Volunteer Resources & Engagement

Since December 2020 over 550 volunteers across Vancouver Island have stepped up to help make the vaccination experience the best it could be for every community member who walked through the doors. Over the past eight months these volunteers gave close to 29,000 hours of their time, greeting clients with a smile, providing directions, and engaging in conversation. In this video hear Victoria Schmid, Vice President, Pandemic Planning, deliver her personal message of thanks to Island Health volunteers, speaking about the difference they have made at the vaccination clinics, to our communities, and to her own family.  

Volunteer Resources and Engagement will be updating this page in the coming weeks with details on volunteer opportunities for this fall / winter. Please check back soon.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering. 

The Volunteer Resources and Engagement Department is currently focused on placing volunteers in COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics. At the clinics volunteers will improve the public experience by providing a warm welcome and assistance in navigation.

Through engagement of volunteers active within the health authority during and prior to the pandemic, along with local community partner groups, our communities currently have a full complement of volunteers in the application phase. 
If you are seeking an opportunity to support the COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics as a volunteer we truly appreciate your interest. Please check back; we will update this page with future expansion of recruitment as needs arise.

Volunteering with Island Health’s programs not related to Vaccination clinics

We are not actively recruiting volunteers for roles outside of the COVID-19 vaccination clinics at this time . 
Due to the pandemic, most volunteer programs remain on hold. We have restarted a limited number of programs and Island Health volunteers previously active within our department stepped back into roles as they came available.