Steps to becoming a volunteer

Volunteer photos 029_editedJust a few hours of your time means so much to Baycrest clients. We appreciate the unique skill set you bring and we hope to match you with the right volunteer position.

A good command of English language is required.  Fluency in a second language, including Yiddish, Russian, Hebrew, Polish, Romanian, Hungarian or Cantonese is always needed.


Steps to becoming a Baycrest volunteer:
  • Attend the Baycrest volunteer Orientation. Register online, call or email
  • Complete eLearning. Instructions and Log-in ID will be emailed to you upon completion of orientation.
  • Fill out the volunteer application form or the application for pet therapy volunteers.
  • Obtain a signed reference form. References may not come from a family member.
  • Complete the Two Step Test for Tuberculosis. Can be done free of charge at Baycrest. Please call to book an appointment. Signature of Parent/Guardian is required if volunteer is under the age of 16.
  • If you are 18 years of age or over, obtain a vulnerable sector screening by a police force in your region of residence. Information and paperwork required will be received at orientation or can be emailed to you upon inquiry.
  • Provide proof of a flu shot if you will be volunteering during flu season (December 1 to April 1). Can be done either at Baycrest, walk-in clinic or with your family doctor.
  • Provide proof of having a Tetanus shot within the last 10 years.


Once you have completed these steps call the Volunteer Services Department to book an interview. Bring all your paperwork to the interview. **Please note, if you do not bring the required paperwork to your interview, it will be rescheduled. **

One must be at least 13 years of age to volunteer without a guardian. We ask for a minimum of a six month commitment. For summer youth volunteers the minimum is one month, depending on the volunteer position. We reserve the right to refuse volunteers.

Any questions?  Please call 416 785 2500 x2572 or email

Good luck and thank you for choosing Baycrest!