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5850/5980 University Ave., Halifax, NS B3K 6R8

Volunteering - How to Get Involved

You can get involved as a volunteer at the IWK

  • By printing and completing the attached application form and returning it by mail to:

    Volunteer Resources
    5850/5980 University Avenue
    P.O. Box 9700
    Halifax, NS B3K 6R8

  • By dropping it off at our office. We are located on the main floor of the women’s site, just down the hall to the left of the Protection Services desk. The office is open Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

  • You can also call us for an application at 902-470-6692.

Applications will be kept on file for three months. Please note that due to the overwhelming support from our community, not all applicants will be contacted for interviews as we have a limited number of positions available.

Volunteers are required to complete a Child Abuse Registry form and a Police Check form at the interview. Applications are processed on a first come first served basis and based on compatibility of free time and scheduling needs.

Attention students: Applications for September may be submitted when you know your academic schedule for the fall as we will need this information for placement purposes.

For more information about Volunteer Opportunities at the IWK Health Centre, please click here


Age requirements are 18 years of age for regular placement, and 14-17 years for our summer program.

Most of our placements are during the weekdays between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. with limited weekend and evening openings.

Volunteers are required to commit to one shift per week (2-3 hours).

A minimum of eight months commitment is required.