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Volunteer Resources

Why Volunteer?

Volunteers are very special and generous people, dedicating their unique talents, time and caring attitudes. Volunteers bring a special something to the life of a community.

The members of the Groves Hospital Volunteer Association (GHVA) include these special people who are dedicated to assisting Groves Hospital in providing the best patient care.

Our 250 volunteers come from diverse backgrounds and life experiences and each brings something unique and necessary to the work of the Association. Every member is valued and recognized. Groves Hospital Volunteer Association volunteers, men and women of all ages, give over 32,000 hours of service annually to our community hospital.

Volunteering at Groves offers opportunities for:

The hospital environment offers a variety of volunteering experiences ranging from assistance with patient care to administrative functions to fundraising initiatives.

We invite you to visit Volunteer Opportunities for more detailed information.


Reasons for volunteering vary from person to person and may include:

  • The desire to help others
  • To gain experience in a hospital setting
  • Make new friendships
  • Use or develop skills
  • Obtain references
  • Experience to put on your resume
  • Opportunity to give back to community

Whatever your reason, Groves Hospital Volunteer Association appreciates your contributions and every effort will be made to ensure your positive experience.

Volunteer Requirements

Hospitals offer unique community volunteering opportunities and in the interest of maintaining a safe and comfortable environment for all, volunteers are required to have:

  • a Vulnerable Sector Police Records Check
  • up-to-date immunizations which includes COVID-19 AND 1 two part TB skin test prior to active membership

The Volunteer Association makes all necessary arrangements for both.

How to Apply

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact:

Submit your Volunteer Application form:

In-hospital Application - click here

New to you Appication - click here 

Questions? Email: or phone: (519) 843-2010 x 47811
*The Groves Hospital Volunteer Association strives to create a respectful, accessible and inclusive volunteering environment.  Upon individual request, the Association will endeavour to remove any barrier to the selection process to accommodate those candidates with disabilities.

Our Association is committed to providing and fostering a safe, healthy and respectful volunteer experience free from violence and harassment.

Available Positions

Volunteer support will be returning to the hospital on a gradual basis. Please complete and submit your application and you will be contacted accordingly with available position offerings.   

Thank you for your patience. 

Groves Hospital Volunteer Association strives to make your volunteer experience a positive one.

Whether you would like to use existing skills or develop new ones, make new friendships or support our local community hospital, we would love to have you on our team!

Hospital Volunteer Positions:

  • Gift Shop 
  • Wayfinding
  • Day Surgery
  • Diagnostic Imaging 
  • Board positions
  • HELP (Hospital Elder Life Program)
  • Emergency Room

Fergus New to You

Pre-sort Area: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm and 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Monday to Saturday
Departmental Sorting: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm and 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Monday to Saturday
Front Store Floaters: 9:30 am to 1:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm, Tuesday to Saturday


Volunteers will be provided training in all areas.

We hope that you will join us!

If you are interested in volunteering at Groves Memorial Community Hospital, please contact the GHVA Volunteer Office, Email – or (519) 843-2010 extension 47811
If you are interested in volunteering at the New to You store, please contact Clare Palmer, Store Manager at (519) 843-1425.


Volunteer Orientation

Welcome to the Groves Memorial Community Hospital Volunteer Orientation

The following presentations comprise mandatory orientation modules to the key programs, policies and safety measures applicable to volunteers of the Groves Hospital Volunteer Association. Please complete all modules applicable to where you volunteer - In-Hospital or New to You. Once you have completed the modules, initial completion on the appropriate checklist and return to the appropriate location manager.


WHCA Volunteer Orientation 

WHCA Privacy Orientation

General In-Hospital Orientation Checklist 


General New To You Volunteer Orientation Checklist

Accessibility For Ontarions With Disability Act Training

GHVA All Volunteer Code of Conduct/Behaviours Volunteer Orientation

New To You Volunteer Fire Safety Orientation

New To You Occupational Health & Infection Control Volunteer Orientation

New To You Health & Safety Volunteer Orientation



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