Step 1 – Applying
Volunteer applications are accepted electronically or in-person.
- Electronic: Visit eRecruit, Eastern Health's online recruiting web page, to view current volunteer opportunities and submit your volunteer application electronically. (Under 'Vacancy Categories' click on 'Volunteer Opportunities' - located on the bottom left corner of the page.)
- In-person: Submit the completed volunteer application form to the volunteer resources office at the site which you are interested in volunteering.
Two references are also required. Submit a completed reference form with your application or bring one with you to the interview.
For further information about volunteer opportunities or the application process, contact the volunteer resources office (PDF) at the site you are interested in volunteering.
Step 2 - Interview
Once your application has been received, you will be contacted for an interview. The interview is an opportunity to find out more about you and your interests and for you to ask questions about volunteering at Eastern Health.
Step 3 – Background Checks
All individuals who apply for volunteer placements at Eastern Health are required to provide a satisfactory certificate of conduct (e.g. criminal record check and vulnerable sector check) issued within the last 6 months. There is no cost to volunteers to have this completed.
For volunteers interested in volunteering at a St. John’s health care facility, the certificate of conduct is completed by the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC). You can also contact the volunteer office (PDF) for full details on how to obtain this check.
For volunteers interested in volunteering at a health care facility in Rural Avalon, Clarenville, Bonavista or Burin, the certificate of conduct is completed by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). Please contact your local RCMP office or the volunteer office in your area (PDF) for full details on how to obtain this check.
Step 4 – Health Screening
Health screening for health care workers (including volunteers) is a requirement of the Public Health Agency of Canada. All individuals who apply for volunteer placements at Eastern Health are required to undergo health screening. Do not proceed with the health screening process until meeting with the volunteer coordinator.
Step 5 - The Volunteer Placement
When a successful match is made between your interests/abilities and an available position, the coordinator will offer you a volunteer placement. If you decide to accept this placement, the coordinator will discuss a start date with you.
Step 6 - Orientation & Training
Prior to starting your volunteer placement, you must complete a volunteer orientation. The coordinator or designate will give you a general orientation to the volunteer office (lockers, signing in/out, etc.,) the organization, its applicable policies and procedures and other pertinent information you will need to know while volunteering.
You are now ready to begin volunteering!