Volunteers provide supplemental services to staff, patients and families at all hospitals. At Chatham-Kent Health Alliance (CKHA), you will see volunteers throughout the building escorting patients from one department to another or assisting staff in nursing units, outpatient programs, rehabilitation services, pastoral care and many other areas. You will recognize our volunteers by their name badges and unique volunteer uniforms.

Volunteers at CKHA are an integral part of the circle of care for our patients and are truly respected and appreciated. We welcome your interest in joining our team

Volunteer Requirements

  • Three to four hour commitment a week
  • Completed and submitted application form 
  • Interview with CKHA’s Volunteer Resource Specialist 
  • Health review, provided by CKHA
  • Police check
  • Attendance at a half-day general orientation
  • Job training will be provided 


Are you interested in volunteering at CKHA?  We are currently recruiting volunteers for the following positions or programs:

General Volunteer Pool 

Volunteer applications are currently being accepted for various departments including: Information Desk, Surgery, Day Surgery, Ambulatory Care, Continuing Care, Emergency Department, Oncology and Boutique Grand & Serendipity gift shops.

Apply online to be a volunteer through our Adult or Youth application forms or use the printable application.

Patient Advisors 

Patient Advisors work closely with Quality/Risk & Patient Safety, the Patient Experience Council and committees/groups in which they participate to influence hospital decisions. For more information on the role of a Patient Advisor, please click here.

Apply online to be a Patient Advisor through our online form or use the printable application.

Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP)  

Elderly patients are at a high risk of being sedentary and confused while in hospital. HELP is a volunteer-based program designed to prevent confusion and deconditioning for elder patients in hospital.  Once trained by CKHA’s Elder Life Specialist, volunteers will engage patients in targeted interaction tasks designed to assist patients in achieving a successful recovery and return back home. For more information, click here, or contact Jackie Doyle, Elder Life Specialist at 519.352.6401 x 6340 or jdoyle [at] ckha [dot] on [dot] ca

 Apply online to be a HELP Volunteer through our online form.

For more information about volunteering at CKHA, please contact our Volunteer Resource Specialist. 

Sue Pepper
Volunteer Resource Specialist 
519.352.6401 x 6485
spepper [at] ckha [dot] on [dot] ca

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