Join Our Team

Volunteering at HPHA 

The Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance’s (HPHA) more than 450 hospital volunteers and auxiliary members are an invaluable part of the hospital team and play a vital role in supporting care and service.

From the Board Room to the bedside their contributions range from greeting and wayfinding to assisting patients and staff, to fundraising and planning special events!

Become a Volunteer

At HPHA we are committed to recruiting and supporting quality volunteers.

Current volunteer opportunities are posted. If you are interested in any of these positions, please submit an application which can be found within the volunteer opportunity description.

Please note: We welcome volunteers with a background in healthcare but volunteer roles are specific and do not offer an opportunity for you to practice your professional skills. Your role will provide you with an opportunity to experience a Canadian health care environment but will not provide you with an opportunity to practice or develop clinical or technical skills.

What’s Required to Volunteer at HPHA

What’s Required to Volunteer at HPHA

If accepted as an HPHA volunteer, the following must be completed. Please do not complete any of these until an interview with the Corporate Lead Volunteer Services has taken place.

  • Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Occupational Health Review – Pre-placement Health Assessment which includes the completion of a 2-step tuberculosis test and any appropriate laboratory tests and/or immunizations that may be necessary as part of my volunteer service placement.
  • Orientation and training

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic our Volunteer and Auxiliary Program is temporarily suspended to minimize the risk to our volunteers and to further reduce the number of individuals coming into the hospitals.

We look forward to bringing our dedicated volunteers back into our hospitals and rescheduling our community and special events!

Paid Student Opportunities - VSGH Coffee Shop

Student Position at the Volunteers of Stratford General Hospital Coffee Shop
  • Paid student position within the coffee shop at Stratford General Hospital 
  • Part-time hours
  • Please submit resume to Cheryl Hunt (Corporate Lead Volunteer Services) at cheryl.hunt@hpha.ca
  • Deadline for application: November 5, 2021
  • Start date: Immediately 


  • Applicants must be willing weekends with summer availability in summer months.
  • Applicants must have or be willing to obtain a certificate of safe food handling as per Huron Perth Public Health Certification. 
  • Cheerful, helpful, and willing to work within a hospital atmosphere.
  • High school student must be 14 years of age


We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Gift Shops/Boutiques

Learn more about Volunteer and Auxiliary operated Gift Shops/Boutiques!

Contact Information

Cheryl Hunt, Corporate Lead Volunteer Services
Tel: 519-272-8210 ext. 2551 | Email: cheryl.hunt@hpha.ca