Become a Volunteer!

Volunteers, making a difference in the lives of others.

Volunteers support hospitals in a number of important ways, including running the gift shop, spending time with patients, delivering meals, driving the seniors van/hand-transit, fundraising, or serving on the board of directors. If you would like to volunteer please complete the Volunteer Application below and email it to or drop it off at a Hospital reception desk.  

If you wish to speak to someone about volunteering opportunities please call Mitchel Hatton at 807-825-3273 ext. 202.


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Wilson Memorial (WM)

McCausland Hospital (MH)

Wilkes Terrace LTC (WT)

Peninsula Manor (PM)


Gift Shop (WM, MH)

As a hospital gift shop volunteer, your responsibilities may include assisting customers in selecting gifts and essentials, restocking merchandise, managing the cash register, and creating a welcoming and friendly atmosphere. This position not only enables you to hone your customer service and organizational skills but also allows you to be a source of solace for those facing difficult moments in the hospital. By dedicating your time to this role, you can make a meaningful difference in the lives of those seeking comfort and care.

Date(s) & Time(s): Varies and dependent on location
Age Requirement: 16+ years of age


H.E.L.P.P Booth (WM)

The Marathon Hospital Equipment Lottery Project for People (H.E.L.P.P) booth sells Nevada/Break-Open Tickets in support of hospital equipment purchases. This booth operates within the Marathon Centre Mall, Monday to Saturday from 11AM-4:30PM and is broken into two shifts. The H.E.L.P.P booth enables Wilson Memorial to purchase vital equipment to sustain and improve the North of Superior Healthcare Groups efforts in supporting and creating healthy communities. Training will be provided to all volunteers.

Date(s) & Time(s): Monday – Saturday, 11:00AM – 4:30PM
Age Requirement: 16+ years of age


Hospital Care Assistance Program (H.C.A.P) (WM, MH, WT, PM) – Flexible days & times

Our Hospital Care Assistance Program (H.C.A.P) strives to provide 1-on-1 supports to all patients, tenants, clients, and residents of NOSH. Offered at all NOSH sites, the HCAP relies on the availability and generosity of volunteers. Volunteers of the HCAP will visit designated program participants to provide 1-on-1 social and physical interaction such as, coffee and chat, knitting, reading, story-telling, gardening, walks, etc. The goal of the HCAP is to encourage socialization and decrease isolation within NOSH patients, tenants, clients, and residents to create a better physical and mental wellbeing.

MH, WT — As some participants of the HCAP may not have family or friends within the community or lack the physical ability to carry-out day-to-day tasks such as shopping, walking outside or running errands, the MH/WT NOSH sites are seeking volunteers who would like to accompany participants of the HCAP to complete such tasks in partnership with the Handi-Transit program.

Date(s) & Time(s): Flexible
Age Requirement: 16+ years of age


Meals on Wheels (MH, WM, Schreiber) – Every weekday

Participants of the Meals-on-Wheels (MOW) program may not have the ability to prepare meals or have another person within their household to do so. Therefore, MOW provides individuals with adequate and nutritious meals on a day-to-day basis. The MOW program is run solely by community volunteers, in Terrace Bay a hospital vehicle will be provided, in Marathon volunteers will be provided with a stipend. This program is provided at a reasonable cost in order to help people remain in, or return to, their own homes, thus maintaining their independence in the community. Training will be provided to all volunteers.

Date(s) & Time(s): Every Weekday
Age Requirement: 25+ years of age (MH)
                                          16+ years of age (WM)
                                          Younger volunteers may be accepted but must be accompanied by an adult


Senior Services Van (WM, PM) – Weekly on Tuesday/Thursday

The Senior Services Van is offered at all NOSH sites within Marathon. This service provides accessible transportation services for seniors aged 55+ and for residents who require accessible transportation within the town of Marathon. This service enables community members to safely attend medical appointments, health related appointments and wellness programs. By providing this service within the community, it has enabled and continue to support the aging population in remaining within their current residence while also providing safe, efficient, cost-effective, and accessible transportation. Training will be provided to all volunteers.

