Benefits of Volunteering

​Our Vision:

To provide a culture of excellence that supports meaningful volunteer engagement that in turn provides exceptional experiences for our patients, volunteers and staff. At University Health Network, we realize that practicing exceptional medicine and providing exceptional patient care means having exceptional people. Volunteers are an integral part of our remarkable teams that focus on providing exceptional, individualized health care experiences for patients and families. They help us achieve our goal of transforming health care for our patients, community and the world.

People of all ages and walks of life volunteer at UHN as we offer an array of opportunities to use and share existing skills, learn new skills, meet new people and truly make a difference in the lives of our patients and families. As a volunteer at UHN, you will be a member of a committed inter-professional health care team focused on delivering exceptional, individualized patient experiences, innovative interventions, clinical practices and collaborative learning in one of the largest hospitals in Canada.

At UHN, we value the enthusiasm, dedication, and commitment our volunteers give to our patients and programs. We know time is a precious commodity and we want to show our appreciation for all they do by recognizing their hard work and efforts by:

  • Providing volunteers with a space they can call their own. A Volunteer Lounge where they can come, have a coffee, meet other volunteers, and store their personal belongings while on shift
  • All volunteers are invited to attend regular Lunch and Learns, Workshops and Educations Events
  • Annual National Volunteer Week events
  • The opportunity to apply for the Medical Staff Association (MSA) bursary award
  • Access to low cost and promotional tickets for events and attractions
  • 10% off UHN Gift shops – just show your volunteer ID badge
  • Social and professional networking
  • Letters of reference (after completing the minimum commitment)
  • Acquire new skills, knowledge, and experience in a healthcare setting
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