Volunteer in Nanaimo

The Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (NRGH) and Dufferin Place are health care facilities operated by Island Health. NRGH is the largest hospital in the area and is a regional referral centre for much of the central Island Health region. Dufferin Place is a 150-bed residential care Facility and most of its residents are seniors.

Learn more about Nanaimo Regional General Hospital, Dufferin Place, and the Nanaimo Health Unit on our facility pages.

How to Apply

Follow the steps to become a volunteer to learn more about volunteering with us.

Complete the Island Health Volunteer Resources Application Form Nanaimo (PDF), and two of the Nanaimo Reference Form (PDF)  or complete the Step Up Youth Program NRGH Application (PDF) and submit by one of the following options:

  1. Email NRGHVolunteerIntake@viha.ca
  2. Print and mail to:
    Manager, Volunteer Resources
    Nanaimo Regional General Hospital
    B021-1200 Dufferin Crescent
    Nanaimo, B.C. V9S 2B7

Volunteer Opportunities

Learn more about Volunteer Opportunities at Island Health Nanaimo  (PDF)

"Hugging Program"

Please note that at this time Island Health’s volunteer "hugging program" is full. There is currently a substantial wait list of internal candidates who are already volunteering with Island Health and wish to be considered for this program in the future.  To volunteer for another Island Health program, please refer to http://www.viha.ca/volunteer_resources.  To learn more about how you can support the Huggies® No Baby Unhugged® initiative and the benefits of hugging, visit nobabyunhugged.ca.

Step Up Youth Program

The Step Up Youth Program is now accepting applications for the September 2018 intake. Please note the volunteer program runs from September to June.