Post secondary students

We have different application intake processes for post-secondary students depending on their expected length of stay in Kingston.

For those who live in Kingston on a year-round basis and/or can make at least a 12 month commitment, we accept applications anytime.

If you are only in Kingston for the Fall & Winter terms, our application deadline is March 31. We hold interviews in April so students can process and submit the follow up documentation over the summer and be ready to attend hospital orientation and be placed and trained before the end of September. Applications received after the deadline will be filed for one year for possible future consideration.

While our minimum expected commitment is 6 months, we do recruit students for the spring/summer terms who can commit from the beginning of May to the end of August.   
Please refer to the steps on our Become a volunteer page for more details on the full application process and to print the required forms.  

If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact the Volunteer Services office at 613-548-2359 Monday-Friday 8am-4pm or email us at














“Volunteering as part of the FAVORS program in the ER has been great. It has been a very rewarding experience, especially knowing that I can help make a difference just by talking with the patients to help alleviate the anxiety that they may feel. 
As volunteers, I feel that we play an important role in helping meet the patient’s needs especially when things get really busy.”
Daniel Li
KGH Volunteer since 2011


“I'm sure my experiences and leadership positions I've taken at KGH played a big part in my receiving the award [scholarship], and I just wanted to thank you again for giving me the opportunity to volunteer with KGH these past 4 years. It was a pleasure.”
Jimmy Peng
KGH volunteer 2006 – 2011