There are volunteer opportunities available across Mental Health and Addictions service sites, including, but not limited to:
- Hillsborough Hospital
- QEH (Unit 9)
- Inpatient Mental Health Unit at Prince County Hospital (Summerside)
- the Provincial Addictions Treatment Facility (Mount Herbert)
- and other Community Mental Health and Addictions or Transitional Services sites.
“We need volunteers at mental health and addictions facilities to help support clients and families,” says David Olaitan. “Also, our healthcare staff are working around the clock, especially at this unprecedented time with the challenges around COVID-19, so we need more volunteers. We are very grateful to those who volunteer many hours and contribute to our healthcare system.
“Volunteer hours can be used towards earning a bursary and are a great addition to a resumé. If you plan to work in healthcare, volunteer experience in a mental health facility is an advantage when applying for work.”.
Volunteer opportunities could involve being at the hospital and directing people to where they need to go, helping clients at Occupational Therapy with their daily activities, accompanying patients to the gym or outside on the grounds for walks, and providing friendship, companionship, and conversation
To get involved, email [email protected] or call 902-330-5515 or 902-358-5413.
Visit https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en and search for the facility you would like to volunteer with.
Print out the application form, fill it out, and mail or drop it off at the Volunteer Services office at the Hillsborough Hospital.