current vacancies:

Mondays                             8 a.m. – 12 p.m.; 12 – 4 p.m.; 2 – 5 p.m.; 4 – 7 p.m.

Tuesdays                             8 a.m. – 12 p.m.; 12 – 4 p.m.

Wednesdays                       8 a.m. – 12 p.m. ; 12 – 4 p.m.

Thursdays                           12 – 4 p.m.; 4 – 7 p.m.

Fridays                                8 a.m. – 12 p.m.; 12 – 4 p.m.; 4 – 7 p.m.

Saturdays                           7 – 9 p.m.

Sundays                              4 – 7 p.m.


Volunteer application form
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I understand that I must provide the results of a 2-step Tuberculosis skin test as a mandatory requirement to volunteer:
I understand that I must provide proof of immunization status for Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Varicella (chicken pox) as a mandatory requirement to volunteer:
I understand that applicants 18 yrs. of age and older must provide a Vulnerable Sector Check:
I understand that I must provide 2 professional references as a mandatory requirement to volunteer:
Please indicate your availability below for the next 3 months:
Please indicate any previous affiliation with CHEO.
CHEO is committed to providing accessible volunteer opportunities that comply with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Please notify us, if you require accommodation for disability during any stage of the volunteer intake process. If you have questions, please contact CHEO’s Privacy Office at or 613-737-7600 ext. 6101. All inquiries will be kept confidential.
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