Royal Alexandra Hospital | Lois Hole Hospital for Women


Alberta Health Services (AHS) volunteers are individuals looking for a rewarding opportunity to provide meaningful support to patients, their families, and staff, through a variety of positions. 

Volunteers are a vital link in the important work of Alberta Health Services.

What is the Role of the Volunteer?

Accessing health care can often be an overwhelming and stressful experience.  Patients and families are essential members of the care team. Volunteers provide assistance to patients and their families in an array of roles throughout a patient’s health care journey.

What are the Qualities of a Volunteer?

If you are interested in volunteering with AHS, consider if you have an interest and ability in:

  • 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
  • Having an ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • Being a compassionate listener and respectful of the perspectives of others
  • Being consistently available for weekly scheduled shifts

What to do next:

If you think that volunteering with the Royal Alexandra Hospital (RAH) is right for you and you 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: Review the volunteer vacancies below, located under Current Opportunities, and select one position that interests you the most. Ensure that the position you select has a schedule that you can commit to for at least eight consecutive months.

Step 3: Phone our office to schedule an interview. 780-735-4430

Step 4: Read the information below so that you know how to prepare for your interview appointment.

Applicant Information

- Have an interview with a Volunteer Resources staff

- Commit to a minimum of 8 months of consecutive service

- Provide professional source References

- Complete a Police Information Check, with Vulnerable Sector Screening (if required)

- Complete a Communicable Disease Assessment form

- Successful applicants will complete an On-line General Orientation, an On-line Site Orientation and Training.

It takes approximately 6-8 weeks for a successful applicant to complete all requirements and begin volunteering.

Skill requirements are based on position. Additional training is required.

Benefits to volunteering at the RAH:
- Access to free parking for your volunteer shifts
- Hospitality voucher to use in the Food Court, each shift
- Staff rates at the RAH fitness centre - Pulse Generator
- Access to select education and training sessions
- Joining the RAH family - Inner City, Inner Pride!
Location Information:
Finding RAH
Parking at RAH
The Edmonton Transit System and the LRT stop at our campus.

You can plan to spend up to one hour with Volunteer Resources for your interview appointment.

We look forward to meeting you!


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Mission Statement

 Alberta Health Services Mission Statement

To provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans.

Volunteer Resources Purpose Statement

To provide a framework for volunteer involvement within Alberta Health Services that complements the delivery of patient-focused, quality health care.