Volunteer Service Opportunities

Members of WAV provide a wide variety of volunteer services at SickKids.  There is a diverse selection of volunteer opportunities including:

  • 5Fifty5 ShopWork in the shop as a salesperson, stocker, merchandiser, buyer, sewer or knitter. 
  • Baby Gift BagsAssemble and distribute gift bags for new teen mothers and their babies through the hospital’s Young Families Program.
  • Bravery BeadsDeliver Bravery Beads to inpatient units and other storage areas in the hospital using the Bravery Bead Cart (flexible hours). 
  • Clinic 9: Spend time with patients and siblings while providing play-based activities as well as caregiver relief. 
  • Family Centre: Work with staff to run the book circulation desk, read to children at story time, help with craft activities and take the mobile book cart to inpatient units. 
  • Haematology/Oncology Outpatient ClinicSpend time with patients and siblings while providing play-based activities as well as caregiver relief. 
  • Main Information DeskProvide information and directions to families and visitors to SickKids in a welcoming way. 
  • Orthopaedic ClinicAssist the clinic staff by keeping families informed of wait times and by helping children and families pass the time by talking and playing with children. 
  • PlayParkWork with Registered Childhood Educators to provide siblings of inpatients and clinic patients a safe and nurturing environment.
  • Poster Express and DecalsTake the Poster Express and Decal cart to inpatient units to exchange posters and decorate rooms with decals (flexible hours). 
  • Seasonal Services: Join volunteer committees working on seasonal activities like the Silent Auction, Christmas Tree Gifts and Holiday Cards.
  • Surgical Waiting RoomVolunteers are the liaison between families whose children are having surgery and Peri-Operative Care Unit staff. The Surgical Waiting Room operates year-round and volunteers commit to a five-hour shift either in the morning or afternoon. 

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