St. Paul's Hospital

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at St. Paul's Hospital. Most of our programs operate during regular business hours, Mon. to Fri. with limited evening and weekend program opportunities available. Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older (unless otherwise specified).


Selections are based on availability, length of commitment, experience and suitability. If you have not been contacted within 6-8 weeks, we encourage you to re-apply.


St. Paul's Hospital is home to many world-class medical and surgical programs, including cardiac services and kidney care. St. Paul's serves both the local community and patients from across British Columbia. Possible volunteer opportunities can include:


. Emergency Department

. Gift Shop

. Ambulatory clinic greeter

. Patient Visiting

. Hospital Navigator

. Library Cart

. Maternity Unit

. Research

and many more..



In applying to be a volunteer at St. Paul's Hospital, I confirm:

  • I can commit to 2-3 hours a week for a minimum of 6 consecutive months or 12 consecutive months depending on the program
  • I consent to a criminal record check (Providence Health Care will provide any web links/forms required)
  • I am aware that volunteers are required to get an annual flu shot or wear a mask during flu season (December to April). 
  • I am vaccinated against COVID-19 (minimum of two doses)
  • I consent to my references being contacted
  • If I'm accepted, I will complete the mandatory online training (2-4 hours).
  • The information contained in this application is true to the best of my knowledge.
  • I understand that completing this application process does not guarantee my acceptance as a volunteer.


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Mission Statement


Inspired by the healing ministry of Jesus Christ, Providence Health Care is a Catholic health care community dedicated to meeting the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of those served through compassionate care, teaching and research.


Driven by compassion and social justice, we are at the forefront of exceptional care and innovation.


  • Spirituality – We nurture the God-given creativity, love and compassion that dwells within us all.
  • Integrity – We build our relationships on honesty, justice and fairness.
  • Stewardship – We share accountability for the well-being of our community.
  • Trust – We behave in ways that promote safety, inclusion and support.
  • Excellence – We achieve excellence through learning and continuous improvement.
  • Respect – We respect the diversity, dignity and interdependence of all persons.

St. Paul’s Hospital

 St. Paul’s Hospital is an acute care, teaching and research hospital located in downtown Vancouver. It is home to many world-class medical and surgical programs, including heart and lung services, HIV/AIDS, mental health, emergency, critical care, kidney care, elder care and numerous surgical specialties.

For more information on volunteering please go to our website: