Frequently Asked Questions
Apply to be a volunteer today!
Please visit our Volunteering section to learn how to apply to become a volunteer.
1. When will I hear back regarding my application?
Due to the high volume of applicants, we will only be contacting individuals selected for an interview.
2. I did not receive an interview this term. Do I need to reapply for the following term?
Yes. If you have already applied but have not heard back from us in previous school terms, we encourage you to apply again this term.
3. Can I volunteer at the clinic on weekends?
Grace Health Centre is currently only open on weekdays. However, we have plans to start operating on Saturdays as soon as May 2023. When the details are confirmed, our hours of operation will be updated on the website.
4. Do I need to be a Science major in my undergraduate studies to volunteer?
No. We accept individuals from a variety of academic backgrounds who are interested in pursuing a career in healthcare fields.
5. Why do I need to submit my transcript(s)?
As work experience in related fields are often limited, we look for students who demonstrate academic promise as part of our selection process. Our goal is to provide meaningful, hands-on experiences for competitive candidates so that they will be well-equipped as future healthcare professionals.
6. What does a typical day working at Grace Health Centre look like?
Our clinic provides volunteers with a wide range of opportunities to develop skills essential to healthcare professionals. After rigorous training and close supervision in our clinic, volunteers provide care to a diverse patient population. Duties include discussing risks and benefits of vaccines with patients, administering seasonal vaccines, and collecting vitals. Volunteers also file and organize medical reports into patient records to be reviewed by attending physicians.
Additionally, volunteers collaborate on preventive healthcare projects which target patient populations eligible for the screening of preventable diseases such as colon cancer, breast cancer, and cervical cancer. Volunteers are responsible for the day-to-day activities necessary for the maintenance of routine clinic operations.
At Grace Health Centre, volunteers are encouraged to think of ways by which clinical activities can be optimized. If given approval, volunteers have the opportunity to propose a plan of action and implement positive changes in the clinic. Volunteers exercise problem-solving, collaboration and leadership skills.
7. I'm studying medical administration. Can I apply?
Yes. We welcome students in the medical administration stream to apply for volunteer positions at GHC.