Opportunities to Volunteer

There are so many new opportunities to volunteer with Island Health. 

Island Health is pleased to offer a variety of volunteer opportunities. Most volunteer roles fit within the categories listed below (click titles for more information). Please be aware that not all opportunities are available at all sites.

Volunteer Opportunities

Activity Volunteer

Program Volunteer

Clinic Volunteer

Site Volunteer

Social Engagement Volunteer

Step Up Youth Volunteer

Entertainment Volunteer

Support Volunteer

Partner Volunteer

Therapy Support Volunteer

Leadership Volunteer

(advanced volunteer opportunity)

Emergency Department Volunteer


Note the following requirements to volunteer: 

  • We require proof of full COVID-19 vaccination
  • We ask that you commit to a regular volunteer shift
    • typically one two-four hour shift per week and we prefer a minimum six months commitment
  • We will ask you to complete a Criminal Records Check through the Ministry of Justice, including a vulnerable sector check (instructions will be provided)
  • If accepted, we will ask you to complete online training using our eLearning Modules (two-four hours)
  • We ask that you have spoken English (ESL Level 6 preferred)
  • We ask that you agree to receive an annual flu vaccine or wear a mask during flu season (typically December to April) each year

Youth Volunteers (ages 15-18):

See our Step Up Youth Program page for more information.

Southern Vancouver Island

South Island Long-Term Care Volunteer Brochure

Central Vancouver Island

Northern Vancouver Island

General Inquiries

If you have a question that is not answered on our webpages, please email volunteer@islandhealth.ca.