Bridgepoint Health

How to Become a Volunteer

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Requirements

To be a Bridgepoint Active Healthcare Volunteer, you must:

  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Be fluent in English (any additional languages would be an asset)
  • Possess excellent communication (written and verbal), active listening, and interpersonal skills
  • Be a representative of our purpose and values


Volunteers in Gym


 

Commitment

General Volunteer Program

A minimum of  6 months (1 session – minimum of 2-4 hours per week)

Please note our greatest need for volunteers is weekdays during the day time. Volunteer opportunities on evenings and weekends are limited.

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.


 

Application Process

Volunteering at Bridgepoint is a valued commitment. Before you apply, please note that it can take up to eight weeks to process, interview and register a new volunteer.

Step 1: Download and complete the online application package

a. Application Package consists of:

  1. Application Form
  2. Two Reference Forms:
    • Referees should know you for a minimum of one year and cannot be lawyers, doctors or friends and family members.
    • Suggested referees include employers, supervisors, coaches, or teachers

b. Applications must include a resume

c. To submit your application, click HERE to apply online or email to volunteering.assistant@sinaihealth.ca*

* Applicants must include all three components (application form, reference forms, and resume) to be considered.

Step 2: Applicants will be contacted upon receipt of application*

* While all applications are reviewed, due to the volume of applications we receive; only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Applications will remain on file for 3 months.

Step 3: Attend a scheduled in-person interview


 

What happens after I am accepted?

Step 1: Complete a Medical Form* with your family physician or at a walk-in clinic

  • All candidates must show proof of immunity to:  
    • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
    • Varicella (Chicken Pox)
    • 2-Step TB Skin Test

* Bridgepoint Active Healthcare does not cover any costs associated with the health immunization process.

Please note, volunteers must be cleared by our Occupational Health and Safety team prior to their first volunteer session

Step 2: Complete documentation process and attend an intake meeting

  1. Sign and date all mandatory documents
  2. Complete the following mandatory training quizzes:
    • Accessible Customer Service
    • WHMIS
    • Occupational Health and Safety (Bill 168)
    • Personal Protective Equipment Guidelines and Quiz
  3. Receive a Photo ID Badge and volunteer uniform. Volunteer uniforms are purchased for $25.00 (non-refundable). Summer students must wear T-Shirts which are purchased for $15.00 (non-refundable). Uniform and ID Badge must be worn while on duty

 

Step 3: Attend an orientation session and training session for your volunteer role

 


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