High School Students (summer program)

Student Volunteers at LHSC

LHSC welcomes approximately 30 high school student volunteers to the hospital each summer. It is a great opportunity for students who are interested in learning about the hospital and giving back to the community. 

Applicant Eligibility

We look for students 16 years of age or older who are available for a minimum of 7 weeks of the summer. The summer program begins at the end of June and runs through to Labour Day weekend. 

Timeline (typical*)

* We appreciate your interest in volunteering and are hopeful that we will be able to run our high school volunteer program for summer 2021. While we wait to see if the program will proceed, we are happy to accept applications in preparation for recruitment. Applications are accepted via email or mail.

March 15 Application available online
March 15 to May 15

Applications accepted.

Application form and references must be received by May 15.

May 16 to mid-June

Applications reviewed in order of date received.

Applicant availability and our scheduling needs are key factors.

Mid to late June

Interviews conducted.

Due to the number of applications received from high school students and the limited number of positions available throughout the summer, we apologize that we may not be able to meet with all applicants.

Last week of June/first week of July Summer volunteering begins.
Labour Day weekend Summer volunteering ends.

Application Process:

Note: Applications have closed for Summer 2021 and will re-open during March Break 2022. 

  1. Print the summer student application form, complete it, then send the form via email to Volunteer_Services@lhsc.on.ca or mail to your preferred location.
  2. Send the volunteer reference form to your two references who will submit their forms directly to Volunteer Services (references are not accepted directly from the applicant). Once the two references have been received, your application will be reviewed to determine where your skills, interests, talents and availability may be best suited. Please note: Both references must be received for your application to be considered complete.