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:

Ambulatory Care 

Greet and welcome patients, assist patients as needed and complete a variety of clerical tasks. 

Day Surgery

Greet and welcome patients, assist patients as needed and complete a variety of clerical tasks.

Diagnostic Imaging

Greet and welcome patients, assist with registration process and wayfinding. 

Emergency Department

Assist patients and families in the waiting room and department. 

Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP)

HELP is a volunteer-based program designed to prevent confusion and deconditioning for elder patients in hospital.  Volunteers engage patients in targeted interaction tasks designed to assist patients in achieving a successful recovery and return back home. For more information, please contact Jackie Doyle, Elder Life Specialist at 519.352.6401 x 6340 or jdoyle [at] ckha [dot] on [dot] ca

Information Desk  

Greet people entering the hospital and direct to the appropriate registration or admitting areas. Provide information and directions. 


Assist with providing emotional support to patients. Assist with clerical duties including photocopying, filing and delivering reports. 

Special Events and Fundraising 

Assist with special events and fundraising for Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation. For more information, please contact Tyler Mercer at 519.352.6401 x 2218 or tmercer [at] ckha [dot] on [dot] ca.  


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

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

Kathryn Kielstra
Volunteer Resource Specialist 
519.352.6401 x 6485
kkielstra [at] ckha [dot] on [dot] ca

Patient Advisors 

CKHA is also seeking Patient Advisors to join our team. Patient Advisors work closely with Quality/Risk & Patient Safety, the Patient Experience Community Advisory 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.

For more information about becoming a Patient Advisor at CKHA, please contact our Patient Relations Specialist. 

Taryn McGregor-Van Hooren
Patient Relations Specialist 
519.352.6401 x 6418
patientrelations [at] ckha [dot] on [dot] ca 

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