Alberta Hospital Edmonton


Alberta Hospital Edmonton provides inpatient and outpatient treatment services, through a continuum of care, to adults with severe and persistent psychiatric illness. Volunteers at AHE provide meaningful support to patients and their families through a variety of roles. 


What are the qualities of a Volunteer with Mental Health & Addictions?

If you are interested in volunteering with us, consider whether or not you have an interest and ability in:

  • Have an interest and relevant experience in the field of Mental Health and Addictions. Experience can be lived or via education.
  • Being able to work collaboratively with health care providers to improve care and experiences for patients and their families.
  • Having a strong desire to help others struggling with mental health and/or addictions issues.
  • Being a compassionate listener
  • Having an ability to show respect for the perspectives of others
  • Having an ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • Have a willingness to give your time on a consistent basis for a minimum of 6 months
  • Must be 18 years of age or older


What is the Role of the Volunteer?

Volunteers play an integral role within Mental Health & Addictions. They provide support to patients and family members within staff lead programs and on an individual basis. Volunteers can assist our adult patients/clients at Alberta Hospital Edmonton or sites within the community.

Please Consider...

Before you commit to volunteer service, it is important to think about:

  • Your existing commitments and responsibilities
  • Your skills, experience, interests and availability
  • Your objectives-will this position give you what you are looking for?
  • Are you able to work collaboratively to improve the experience of cancer patients and their families?
  • Are you willing and able to give your time on a consistent basis for a minimum of 6 months?

Next Steps

If you think volunteering with Mental Health & Addictions is right for you and are ready to get started, just follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Click the [Fill in an Application] button on the right-hand side of this page and complete an application form.

Step 2: Volunteer Resources will e-mail out positions as they become available. If you are interested and able to do the stated commitment, e-mail to book an interview.

Step 3: At the interview, if it is agreed that we have a position that is a good match for your skills and availability, you will be asked to complete our volunteer on-boarding process which includes:

  • Police Information Check
  • Communicable Disease Assessment Form, which includes mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations
  • AHS and site orientations
  • Provide 2 letters of reference

Step 4: Training, specific to your position, will be provided. Additional learning opportunities are available to our volunteers as part of our learning culture.

We  appreciate your interest in volunteering with Mental Health & Addictions!



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