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Volunteer Application Process & Deadline
What do We Look for in an Applicant?
When assessing applications, we first narrow the field to complete and accurate applications that offer a glimpse of the volunteers personality and highlight what qualities the applicant would bring to the patient experience. We then look for applicants whose experience, interest and availability matches our current vacancies.
For Student Volunteers, we look for students that are able to manage the application process on their own as well as manage their own schedule. Part of demonstrating this maturity is communicating on your own behalf whether by phone, email or in person. We do not discuss applications, interviews or placements with anyone other than the applicant. For parents or guardians wishing more information about a student's progress, we ask that you speak with your student as we are not able to provide you with that information.
What Should You Consider before Applying?
When preparing an application, please consider your ability to fully commit to the program and the patients at Mackenzie Health. We enforce a very high standard for attendance and punctuality. Volunteers in this program must be able to maintain their commitment to their volunteer placement even during periods of heavy school workload and exams.
Adult Application Process
ADULT applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis. The commitment for the Adult program is a minimum of 6 months. This application is for anyone NOT attending school in September. Applicants may be contacted for an interview anywhere within 6 months of their application.
School Year 2018 Student Application Process
STUDENT applications for high school students will be accepted ONLY between August 27th to September 9th, 2018. Applications received outside of this period will not be considered. Do not use the adult application portal if you are a student your application will NOT be considered.
The selection process and interview invitations will take place between September 10th to September 21st, 2018. Screening forms are handed to successful candidates after the interview.
Required screenings include:
- Vulnerable sector check - volunteer's cost $30
- Health screening (Tuberculosis screening, immunity screening for Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Varicella) - volunteer's cost will vary based on their personal physician's fee schedule
- Completion of online education courses as assigned by Mackenzie Health
- Two written references (forms provided)
- Successful candidates must provide a $30 refundable deposit for a uniform, photo ID badge and parking pass.