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.
We very much appreciate everyone's kind thoughts and generosity. We are so appreciative of everyone who has donated knit goods to IWK Health, your hearts are big and your donations match.
Our community has been so generous that at this time, we are not able to accept any further donations of baby hats. Our storage rooms are stuffed fuller than full! Thank you so much for your kind and generous gifts, please feel free to reach out to our Volunteer Resources team in a few months for updates.
Unfortunately, due to the ongoing pandemic, we are also not able to accept any other donated items (finger puppets, blankets, comfort dolls etc.)
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.
Summer Youth Volunteer Program (for youth aged 14-18)
February 2021 update
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we are not able to host the Summer Youth Volunteer Program for 2021. We know this will be disappointing for many and we hope to resume in summer 2022. Please check back in with us in January 2022 for updates. You can contact us via phone 902-470-6692 or email: Kylene.firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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
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