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Women's Auxiliary Volunteers
Women's Auxiliary Volunteers

Volunteer Opportunities

WAV volunteer Sara with child in Family Centre.

Our Mission: To deliver through service and fundraising, an extra dimension of care to patients and families and to support the clinical, research and learning endeavours of SickKids.

Volunteer opportunities include provide direct service to support many areas at SickKids.  As well, various fundraising activities take place throughout the year where volunteers have the opportunity to work on committees that organize these events.  Some opportunities require a weekly commitment while others are more flexible. (see below)


Bravery Beads:
Deliver Bravery Beads to inpatient units and other storage areas in the hospital using the Bravery Bead Cart (flexible hours).

Play Park:
Work with Registered Childhood Educators to provide siblings of inpatients and clinic patients a safe and nurturing environment.

Poster Express and Decals: 
Take the Poster Express and Decal cart to inpatient units to exchange posters and decorate rooms with decals (flexible hours).

Surgical Waiting Room: 
Volunteers are the liaison between families whose children are having surgery and Peri-Operative Care Unit staff. The Surgical Waiting Room operates year round and volunteers commit to a five hour shift either in the morning or afternoon.

Orthopaedic Clinic: 
Assist the clinic staff by keeping families informed of wait times and by helping children and families pass the time by talking and playing with children.

Haematology/Oncology Outpatient Clinic: 
Spend time with patients and siblings while providing play-based activities as well as caregiver relief.

5Fifity5 Shop
Work in the shop as a buyer, sewer, knitter, stocker, salesperson or merchandiser.

Family Centre: 
Work with staff to run the book circulation desk, read to children at story time, help with craft activities and take the mobile book cart to inpatient units.

Main Information Desk: 
Provide information and directions to families and visitors to SickKids in a welcoming way.

Provide assistance to the clerical and technical staff by performing administrative tasks. Assist families by prioritizing their appointments and help entertain children before and during their tests.