“The Power of One, The Value of Many”
The volunteers of the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital are important members of the Hospital Team and are instrumental in supporting the programs and services provided to patients, families, visitors and staff. Volunteers also perform a number of fundraising events to purchase medical equipment and provide financial support for other hospital services, programs and initiatives.
There are over 200 caring and dedicated volunteers who make a positive and lasting impression on patients, families, visitors and staff. Volunteers share a common commitment of making a meaningful contribution to the Hospital and the community in which they live.
Services Performed by Volunteers at the Hospital
Volunteers contribute in a wide range of areas in the Hospital that include patient support services, revenue generating programs, customer service, and clerical support.
- Patient Support Services: Volunteers contribute directly to the quality of life and standard of care provided to patients by providing support and assistance on nursing units, day hospital, and palliative care.
- Revenue Generating Programs: Volunteers assist and serve customers in the gift shop, sell HELPP lottery tickets, and host a number of fundraising events.
- Customer Service: Volunteers provide support and direction to out-patients, families and visitors in a number of locations in the Hospital. Clerical Support: Volunteers assist in administrative departments and perform clerical functions that assist staff in all areas of the Hospital.
Volunteers may volunteer several times a week, once a month, or at special auxiliary fundraising socials and events – it is the volunteer’s decision.
All of our volunteers are also required to join either the GWM or Smiths Falls Auxiliary unless you are a student. A small fee is required for membership on a yearly basis.
How to Become a Volunteer at the Hospital
If you would like to become a volunteer contact:
Tanya Gray, Smiths Falls Site
(613) 283-2330 ext. 1132
Angela McLean, GWM (Perth) Site
(613) 267-1500 ext. 4265