Thank you for your interest in being a volunteer with us. We are reaching out to you today with an important update. As you are aware we are seeing a continued global spread of COVID-19 and the World Health Organization has declared a pandemic.


Out of an abundance of caution, and in order to keep our patients, staff and volunteers safe, Unity Health is moving to the next stage of our pandemic plan and is suspending the volunteer programs and recruitment of new volunteers across all placements in Unity Health, including St. Joseph's Health Centre. This suspension is effective March 13, 2020.


We cannot say at this time when the suspension will be lifted but we invite you to please periodically check our website for updates as to when we will resume normal operations.


Thank you,


Contact Information

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Program of Interest--Please check

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• Our Year-round Program requires all volunteers commit to one shift on a regular weekly basis for a minimum of one year.

• Our Summer Program for High School students requires a commitment of two full months (July and August) with three shifts per week.

• Our Summer Program for University/College students requires a commitment of four full months (May – August) with three shifts per week.


Question One

Please tell us why you would like to volunteer at St. Joe's.


Question Two

What other commitments do you have that may influence your availability to volunteer?


Question Three

Do you have any specific goals you would like to attain through volunteering at St. Joe's?


Skills


Employment, Education & Demographic Information

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Volunteer Opportunities

Please check all of the volunteer opportunities that you are interested in. Please note that our Adult Program requires all volunteers to commit to one shift on a regular weekly basis for a minimum of one year.


Availability

Please indicate all of the dates/ times you are available to volunteer.


Referral Source

How did you hear about St. Joseph's Health Centre Toronto's (SJHC) volunteer program?


References

Please provide 2 references that you have known for at least 6 months who are NOT personal friends or relatives. Examples of acceptable references are: current or previous employer, previous volunteer organization contact, colleague/co-worker, member of faith community, teacher/professor.


Thanks for your interest in volunteering with us

I certify that all information in this application form is true and complete. False statements or omissions are grounds to terminate the relationship no matter when they are discovered.

I authorize the Volunteer Services Department staff to contact the included references to determine my suitability for a volunteer position. If accepted as a volunteer, I understand that prior to starting my volunteer position I must complete the required immunization outside of SJHC (including a two-step TB Screening). SJHC cannot be responsible for the Physician charges related to immunization. In addition, I must consent to a criminal reference check being done. If accepted as a volunteer, I agree to comply with the policies and procedures of St. Joseph’s Health Centre and the Volunteer Services Department as outlined during orientation and training.

I understand that SJHC is committed to protecting the privacy of my personal information in its possession. Personal information in SJHC’s possession will be kept confidential and it will not be sold, traded or loaned to any other organization. The information on this form will be used by SJHC to identify volunteer interest and determine suitability for a specific volunteer position. The volunteer/SJHC relationship can end at any time by either party (this relationship is at will and is not a contract of employment).