Become a Volunteer

Reach out and help!, Develop new skills!, Meet new friends!

Do you have a few hours to spare each week to volunteer?  Auxiliary members are wonderful, friendly people who are essential to our mission of raising money to assist with healthcare needs and in providing care and comfort to patients. We welcome volunteers from teens to seniors. There are a number of ways you can get involved with the Richmond Hospital/Healthcare Auxiliary.  You will have the satisfaction of helping your community and connecting with other volunteers while helping to raise much needed funds to enhance healthcare in Richmond.

At the hospital, our volunteers assist in areas as: ER, Surgical Day Care, Maternity, Cancer Clinic, Ambulatory, Diagnostic Imaging and Mammography and as Navigators. They make a difference to hundreds of people every day!  The Auxiliary also operates a Lottery Booth in the Hospital Lobby. At the Gift and Tuck Shops, our volunteers sell assortment of items for both patients and visitors.

If you are interested in volunteering in an area at the Richmond Hospital, please contact:

Richmond Hospital Volunteer Resources

Terry Krahn, terry.krahn@vch.ca

Coordinator Volunteer Resources

(604) 278-9711 ext. 4731

At the Thrift Shop, our volunteers sort, price, cashier, display merchandise and interact with customers with a smile. Work shifts are flexible ranging from one or more days a week and 3-6 hour shifts. Many of our volunteers speak a second language such as French, Mandarin, Spanish, Dutch, etc.

If you are interested in volunteering at the Thrift Shop, please fill out a Volunteer Application Form or visit the shop at 3731 Chatham Street to pick one up.

Volunteer Application Form, Click Here


  • Satisfaction helping the community
  • Meeting new friends
  • Contributing and developing new skills
  • Connecting with other Richmond Hospital volunteers
  • Opportunities to hold a Board or Council Member position
  • Educational conferences and training provided by the British Columbia Association of Healthcare Auxiliaries (BCAHA) at Regional and Provincial levels.

Remember, you can pick your days, your hours and the place you want to work. Come and join our awesome crew of volunteers!

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