Application Process for Adults and Post-Secondary Students

To become a volunteer at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) or Children’s Hospital (CH), you must complete the application process listed below. 

We accept applications year-round; however, there are application deadlines for post-secondary students. If you are a post-secondary student, please review the information below, before you start the application process. All adult applicants can proceed to Step 1.

Please note the application deadlines for post-secondary student applications.

Placements for academic year (September to April)

  • Completed applications and fall/winter availability are due by August 1
  • Applications received after August 1 will be automatically considered for the Spring/Summer term (May-August).

Placements for Spring/Summer (May to August)

  • Completed applications and summer availability are due by April 1.

How to Apply

Step 1

Step 2

  • Send the Volunteer Reference Form to your two references, who will submit their completed forms directly to Volunteer Services. 
    • Please note: References are not accepted directly from the applicant.

Step 3

  • Once the two references have been received, your application will be reviewed to determine where your skills, interests, and availability may be best suited. 
  • Please note that most of our shifts are Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., so limited availability during these times impacts our ability to place you.

Step 4

  • Once your application is reviewed, you may be contacted to discuss the opportunity to arrange a personal interview with a Volunteer Resource Associate.

Important to Note

  • We keep applications on file for six months, so please contact Volunteer Services with any updates to your application such as reference, availability, and address change or to check the status of your application.
  • If you are a post-secondary student, please also contact us with your updated class schedule upon change of term if you have not already been contacted for an interview.