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Volunteer with us

Our volunteers are essential to our vision of giving all kids the best chance to live a long and healthy life.

 

stolllery volunteers preparing gift bags at cub cinema event

By donating your time and talents, you help us keep the cost of fundraising down, which means more of the funds we raise go to supporting world-class care for Stollery kids and their families. Volunteering with us is also a great way for you to meet new people, develop skills and have fun!

Whether you’re looking to offer event support, help with community outreach, volunteer in the Hospital or lend a hand with office administration, we have opportunities for you.

Looking to volunteer at the Stollery Children’s Hospital through Alberta Health Services?

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What happens next?

Once you submit your application, it will be reviewed by our volunteer engagement team.

After we’ve reviewed your application and we’ve accepted you into our program, we’ll email you a PIN number so you can log in to your Volgistics profile to start browsing our opportunities and signing up for shifts.

If you’re a returning volunteer who has already received a PIN number, sign in to Volgistics by clicking the button below.

Volgistics

FAQ

By donating your time and talents, you help us keep the cost of fundraising down, which means more of the funds we raise go to supporting world-class care for kids and youth at the Stollery.

We offer age-appropriate opportunities for volunteers 14 years of age and older. A parent or guardian may be required to volunteer with teens ages 14 and 15.

We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities to match your skills, availability and interests, including event support, community outreach, Hospital outreach and administrative support.

Foundation volunteer opportunities at the Hospital remain on hold due to the pandemic.

We have many signature and partnerships throughout the year that require events support:

Corus Radiothon – January

Stollery Family Day Classic – February

Teddy Bear Fun Fest – May

Cub Cinema – June (time of year is subject to change)

Simply Supper Lemonade Stand Day – August

Snowflake Gala – December

No. You can volunteer for as many hours as fits your schedule.

Our Foundation’s values include accountability, energy, respect, inclusiveness, altruism and leadership. In keeping with our values, we look for volunteers who are dedicated, reliable and enthusiastic about making a difference for Stollery kids and their families.

Yes, we ask for two references (work-related or personal — not family) on our online application form.

We require a Police Information Check (PIC), including a vulnerable sector search for certain roles such as selling raffle tickets and for all Hospital outreach opportunities (when these opportunities become available again post-pandemic). If a PIC is required for your role, you are responsible for obtaining the check and paying the associated fee. Once obtained, PICs are valid with our Foundation for three years. Once you have successfully joined our volunteer program, please email our volunteer engagement team to obtain a letter of intent to volunteer.

Approved applicants will receive an email with login information to our online volunteer portal, Volgistics. You may browse our volunteer opportunities and schedule yourself for shifts.

Yes. General orientations are offered once per month and we recommend volunteers sign up once they have joined our program. Our orientations are held online. To sign up for an upcoming general orientation session, please log in to your Volgistics volunteer profile and select a date — indicated by ‘help wanted’ bubbles.

You do not need to attend a general orientation before volunteering — it’s recommended that you attend within four months of joining the program.

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