How to Apply

Volunteer Requirements  |  Application Process  |  Immunization Policy

Volunteer Requirements 

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Police (vulnerable sector) Check - Within the past 6 months, with the original report needed. Not required until you have been offered a volunteer position in the hospital.
  • Immunization Records:
  • provide proof of immunization for measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) either by showing their vaccination records for immunications or laboratory testing
  • date of your last tetanus shot
  • results of recent TB testing
  • proof of 2nd COVID vaccination
  • date of your most recent annual flu shot if taken 
  • References - Name and contact information of three individuals who are not family members

Application Process 

  1. Submit an application by letter or email (see contact info below) with the following information:


    • Contact information - Address, phone number and email address, if willing to provide
    • Background information - Brief highlights of your employment history or volunteering experience if relevant
    • References
    • Tell us why you wish to volunteer and how you see yourself employed as a volunteer at CPDMH 
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  1. Our Volunteer Coordinators will confirm receipt of your application and will check the references you have provided. If both you and the hospital still wish to proceed with the application, you will be contacted to arrange for an interview. During the interview, we will discuss work areas and determine a position best suited for you.
  2. If you can be assigned a position you will be asked for your police (vulnerable sector) check. If you do not have one you will be provided with details on how you can obtain this document.
  3. When you submit your police (vulnerable sector) check you will be:
      • given a volunteer handbook and smock;
      • provided a tour of the hospital;
      • issued a photo ID badge; and
      • provided training to undertake your assigned duties


Note that no assignment can be started in the hospital until all vaccination information has been completed and verified.


Thanks again for your interest. We value all volunteers, from all walks of life; each and every person can make a difference.

We look forward to talking with you soon.


CPDMH Immunization Policy

Hospital policy requires that all volunteers adhere to the Communicable Disease Surveillance protocol for Ontario hospitals in order to limit the incidence of influenza among patients, volunteers and staff.

As a result, all volunteers working within the hospital must provide:

  • Proof of immunization for measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) either by showing their vaccination records for immunization or laboratory testing
  • Date of their last tetanus shot
  • Results of recent TB testing
  • And, comply with the hospital policy for receiving the annual flu shot

 What specifically does this mean?


  • Individuals who work within the hospital in volunteer positions with a possibility of contact with patients must comply with the immunization policy
  • The hospital will maintain secure/private records that detail each member’s immunization status
  • Unprotected volunteers will have to stay away from the hospital if there is a flu outbreak
  • Volunteers who are sick with flu must remain off a minimum of 5 days from the date of onset or until symptoms subside