Date(s) & Time(s): Every Weekday
Age Requirement: 25+ years of age


Seniors Day Program (WM, WT) – Weekly on Tuesday/Thursday 10AM-3PM

The senior’s day program is made available to all seniors and adults with disabilities. The program is designed to accommodate all individuals as well as those who are isolated within the community, and provide them with a social outlet while providing respite to family members and caregivers. Monthly schedules are developed by the Recreation Coordinator with great assistance from volunteers and fellow community members. Some activities may include crafts, music therapy, exercising, entertainment, games, gardening, bingo, monthly birthday parties, scenic drives, and much more. This program runs weekly on Tuesday and Thursday from 10AM to 3PM!

Date(s) & Time(s): Every Weekday
Age Requirement: 16+ years of age


Special Events and Fundraisers (WM, MH)

Volunteers support the North of Superior Healthcare Group (NOSH) by assisting with fundraising programs, projects, and activities. Funds raised contribute to patient programming and the purchase of medical equipment.

Date(s) & Time(s): Weekdays unless otherwise stated
Age Requirement: 16+ years of age

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What is the minimum age required to volunteer at NOSH?

Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age, and some positions require volunteers to be at least 18 years of age. We have limited evening and weekend volunteer positions, so it may be difficult to accommodate high school students during the academic year.

How long does it take to become a volunteer?

To ensure the best quality of volunteers and services offered, NOSH has a thorough application and intake process. If your volunteer application is accepted, it can take 3-6 weeks to become a volunteer.


When should I submit my volunteer application?

Applications can be submitted to the Administrative Relations Coordinator(s) at any time throughout the year; however, if you are only available to volunteer during the summer, please submit your application no later than April 15th.


Will I be guaranteed a volunteer placement if I submit a volunteer application?

The volunteer application process does not guarantee a volunteer placement with NOSH. Volunteers are accepted and placed according to hospital needs, position availability and volunteer skills, interests and suitability. We strive to accept as many applicants as possible, however, due to the volume of applications we receive we are not able to guarantee a placement for everyone and only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.


Can I complete my secondary school community hours with NOSH?

You can apply all volunteer hours accumulated with NOSH to your secondary school requirement; however, we can only provide confirmation hours to those who have submitted a request to the Administrative Relations Coordinator(s).


Do volunteers have to wear identification?

Volunteers are required to wear a photo identification card while on duty.


Can I use my professional training as a volunteer?

While we welcome volunteers with professional experience, all volunteers are restricted to performing the duties outlined in their volunteer position description and are not permitted to practice within a specific profession when volunteering.


NOSH Site Volunteer Contacts

Mitchel Hatton

Administrative Coordinator

All NOSH Sites

807-229-1740 ext. 224

807-825-3273 ext. 202

Lorelle Sgro

Community Services Manager

Peninsula Manor

807-229-1740 ext. 278

Erica Parent

Community Programs Coordinator

McCausland Hospital and

Wilkes Terrace LTC

807-825-3273 ext. 236

 ALL volunteer applications are to be submitted to Mitchel Hatton



McCausland Hospital

Volunteers are an important part of The McCausland Hospital.  Our dedicated, caring volunteers donate an average of 2000 hours per year in support of our Hospital!  The Hospital Auxiliary, run by President, Mrs. Ann Querry, provides countless hours of fundraising support through the Gift Shop, and other fundraising events.  Dedicated Auxiliary members provide activities such as weekly BINGO, and monthly birthday parties for our Chronic and Long Term Care patients.  They also provide a "helping hand" for residents participating in Community events.

Wilson Memorial General Hospital

Volunteering at WMGH is a great way to give back to your community.  Volunteers at WMGH are individuals who unselfishly devote time and effort to helping others.  We have a very large group of volunteers who are active in our many programs within the hospital.  If you are interested in becoming a volunteer we would love for you to join our team of dedicated volunteers! 


Accommodations for persons with disabilities will be provided upon request.