Volunteer at Victoria General Hospital

About Victoria General Hospital

The Victoria General Hospital (VGH) is an acute care facility that provides emergency/trauma services, general surgery, medical treatment, rehabilitation, geriatrics and pediatric services to people in the South Region of Vancouver Island. VGH is located just off the Trans-Canada Highway at Helmcken Road in the View Royal Municipality of Greater Victoria.

Learn more about the Victoria General Hospital.

Volunteer Opportunities

Infant Hugging Programing

At this time we are not accepting new candidates for the Infant Hugging Programming. Please note that volunteers for this program are generally selected from our pool of “internal candidates”, that is, volunteers who have already been volunteering at Island Health and demonstrated exceptional volunteerism.

How to Apply

2019 Volunteer Intake: Please note that the March 2019 volunteer intake is full. Next rounds of intake will be:

  • May for adults only (application must be received by May 1)
  • July for youth only (application must be received by July 1)
  • September and November for adults only

To learn more about volunteering with us follow these steps:

  1. Read how to become a volunteer
  2. Complete all these forms
    1. Victoria General Hospital Application
    2. First Contact Screening Letter
    3. and two of the VGH Reference Forms
  3. Submit all of these documents by of the following options:
Email Charmaine.Niebergall@viha.ca
Print and mail to:  Victoria General Hospital
1 Hospital Way
Victoria, B.C.
V8Z 6R5

Still have questions?

If you have unanswered questions please contact

Charmaine Niebergall

Manager, Volunteer Resources – Victoria General Hospital

Email Charmaine.Niebergall@viha.ca
Phone 250-727-4134