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Becoming a Volunteer at Mount Sinai Hospital

Before exploring this exciting opportunity to help within Mount Sinai Hospital, please review the basic guidelines and expectations listed below. Please refer to our FAQ section should you have any questions.

  • AGE

    Volunteers must be 16 years of age or older.

  • TIME

    Volunteers are required to contribute at least one half-day (4 hours) per week. We require a minimum commitment of 4 months (longer is preferred). Note that there are no evening or weekend shifts.


    For the protection of our patients, staff and volunteers, all volunteers are required to complete a medical declaration stating that they are free of communicable disease. Successful applicants will be required to provide proof of vaccinations and complete a two-step TB test that may have costs associated with it. Note that only successful candidates will receive the medical declaration form.


    Volunteers are required to purchase a non-returnable vest for $25.00 (cash only). Please note that Mount Sinai does not reimburse for these costs.


    We have a very large program for University and Cooperative Education High School students. Co-op students will need to be referred to our department via their schools. If not applying as a co-op student, due to the nature of our shifts (morning/afternoon), high school schedules are not able to be accommodated during the academic year. If you are not able to complete a co-op placement here, high school students are encouraged to apply for our summer program so they can commit a minimum of 1-2 full days during the week for the entire duration of the summer. Because of the minimum 4 month commitment requirement and the screening involved, we cannot accommodate the 40 hour Community Service requirement of the Ministry of Education.


    While we are pleased to accept applicants from trained clinical professionals, we remind such applicants that they would be helping within a volunteer capacity and as such cannot perform duties that are outside of the regular non-clinical volunteer roles. 


    Volunteers are not permitted to perform the functions of a regulated professional, including but not limited to Physiotherapy, Phlebotomy, Medical Lab Technician, etc.

How to Apply

Please note we consider applications in the order in which they are received and during busy intake periods, response time may be delayed. Please see the "Volunteer Opportunities" section for deadline details.

Please ensure you meet the basic requirements in order to be considered for a volunteer placement.

Download and complete the full application package here: Application and Reference Forms. The reference form must be completed by either professional or academic (not a family member or a friend). 

To submit your application, you may drop it off in-person to the Volunteer Resources department (located at 60 Murray Street, Level 1 – Room 023).  Alternatively, you can submit your application package electronically at [email protected] .

Applications will only be considered if they include all of the following:

  1. Application
  2. Reference Forms (two required)
  3. Resume
  4. Cover Letter