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How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital.

Before you proceed with submitting an application, please ensure that you've read all the information in Step 1 and Step 2 of the application process:

To submit an application:

  1. Download an application form and complete it electronically
  2. Email with the following document attachments and the subject line "Volunteer Application:  First Name Last Name":
    • Completed application form,
    • Resume and cover letter (optional but preferred),
    • Contact information (full name, email address, telephone number) of two professional references. Employment and/or volunteer references are preferred. Should you not have employment or volunteer references, we will consider teachers, coaches, community leaders or other professional references. Family members, friends and/or friends of the family may not provide references. Your references should be able to answer questions about your ability to provide direct support to programs and services for children and youth with disabilities.
  3. Your references will be emailed a link to a confidential reference form, to be submitted electronically. We request that reference forms be completed within 14 days of receiving the web link. Please check with your references before submitting their contact information to ensure that they can satisfy this requirement, and advise them that they will receive the link at the email address provided. Due to a high volume of applications, we are not able to provide further prompting to references after emailing the initial reference check notification with web link. 
  4. Applicants selected for interview will be contacted by email. Please note that due to Active Screening processes at the hospital for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and for applicant convenience, interviews are currently being conducted remotely for most volunteer positions (e.g. via Zoom web meeting). You can learn more about what Holland Bloorview is doing to ensure the safety of everyone at our hospital during this time at this link.

Incomplete application forms: If we receive an incomplete application (for example, if both reference forms are not completed within 14 days), it will be held in Volunteer Resources for three months. After that time potential applicants must reapply through the above process.

Should you require assistance to submit an application package, or have questions about this application process, please contact us at (416) 422-7033, or email