Summer Volunteer Opportunities

Summer Volunteer Opportunities
Organization NamePosition TypesDurationGreat ForRegion and Location(s)Ad Online SinceApplication Deadline
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Arts / Crafts
  • Childcare
  • Social Work
Short term (Less than 6 months)
  • Youth (ages 13-18)
  • Ontario - Toronto
  • Ontario - Totonto
  • Ontario - Metro Toronto Area - Toronto

Job description:

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital is Canada's largest children's rehabilitation hospital.  Serving children with a wide range of disabilities, including brain and spinal cord injuries, cerebral palsy, autism, epilepsy, and genetic disorders, we pioneer treatments, technologies, therapies and real-world programs that give children with disabilities the tools to participate fully in life.

Our vision is to create a world of possibility for kids with disabilities.

Our Volunteer Experience: Gain experience volunteering in client-based programs, helping children with special needs participate in activities to the best of their ability.

Schedule details:

A commitment of 5 full day shifts per week for July or August OR 5 half day shifts per week for both July and August is required to become a summer volunteer. If you have part-time availability, we also encourage you to apply for our evening and weekend programs (spaces are limited). You must be able to complete all mandatory online and in-person orientations and trainings.

Training Provided:

Volunteers receive in person Simulation Training to prepare them to work with the client population. There are also online modules for organizational policies such as emergency procedures and accessibility training.

Supervision/mentoring provided:

Volunteers are supervised by staff including clinicians and program leaders (e.g. Life Skills Coach, Therapeutic Recreation Specialist/Assistant, Water Safety Instructor, RN/RPN, Arts Animator). Staff members provide volunteers with relevant client information, additional in-person training, and performance feedback on an ongoing basis, and are responsible for responding in the event of an urgent situation (e.g. first aid, behaviour management, etc.)

Fees to be paid by the candidate (i.e. fundraising required, travel, housing, etc)

A 2 step TB test and immunization screening report is required. Cost may be associated with this screening. A specific form is given to volunteers at the interview stage. A Vulnerable Sector screening is required. Cost is typically associated with this screening (generally $20-50, depending on home police service location).


Hands-on experience working with a health care team to help children and youth participate in activities to the best of their ability. Opportunity to practice communication and rapport-building skills with clients in a health care setting. Volunteers participate in an evaluation process with their supervisors and receive valuable performance feedback. References provided on request to volunteers who complete the minimum commitment and perform well in their role.


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