COVID-19 information for patients and families

To help protect our people, patients and communities, we are screening everyone who enters our main hospital buildings. Some of our entrances may be closed or have reduced access.

Please check our COVID-19 information page for more updates before coming to our sites.

Volunteering at St. Michael’s


(March 12, 2020) - Please note that the St. Michael's Hospital volunteer program is currently suspended in order to better protect the health and safety of our volunteers, patients, families and staff.

If you are a current volunteer, please check your email or leave us a voicemail message for information and updates.

If you are a future applicant, please periodically check our website for updates as to when we will resume normal operations.

Thank you.


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Membership benefits

By providing compassionate and personal service, volunteers improve the quality of the patient and visitor experience every day. Volunteers take the time to greet, to inform, to guide and to comfort. Volunteers help to create a supportive environment in order to make a visit to the hospital less stressful.

As a St. Michael’s volunteer, you will join with hundreds of other dedicated people that come together to make St. Michael’s a better place. Our volunteers form a vibrant and welcoming community.

We also celebrate our volunteers with:

  • A welcoming Volunteer Lounge (the coffee and cookies are on us!)
  • Christmas brunch
  • “Behind the scenes tours” of hospital departments
  • An annual volunteer celebration
  • Recognition awards for your hours of service
  • A monthly volunteer ebulletin
  • Invitations to hospital events and special lectures