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5850/5980 University Ave., Halifax, NS B3K 6R8

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.

  • Patient Reminder/Screening calls
  • Information Desk

If you have questions, or are interested in applying, please phone 902-470-6692 or email Kylene.Mellor@iwk.nshealth.ca

Volunteering at the IWK Health Centre


“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?”
— Martin Luther King, Jr.


We are so proud to have so many dedicated and passionate volunteers here at the IWK Health Centre and we thank you for considering us as an organization to contribute your time, energy, and compassion.

Our history is rooted with volunteer involvement – from our Board of Directors to our patient supports to our ‘behind the scenes’ – volunteers truly make a difference in the lives of our patients, families, and staff.

As an IWK volunteer, you will have the opportunity to be many things – an ambassador for the health centre with our patients/families/visitors, a comfort to a patient, or a champion for change. Whatever your role, we hope you will find a place within our team.

On behalf of the IWK, thank you for the gift of your time.

Yours sincerely,

Kylene Mellor, CVA
Manager, Volunteer Resources