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Volunteering at Markham Stouffville Hospital

Markham Stouffville Hospital has a rich history of community support and involvement on many levels. When the hospital opened in March 1990, over 700 volunteers were on board, working alongside the staff and physicians to welcome patients and their families.

Volunteers bring a wealth of knowledge, skills and experience to the Hospital community; one of the principle social institutions in Markham. The volunteers also represent the multi-cultural mosaic of our community; and that reality is intricately woven into the cultural fabric of Markham Stouffville Hospital.

An integral part of the Hospital health team, volunteers are an extension of our staff, and assist staff in providing safe, high quality supplementary care to our patients and their families. Volunteers play many roles: they provide clerical assistance, patient support, excellent customer service, and often become involved in fundraising activities.

The Community Resources Department is the central hub for the recruitment of volunteers at the hospital. Our department consists of:

  • An adult Volunteer Program
  • A student Volunteer Program
  • A community-based Education Program (High School), in partnership with the York Region District School Board

Learn more about each program by clicking on the link in the left menu.