Volunteer at West Coast General Hospital

About West Coast General Hospital

The West Coast General Hospital is a community hospital with 52 acute beds. A separate 32-bed multilevel care facility is located on the same property (Westhaven).

The hospital was constructed in 2001 and offers 24-hour emergency room services, ambulatory care, acute medical/surgical and psychiatry services, and includes cardio pulmonary, diabetes education, laboratory, medical imaging, nutrition counselling, pharmacy and physiotherapy services. Clinical specialists include anesthesiology, general surgery, urology, obstetrics/gynecology, paediatrics and radiology, along with our strong family physicians.

Learn more about the West Coast General Hospital on our facility page.

How to Apply

Follow the steps to become a volunteer to learn more about volunteering with us.

To complete a volunteer application, please contact Melissa Ketler, Manager of Volunteer Resources.

Volunteer Opportunities


Help in the Auxiliary gift shop (100 strong!); participate and support Auxiliary fundraising activities.

Youth volunteer program


Needed to look after a new patio garden area.

Friendly visiting

Visit with long stay patients on the medical/Surgical unit.

Still have questions?

If you have unanswered questions please contact

Melissa Ketler

Manager, Volunteer Resources

Oceanside Health Centre / Trillium Lodge / Parksville Health Unit / Eagle Park Mental Health Community / Westhaven / West Coast General / Port Alberni Health Unit

Port Alberni Office  
Email Melissa.Ketler@viha.ca
Phone (250) 724-8857