Volunteer Resources

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Island Health. Volunteering in health care is a privilege and a serious commitment. 

For the safety of our volunteers we have paused all of our volunteer programs at Island Health during the COVID-19 epidemic.  Please check back to this website for current information about the re-opening of these programs.

For those wishing to volunteer and help with COVID-19, please contact temporaryvolunteer@viha.ca.

Approximately 6,000 volunteers help Island Health achieve its vision of Excellent health and care for everyone, everywhere, every time. Becoming a volunteer with Island Health means both giving of yourself and learning from others. It is a valued gift and privilege.

We deeply value the contribution of our volunteers. Read more about the ways we show our appreciation and recognize their role in providing excellent health and care for everyone, everywhere, every time.

What are the requirements to volunteer?

Please see the document Requirements Screening for a detailed list of requirements to volunteer at Island Health. These requirements support excellent care and provide you with a good foundation for volunteering in health care. We appreciate you taking the time to consider if this is the right choice and time for you. Island Health Acute Care volunteers must also comply with the Volunteer Resources Uniform Guidelines as of January 1, 2019

How to apply to volunteer

See Volunteer opportunities to view the location where you are interested in volunteering and complete the required steps indicated for each location.

NOTE: All volunteers must review the Island Health Policies for Volunteers. The application also requires your confirmation that the policies for volunteers have been read.

FAQs Answered

See our answers for the most common asked questions regarding volunteering at Island Health.