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Volunteer

Every day Vancouver Coastal Health volunteers make someone's day brighter. Our volunteers support patients, clients and residents in communities across the North Shore, Powell River, Richmond, Sea-to-Sky, Sunshine Coast and Vancouver.

Why volunteer with us?

Volunteers complement the care provided by professional staff. As a volunteer, you can gain personal satisfaction from helping others, obtain experience relevant to your future employment or educational plans, meet new people and learn more about the health care system.  

How much time do I need to commit?

As a general rule, we ask volunteers to commit to two to three hours per week on a regular day for a minimum of four months.  The minimum volunteer commitment may be greater than 4 months depending on the site and the volunteer position of interest to you.

Apply to volunteer

Contact or apply to the Volunteer Resources department in the area where you wish to volunteer. The volunteer application process may take 4-8 weeks and includes a Ministry of Justice criminal record check initiated by VCH Volunteer Resources, personal interview  reference checks, and an orientation/training session.



Choose the location you'd like to volunteer:

Address: 231 East 15th Street, North Vancouver, BC V7L 2L7
Phone: (604) 984-5929
Fax: (604) 984-5838
Emailnsvolunteer@vch.ca

Includes Lions Gate Hospital, Margaret Fulton Adult Day Centre, West Vancouver Adult Day Centre, Community Health Centre Well Baby Clinics, Community Psychiatric Services, Diners Club Congregate Meals, Cedarview Lodge, Cedar Gardens, Kiwanis Care Centre and Evergreen House.

ApplyNorth Shore volunteer application form

Address: 7000 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC V6X 1A2
Phone: (604) 244-5310
Fax: (604) 244-5451
Emailvolunteer@vch.ca

Includes Richmond Hospital, Minoru Residence Extended Care, Richmond Lions Manor Intermediate Care, Richmond Lions Park Housing, Richmond Health Department and Richmond Mental Health.

ApplyRichmond volunteer application form

Information sheet for VCH Richmond applicants

Address: 5630 Inlet Ave, Box 2420, Sechelt, BC V0N 3A0
Phone: (604) 885-8517
Fax: (604) 741-0728
Emailscvolunteer@vch.ca

Includes Sunshine Coast; Home and Community Care, Meals on Wheels, Volunteer Drivers, Volunteer Shopping, Telephone Tree, Friendly Visitor, Senior's Outreach Counsellors & Volunteer Income Tax Service and, Shorncliffe Adult Day Center & Totem Lodge facilities.

Apply:Sunshine Coast volunteer application form 

Address: 855 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver, BC ,V5Z 1M9
Phone: 604-875-4111 ext. 21401 or 604-875-4608
Fax: 604-875-5425
Emailvancouvervolunteerresources@vch.ca
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