To become a volunteer at Kingston Health Sciences Centre, you must complete the fivestep process listed below. Through this process, we will identify if there is a volunteer role available that is a good match for your interests, skills, and availability. Once the application process is complete, we will arrange program-specific training to help facilitate a smooth transition into your volunteer role.   

Please note, the minimum age to volunteer at KHSC is 16 years old. 

1) Application Form

If you are over 16 years of age please click here to complete our online application form. 

Or, you can click here to contact Volunteer Services (613-548-2359 #1) if you prefer to have an application form mailed to you. 

Once you have submitted your application, you will be invited to sign up for a virtual Volunteer Information Session where you will learn about the patients we serve, how volunteers impact every step of the patient journey, as well as more details on the steps listed below, with time for Q&A. 

If you would like to join us for a Volunteer Information Session to learn more before you apply, click here to sign up for a session.   

2) References

On the application form, you will provide the names of two references along with their contact information.  Volunteer Services will contact your references directly by email (or by phone if no email is available) with the link to our online reference form.  Please inform your references to watch for this email from @email as it may arrive in their junk email.  

3) Criminal Reference Check and the Vulnerable Sector Search

Following an offer to join our team, all KHSC employees and volunteers must complete a Criminal Reference Check (CRC) as well as a Vulnerable Sector Search (VSS). These can be obtained through the police service that serves the municipality you live in. If you have completed a CRC/VSS within three months of your application submission, you can submit a copy of that report to Volunteer Services.

Kingston Health Sciences Centre is pleased to reimburse volunteers the cost of having a CRC/VSS completed as outlined during the application process.

4) Health Screening

Prior to confirmation of a volunteer role and shift, you must submit the results of a negative two-­step tuberculosis (TB) test and provide proof of immunizations, including COVID-19 vaccination.

 Click here for the form for your primary health care provider to complete.

Kingston Health Sciences Centre is pleased to reimburse volunteers the cost of having the health screening form completed as outlined during the application process.

5) Orientation

(approximately 1.5 hours)

Prior to a volunteer role and shift being assigned, you must complete the hospital orientation modules.  Through these e-modules you will learn about corporate and departmental policies and procedures, including information about safety and security, infection control, confidentiality and privacy. The e-modules can be completed at any point throughout the intake process at your convenience. 

Access the KHSC Volunteer Orientation