Opportunities + Site Info

At Providence Health Care, we have eight different sites available for volunteers – each has its own needs and opportunities.

Overview

For information about our sites, click on the list below. For information about how to apply, visit our frequently asked questions page.

Holy Family Hospital

Located in South Vancouver, Holy Family Hospital (HFH) is a provincial referral centre and a recognized leader of specialized rehabilitation and residential care for adults in their middle years and beyond. Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Hospital Auxiliary (Gift Shop / crafts)
  • Recreation programs
  • Rehabilitation programs
  • Music Therapy programs
  • Spiritual care
  • Pet Therapy programs-certification required
  • Special events

Visit www.govolunteer.ca for opportunities
Click here to apply!
To contact this site, visit our Contact Us page.

Mount Saint Joseph Hospital

Mount Saint Joseph Hospital (MSJ) , a community hospital located on the east side of Vancouver, offers acute care and elder care services. MSJ is respected throughout the province for its multicultural focus and community programs. Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Recreation programs
  • Rehabilitation programs
  • Music Therapy programs
  • Visiting program (Medicine, Geriatric Medicine and Surgical Units)
  • Departmental greeters (Mammography, Emergency, Surgical Daycare, Ambulatory Care Clinic, Delia Tetrault Procedure Room, Screening Mammography, PHC Breast Centre)
  • Pet Therapy programs-certification required
  • Patient Library
  • Hospital Navigator
  • Gift Shop
  • Spiritual Health

Visit www.govolunteer.ca for opportunities
Click here to apply!
To contact this site, visit our Contact Us page.

St. John Hospice

St. John Hospice is a 14 bed hospice with a home like setting and 24- hour nursing care. It offers supportive end of life care for people with life – limiting illnesses.

  • Patient Visiting : Hospice*

* Volunteers must go through a 26 hour palliative care training series in order to be able to volunteer.

Click here to apply!
To contact this site, visit our Contact Us page.

St. Paul’s Hospital

St. Paul’s Hospital is home to many world-class medical and surgical programs, including cardiac services, HIV/AIDS and kidney care. St. Paul’s serves both the local community and patients from across British Columbia and the Yukon. Volunteer positions include:

  • Gift Shop
  • Clothing Depot
  • Hospital Navigator 
  • Emergency Department
  • Radiology Department
  • Pharmacy Department Tube Retrieval 
  • Maternity Department Special Treasures 
  • Healthy Heart Resource Centre 
  • Renal Unit Coffee Cart 
  • Cardiac Unit Coffee Cart 
  • Patient Library Cart
  • Patient Visiting: Medicine Unit, Cardiac Unit or Flying Squad (inpatient units) 
  • Patient Visiting: Urban Health Unit
  • Patient Visiting: Palliative Care Unit* 
  • Pet Therapy program** 
    * Volunteers must go through a 26 hour palliative care training series
    **Volunteers must be certified through SJA or equivalent pet therapy screening program

Click here to apply!
To contact this site, visit our Contact Us page.

St. Vincent’s: Brock Fahrni

St Vincent’s: Brock Fahrni, located on Vancouver's west side, is a long term care home for a culturally diverse group of residents, including armed forces veterans. Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Recreation programs
  • Rehabilitation programs
  • Chapel support
  • Bus outings
  • Special events
  • Pet Therapy programs-certification required
  • Artworks Studio
  • Music Therapy program
  • Visiting program

Visit www.govolunteer.ca for opportunities
Click here to apply!
To contact this site, visit our Contact Us page.

St. Vincent’s: Honoria Conway

Honoria Conway is an assisted living residence for seniors. Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Recreation programs
  • Special events
  • Pet Therapy programs-certification required

Visit www.govolunteer.ca for opportunities
Click here to apply!
To contact this site, visit our Contact Us page.

St. Vincent’s: Langara

St. Vincent’s: Langara is a senior’s long-term care facility located in a residential area of Vancouver. The facility is home to residents from a variety of cultural backgrounds, as well as a specialized unit serving adult mental health clients. Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Gift Shop
  • Recreation programs
  • Rehabilitation programs
  • Spiritual Health
  • Mental Health
  • Adaptive Sewing Program
  • Visiting programs
  • Pet Therapy programs-certification required

Visit www.govolunteer.ca for opportunities
Click here to apply!
To contact this site, visit our Contact Us page.

Youville Residence

Youville Residence is a residential care home and a specialized unit (Parkview) serving older adult mental health clients. Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Recreation programs
  • Rehabilitation programs
  • Mental Health/Dementia Care
  • Gift Shop
  • Spiritual Health
  • Bus outings
  • Special events
  • Pet Therapy programs-certification required

Visit www.govolunteer.ca for opportunities
Click here to apply!
To contact this site, visit our Contact Us page.