Recognition & Celebration

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.  

volunteers in uniform at royal jubilee hospital

Volunteers at Island Health are an important part of the patient care experience. No matter what role they have or where they are across Vancouver Island we are proud to celebrate and recognize our volunteers. All Island Health volunteers are eligible for the following programs:

Other ways we recognize volunteers include·       

  • Site and unit specific celebrations
  • Staff and Volunteer summer barbecues
  • Educational opportunities such as online training and access to educational events/activities
  • Complimentary parking permits for registered and active volunteers
  • Hours confirmation and letters of reference as follows:
    • Confirmation of hours after completion of 20+ volunteer hours
    • Letter of reference after completion of 50+ volunteer hours
    • References for medical school, grad school, and other in-depth recommendations after completion of 70+ volunteer hours