To become a UHN volunteer requires commitment. You must meet the following general criteria:
Things to keep in mind
Internationally Trained Medical Professionals
Individuals seeking employment at UHN
Year Round Volunteer Program
Summer Volunteer Program
The Summer Program accepts students, Secondary and College/University, who wish to gain volunteer experience during the summer months. Volunteers must apply before the cut-off date listed on the website and be completely screened and ready to begin in April.
The Summer Program runs for 4 months between May and August and requires the following
Cooperative Education (Co-op) is a unique learning opportunity for students which integrates academic study with practical experience in the workplace. The University Health Network has a long-standing partnership with the Toronto District School Board and a certified co-op teacher is on-site during the school day. The on-site co-op teacher is responsible for communicating with schools, students and the hospital staff to arrange appropriate placements and assist students with the program procedures.
Students participating in the Co-op program have the opportunity to explore the varied careers within a hospital setting. They develop transferable skills and increasing awareness of workplace demands and needs in a busy healthcare environment. Students earn credits for their work experience related to the school curriculum.
Student schedules vary: half, full, consecutive or alternate days for one semester (4 months) or a full school year. Placement shifts are generally a minimum of three hours. Times are coordinated between the teacher and supervisor.
Safety instruction is the joint responsibility of the school, the placement and the student. Students must comply with all the safety standards at the workplace. A Co-op Student Orientation is mandatory for all students before beginning the co-op placement.
A Workplace Education Agreement is completed and signed for each student. It outlines the placement duration, hours, location and WSIB coverage provided by the school board. Toronto District School Board maintains liability insurance coverage for Co-op students participating in programs authorized by the Board including University Health Network.
It is recommended that students research the facilities at UHN and the various types of available placements before applying.
The supervisor can expect full support and assistance as the teacher monitors throughout the placement period. The goal of Cooperative Education is to ensure the mutually beneficial partnership among the training supervisor, teacher, and student.
For further information about cooperative education, please contact your school guidance, or cooperative education department.