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Volunteering at Kelowna General Hospital

We’ve done the math. Every week, the KGH Foundation relies on hundreds of hospital volunteers to staff our four non-profit businesses. Each 4-hour shift contributes approximately $84, and over $1 million in total donations per year. But beyond the numbers, volunteering is good for the soul.

Are you looking to meet new people? Do you enjoy working in a team environment? Do you like to learn new things while giving back in a rewarding way? Do you have 5 hours a week? We’d love to meet with you to discuss the number of ways to get involved. We offer positions within the hospital and out in the community, including:

  • The Perking Lot, the coffee shop at KGH
  • The Royal Bistro, deli and cafe at KGH
  • The Centennial Mercantile, gift shop at KGH
  • Rutland Thrift Store
  • Special Events Volunteer

Scroll down for a list of our current volunteer positions.

Perspective. Gratitude. Purpose. Maybe volunteering isn’t about giving something away, but giving something back.







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Current KGH Foundation Volunteer Opportunities

Vplunteer at KGHThe Perking Lot: Become a Barista!

Serve coffee to hospital staff and visitors.  This is a rewarding opportunity where you can interact with the people who pass through the hospital doors. Our Current Need – volunteers who can work one or more weekday shifts from 7 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Serve coffee, meet new people and make a difference.

Volunteer at KGHThe Royal Bistro: Love to Cook?

Your small time commitment makes a big difference.  We’re looking for hospital volunteers who love to cook and connect with others. Our Current Need – volunteers who can work one or more weekday shifts from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. or 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Is this you? Fill in the form above for more information!

Volunteer at KGHCentennial Mercantile: KGH Gift Shop

If you like meeting new people, you’ll love this rewarding volunteer opportunity at the hospital gift shop.  The Centennial Mercantile is great for people who like to arrange merchandise and can work a cash register. Our Current Need – volunteers who can take a weekend shift from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Is this you? Fill in the form above for more information!

Volunteer at Rutland Thrift StoreRutland Thrift Store: Retail Sales

A variety of volunteer positions are available at the Rutland Thrift Store, including sorters and receivers, as well as retail sales volunteers to work the cash register. Our Current Need – variety of shifts available. Are you interested? Fill in the form above for more information!

Don’t just make a difference.  BE the difference.

Our volunteers are part of a caring community of dedicated individuals from all ages, stages and walks of life.  They aren’t just making a difference, they ARE the difference.  We did the math and discovered that each of our volunteers represents $84 in funds per four hour shift. Those funds go directly to purchasing state-of-the-art medical equipment totaling in the millions. In just four hours, each volunteer makes a vital contribution.

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VIDEO: TJ's Volunteer Story

To say it was a health scare is an understatement. Tamara Joel, affectionately known by 101.5 EZ Rock listeners as "TJ", spent over two weeks fighting for her life at KGH. She always knew when she got better she would give back. Watch TJ's journey into volunteering and how it not only helped the hospital, but gave her a new outlook on life.

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From Broadcaster to Barista

"This is as good for my soul as anything I do on the radio. This place is now part of my story." Phil Johnson, host of AM1150's Early Edition, on volunteering for KGH. Learn more about his recent medical scare at the hospital, which ultimately drove him to a volunteer position at the Perking Lot.

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Young Men on a Mission

They are a long way from home, but have come to Kelowna with one purpose in mind. "To help the needy and cheer the downhearted," says Tucker Haynes, KGH Foundation volunteer. For this group of extraordinary young men, giving back is not a choice - it's their life's mission.

Be a part of this amazing opportunity to give back to your community.

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