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St. Joseph's Care Group

Careers & Volunteering

Volunteer Services

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Volunteers at St. Joseph's Care Group are an integral and valued part of the care provided to the clients and residents we serve. We have almost 400 dedicated volunteers who contribute over 26,000 hours of volunteering each year! Our volunteers are engaged in meaningful ways that reflect their various skills, abilities, needs and backgrounds.

Volunteer Services adheres to the Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement, including ten standards of practice for engaging and managing volunteers safely and effectively.

Volunteer Opportunities

Visit this Volunteer Opportunities page to learn more about the positions we offer.

High School Cooperative Education Placements

Youth volunteer with member of Elks Clown Band
Youth volunteer with member of Elks Clown Band

We offer a variety of High School Cooperative Education placements at many of our sites, including St. Joseph's Hospital, Hogarth Riverview Manor and St. Joseph's Heritage. Students interested in Cooperative Education opportunities can speak directly to their Cooperative Education teacher.

Why Volunteer?

Our volunteers tell us the biggest reward comes from helping others. Other benefits of volunteering include:

  • Contribute to SJCG Mission, Vison and Values
  • Connect and contribute to your community
  • Learn personal, work and leadership skills
  • Gain experience in a healthcare setting
  • Attend SJCG sponsored training and events
  • Enhance your mental and physical health
  • Build friendships, connections and networks
  • Enjoy fulfillment and a sense of purpose
  • Reference for volunteering may be available after 6 months of service

How Do I Volunteer?

Interested in joining our volunteer team? Apply here.

Individuals who speak a second language, including French, Finnish, Italian, Ojibway, Cree, Oji-Cree, etc. are encouraged to apply.

Upon request, accommodations due to a disability are available throughout the selection process.

If you have any questions, contact Volunteer Services at or (807) 768-4448.


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