Over 500 Vancouver Coastal Health volunteers provide support each week in a variety of health settings all across the North Shore including acute care, community and residential care. Our volunteers are a diverse group of people over 16 years old, and includes university students, retirees, new Canadians and working professionals – all wanting to make a difference!
We work hard to match volunteers with roles that align with their personal and professional goals.
Our volunteers have the following qualities:
Communication and problem-solving skills
Willingness to learn and follow VCH policies
Confidence and reliability
A positive attitude
Open-mindedness and flexibility
Patience and maturity
Eagerness to help
We show appreciation to our volunteers by offering reference letters, leadership opportunities, and recognition events.