Volunteer Roles & Time Commitment

What do volunteers do at Kingston General Hospital? Volunteer placements fall into one of three general categories:

Direct Patient Care

  • Provide diversion and support
  • Assist at meal time
  • Play piano or other musical instruments
  • Serve refreshments to patients on dialysis
  • Provide support and information to patients receiving treatment at the Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario

Liaison and Information

  • Welcome patients and families to Kingston General Hospital and the Cancer Centre  of Southeastern Ontario
  • Provide information and directions to the families of patients arriving at our Emergency department and Intensive Care Units

Supporting KGH Auxiliary Retail Services

  • Sales and replenish supplies in the Tuck Shop and Gift Shop
  • Sell refreshments from a coffee cart in our out­patient clinics, the Emergency department waiting area, and the Operating Room waiting area
  • Sell break­-open and Ontario Lottery & Gaming Association (OLG) tickets to staff, patients and visitors at the Lottery Booth
  • Café Host
  • To learn more about the KGH Auxiliary, click here.

At the time of placement, volunteers will receive the list of current vacant shifts to review. To see a complete list of volunteer opportunities at KGH, and the shift days and times that coincide with them, click here.


Click here for details on the expected time commitment.