Volunteer Opportunities

Be a WDMH Volunteer

One of WDMH’s richest resources is its volunteers. Annually, hundreds of volunteers donate thousands of hours of service to the hospital community. From high school students to senior citizens, there is a role for everyone.

Volunteering has a positive impact on the overall health of not only the people we serve, but volunteers themselves. Here’s why many volunteers tell us they continue to give their time to WDMH:

  • Social benefits of getting out and meeting new people
  • Regular exercise walking with patients in the hospital
  • Satisfaction of helping others
  • Training on tasks and gaining familiarity of how the hospital works
  • Diverse opportunities for varied interests
  • Gain career-related experience
  • Build self-esteem & confidence
  • Give back to people and a facility that has helped them or their family in the past

Students have a unique opportunity to volunteer at WDMH and gain the 40 volunteer hours required to graduate from high school. However, they also have the opportunity to benefit in many other ways:

  • Hours of service awards
  • Varied roles within the hospital
  • Educational opportunities
  • Student leadership conference opportunities

Getting Started

Read the WDMH Auxiliary Brochure

Complete an application form

To learn more about volunteering at WDMH, contact:
Catherine O'Neill
Volunteer Services Coordinator
613-774-2420 ext. 6323



Opportunities at WDMH are as diverse as the volunteers themselves:



  • Assisting WDMH staff with routine tasks such as photocopying and office assistance
  • Welcoming visitors and patients at the front desk and directing/escorting them to their destination

Patient Care

  • Supporting health care professionals in various ways
  • Escorting patients from their rooms to hospital service areas
  • Assisting with exercise programs in physiotherapy
  • Providing refreshments and comfort to patients recovering from day surgery


  • Staffing the Gift Shoppe which duties include assisting customers, operating the cash register and restocking the shelves
  • HELPP Lottery volunteers sell break-open tickets in the main foyer


  • Working with community partners assisting with various fundraising activities


  • Working with the WDMH Research Office to support rural research activities. For details, email research@wdmh.on.ca.