IWK Health has been carefully monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic.
Regular volunteer programs remain suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Volunteer Resources is currently accepting applications from prospective volunteers for a few modified roles that specifically support our COVID-19 response.
If you have questions, or are interested in applying, 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.
While there is still a hold on other knitted items, 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 (finger puppets, blankets, comfort dolls etc.)
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.
Summer Youth Volunteer Program (for youth aged 16-18)
January 2023 update
After a three year hiatus the Summer Volunteer Program is back!
We are no longer able to accept applicants who will be under the age of 16 by June 30th, 2023 and apologize for any disappointment this may cause.
If you would like to request an application or have any questions, please contact Randi Turner at 902-470-6692 or email@example.com. Spaces are very limited so we ask that completed applications be submitted no later than March 31st, 2023.
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.