Volunteering Frequently Asked Questions

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  1. I am thinking about volunteering. What should I consider?

    First, assess if you have time available to commit to volunteering. Think about your interests, skills and/or career plans - this will help you decide where you might volunteer. Also, consider if you like to work independently or as part of a team. Please click the link to see how volunteers can make a positive impact on patients, clients and families every day.How Volunteers make a positve Impact.

  2. Is there a time commitment?

    We want to meet your needs by accommodating your busy schedule; however, we would ask that you commit to a minimum of (30) Thirty hours within a (6) Six month time frame which generally works out to (2) or (3) shifts per month. Most volunteers find they enjoy volunteering with the Saskatchewan Health Authority and choose to stay longer than the required time commitment!

  3. What is the process to volunteer?

    Click here for information on the process to volunteer.

  4. Is there a volunteer program to cuddle babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and how do I register to become a baby cuddler?  Yes we have volunteer opportunities in the NICU to cuddle babies. However volunteers must record a minimum of Thirty (30) hours within a Six (6) month time frame in another Saskatchewan Health Authority Regina and Area Volunteer position to be eligible to apply to the NICU Volunteer Program. Volunteers must also be (18) Eighteen years or older.
  5. I'm 13. Can I volunteer in the Department of Volunteer Services 

    The minimum age to volunteer is fourteen (14) years old. You will be assigned to the Wascana Rehab Centre to assist the Recreation Department with weekend and evening programming. There are Family Volunteer opportunities within Wascana Rehab Centre which may accommodate those under the age of 13. Please contact Volunteer Services to discuss.

  6. I am student visa. Can I volunteer?

    Yes, you can.

  7. Is there opportunity to move from one volunteer position to another?

    Yes, we encourage you to seek new challenges and opportunities once your current commitment is satisfied. Depending upon your time availability, you may wish to offer your services in more than one role. Volunteer positions are available at four facilities. Once registered within the Department of Volunteer Services and after you complete a minimum of (20) Twenty hours in your first assigned department you can move from one position to another or from one facility to another. 

  8. How long will the process to become a registered volunteer take?

    Approximately 2-4 weeks. Our goal is to contact you within 1 week after receiving your online application form and 72 hours after receiving all other required information from the applicant (Criminal Record Check and reference forms). 

    The process does require the submission of forms by the applicant.  The time it takes an applicant to submit forms can either lengthen or shorten the time it takes to complete this process. This time is factored into our process time.

    For more information on the process for becoming a registered Saskatchewan Health Authority Volunteer please email us at volunteerRQHR@rqhealth.ca or call 306 766 4713.


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