Volunteer Services

Volunteering at Windsor Regional Hospital

Volunteers are an integral part of the Windsor Regional Hospital team. Thank you for your interest in joining our team of enthusiastic and devoted volunteers, students and staff members.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers participate in a variety of areas at the Metropolitan and Ouellette Campus. Specific hours for each assignment vary according to the needs of each department/program.


Metropolitan Campus Placement Choices

Book Bus Provide free magazines, books, and cards to patients in waiting rooms and inpatient floors.
Emergency Room Assist with patients and family in the waiting room and department.
Endoscopy Assist patients before and after treatment.
Help Desk Assist patients/visitors to various hospital areas; assist with deliveries; assist with discharging patients.
Hospital Gift Shop Assist with customer requests, cashier duties, restocking items.
Nevada Tickets Assist with fundraising for hospital equipment.
OR Patient Liaison Facilitate communication between doctors, staff, and waiting families of surgery patients; provide emotional support to families.
Outpatient Clinics Assist staff with the registration process, take patients to other departments, talk with waiting patients.
WellCome Mat Program Review hospital services with inpatients.
Paediatric Services Assist Child Life Staff with the group and one to one activities for those 0-16 yrs. 
Public Relations  Clerical duties, data entry.  
Special Events/Activities  Assist with events and fundraising.

Ouellette Campus Placement Choices

Emergency Room Assist with patients and family in the waiting room and department.
Information Desk Assist patients/visitors to various hospital areas; assist with deliveries; assist with discharging patients.
Help Desk Assist patients/visitors to various hospital areas; assist with deliveries; assist with discharging patients.
Hospital Gift Shop Assist with customer requests, cashier duties, restocking items.
Nevada Tickets Assist with fundraising for hospital equipment.
Outpatient Clinics Assist staff with the registration process, take patients to other departments, talk with waiting patients.
WellCome Mat Program Review hospital services with inpatients.
Discharge Team Transport patients by wheelchair to waiting transportation.

Teen Volunteering Activities

Teen volunteers (15 years and younger) may participate in the following services:

  • Collecting gently-used magazines for Book Bus
    • High school students will be credited 1 hour for every 6 magazines collected. Magazines should not be older than 3 years, in good condition and with address labels removed. Please contact the Volunteer Services & Student Registration Department to arrange for drop off of your collected magazines and signing of your community service form at the Met campus. 
  • Special events – The hospital hosts and participates in a variety of fundraising events outside the hospital facilities. Teens sign up to assist with events as needed.

If you are interested in any of the above activities, please email volunteer@wrh.on.ca

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Cap Knitting for Newborns

Warming Cap for Newborn Babies Patterns

Volunteers in the program knit caps for newborn babies. The cap is quick and simple to make so you can use up odds and ends that you may already have. Pink and blue are traditional, but any colour of baby yarn is appreciated. To make the Pattern more interesting, you may add stripes, fancy stitches or Fair Isle designs.

  • Do not add a pom pom, ribbons or strings.
  • Use baby yarns such as Bernat Softee Baby; TLC Baby Yarn or any other fine baby yarn. 
  • Use 4 mm, 3mm, or 2.5 mm needles depending on your tension.

Becoming a Volunteer 

To become a volunteer at Windsor Regional Hospital, please fill out the application form below.

Students wanting summer volunteer placements should contact the Volunteer Coordinator at the appropriate campus in early April to be considered.


 

Contact Information

Metropolitan Campus (519) 254-5577 ext. 52563
Ouellette Campus (519)254-5577 ext. 33673
volunteer@wrh.on.ca