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Volunteer requirements:

Volunteering at Holland Bloorview is a commitment. Our clients rely on you, the volunteer, to participate in programs. These are the requirements to volunteer at Holland Bloorview:

  • At least 16 years of age (or 15 years of age with previous FIRST Robotics experience for the Robotics program only)
  • Previous experience working with children and/or persons with disabilities preferred
  • A positive attitude and willingness to try new things


A commitment of 1 shift per week (approximately 3 hours a week) until the program end date, typically in June (a minimum of 75 hours) is required to volunteer in our full year/school year placement at Holland Bloorview. Volunteer shifts occur at the same time and day each week, including during exam periods.

You must be able to complete all mandatory online and in-person orientations and trainings.

Application deadline:

The deadline to submit your application for first-round consideration will be updated at a later date.     

Please watch this page for information regarding the application process for this volunteer opportunity.  Further information will be made available in July 2022.

We thank all applicants for their interest. Please note that submitting an application does not guarantee a volunteer position. We will be contacting only those applicants selected for an interview. In the event that a suitable volunteer position is not available at the time your application is received, your application will be retained for a period of 1 year, and will be reviewed periodically as volunteer positions become open.

Current opportunities:

Due to COVID-19, volunteer opportunities in client programs will be limited during the 2022-2023 school year. Volunteers must participate in the hospital's active screening process and personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements. Volunteers may be required to wear a mask and goggles/face shield for the duration of a volunteer shift. Appropriate PPE and training will be provided by the hospital. 


***COVID-19 VACCINATION POLICY UPDATE***As of September 2021, Holland Bloorview has implemented a vaccine mandate policy, in unison with The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and CHEO. The vaccine mandate applies to staff, volunteers, learners, and contractors.  For more information, please click here.