IWK Health has been carefully monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic.
If you have questions, please phone 902-470-6692 or email Kylene.Mellor@iwk.nshealth.ca
Volunteer Resources will continue to connect with all current volunteers with status updates.
We very much appreciate everyone's kind thoughts and generosity. At this time we are only able to accept the following by appointment only:
We are now able to accept knitted baby hats with the following considerations:
At this time we are not able to accept other in-kind donations but we will continue to monitor the situation.
NON-MEDICAL FACE MASKS
The IWK is now accepting sewn mask donations of non-medical masks. Masks must be made to the official “Sew method” pattern only and are not for medical use. Donations can be dropped off to the IWK Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. by appointment only. A member from our Volunteer Resources team will meet donors outside the building to receive the donation. Please call 902-470-6692 or email Kylene.Mellor@iwk.nshealth.ca to arrange a drop off.
Our goal is to minimize potential exposure to as many people as possible for the community at large, while continuing to provide our patients and families the same quality care and we thank you for your patience and support.
If you have any further questions or concerns, you can email Kylene.Mellor@iwk.nshealth.ca.
Volunteers are critical to the work we do at the IWK. Each year hundreds of volunteers play a key role in our efforts to provide the best care to Maritime women, children, youth, and families. Volunteers can be found in almost every area of the Health Centre, providing direct assistance to staff, patients, and families, and offering support when necessary.
Core Program (currently on hold due to COVID-19)
The Core Program offers adults and post-secondary students the opportunity to volunteer from September to June.
January 2021 update
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we are not yet sure of the status of the Summer Program for 2021. Please check back in February for any possible updates or you can email us at: Kylene.email@example.com.
Co-operative Education Program
The IWK supports high school students with supervised out-of-school learning opportunities, and the occasion to earn credits while assisting students in making career decisions. Placements are offered in September only. Interested students should contact the Co-op department in their school for more information.
This is what you need to know:
If you are accepted as a volunteer at the IWK you will be required to complete and submit the following:
IWK Volunteer Resources
5850/5980 University Avenue
PO Box 9700
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 6R8
***A high volume of emails and voice mail messages are received each day. We appreciate your patience and understanding if there is a delay in our response.