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Volunteer requirements:

Volunteering at Holland Bloorview is a commitment. Our clients rely on you, the volunteer, to participate in programs. These are the requirements to volunteer at Holland Bloorview:

  • At least 16 years of age (or 15 years of age in some program areas)
  • Previous experience working with children and/or persons with disabilities preferred
  • A positive attitude and willingness to try new things

Commitment:

A commitment of 1 shift per week (approximately 3 hours a week) until the program end date, typically in June (a minimum of 75 hours) is required to volunteer in our full year/school year placement at Holland Bloorview. Volunteer shifts occur at the same time and day each week, including during exam periods.

You must be able to complete all mandatory online and in-person orientations and trainings.

Application deadline:

Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until all year-round positions have been filled. In the event that a suitable volunteer position is not available at the time your application is received, your application will be retained for a period of 1 year, and will be reviewed periodically as volunteer positions become open.

Current opportunities:

2019-2020 opportunities are currently available in the following areas:

Evening

  • Inpatient Therapeutic Recreation: The volunteer commitment is one shift/week throughout the school year between 5:45 pm – 8:15 pm. Shifts are available Monday – Thursday. Volunteers in these programs support inpatient clients to participate in fun activities that support their rehabilitation goals!

Daytime

  • Ronald McDonald Playroom: The volunteer commitment is one shift/week throughout the school year between 8:30 am – 11:00 am, 11:00 am – 1:30 pm, or 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm. Shifts are available weekdays. Volunteers in this program support outpatient clients and their siblings to participate in fun, engaging, and accessible play and recreation.

  • IET Swim: The volunteer commitment is one shift/week throughout the school year between 12:55 pm – 3:00 pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Volunteers in this program support JK,  SK, and Grade 1 students in the Integrated Education and Therapy program to participate in group swimming lessons. Our pool is shallow (max depth 4 feet) and the water is warm (94F)!

  • Bloorview School Authority: The volunteer commitment is one shift/week throughout the school year between 9:00 am – 11:30 am, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm, and 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm. Shifts are available weekdays. Volunteers in this program support IET and inpatient students in their academic work.

Spaces are limited, and will be filled on an ongoing basis as applications are received.