Health Sciences Centre – General Hospital

The General Hospital, located in the Health Sciences Centre, is the largest hospital in Newfoundland and Labrador and offers a wide variety of inpatient and outpatient services.

Volunteer roles

Ambulatory Treatment Clinic

  • Assist in the ambulatory treatment clinic, providing light refreshments and company for the clients undergoing treatment.

Clerical/Office Support

  • Assist health care and support staff in various clinic and office areas with a variety of clerical duties.

Friendly Visiting

  • Visit with patients and residents to offer companionship and support.
  • Activities may include conversation, reading, games, puzzles and meal-time assistance.


  • Participate in various fundraising activities (e.g. selling tickets, used book sales). Revenue generated contributes to the financial support of patient and resident care.

Gift Shop

  • Assist staff with the daily operation of the gift shop. Funds raised are used to purchase medical equipment and comfort items for patients.

Library Cart

  • Visit nursing units to provide patients and residents with reading material.


  • Share your musical talent by providing entertainment to residents and patients.

Way finder

  • Assist patients and visitors in navigating the hospital and finding their appointments.


Lesley Derraugh, coordinator, Volunteer Resources
300 Prince Philip Drive, St. John’s, NL  A1B 3V6
Telephone: 709-777-7349

Therapy Dog Program

St. John Ambulance Therapy dogs and their owners bring joy and comfort to residents. For information on volunteering, please contact St. John Ambulance staff at 709-726-4200.

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Last updated: 2021-07-27