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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


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:

The deadline to submit your application for first-round consideration is Friday, August 20, 2021. After this date, applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until all year-round positions have been filled.

We thank all applicants for their interest. Please note that submitting an application does not guarantee a position. We will be contacting only those selected for an interview. 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:

We are accepting applications for 2021-2022 for client program volunteer placements, however some of our typical volunteer opportunities may not be available in the fall due to COVID-19 considerations. Due to COVID-19, volunteers must participate in the hospital's active screening process and personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements. Volunteers may be required to wear a mask and goggles/face shield for the duration of a volunteer shift. Appropriate PPE and training will be provided by the hospital. COVID-19 vaccination is not mandatory for volunteers at this time, but is strongly encouraged.