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We are so lucky to have the support of terrific volunteers! Enjoy a short Volunteer Week Appreciation Video.

Volunteers make an important contribution to the delivery of our programs and we are committed to providing opportunities for volunteers to learn and serve Perth County.

Join our volunteer team!

  • Photo of three people with volunteer badgesTake an active role and make a difference in your community.
  • Use existing skills or develop new ones.
  • Help others.
  • Have fun
  • Network in our unique community health setting.
  • Gain volunteer hours and valuable work experience.

We offer a range of volunteer opportunities, many of which are listed below. While some programs may not require volunteers at this time, we will be happy to take your name for future reference.

Please review the volunteer options before completing the on-line application.

How do I become a Health Unit Volunteer?

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer with the Perth District Health Unit, please complete the Volunteer Application.

Note: Please be prepared to give two references: one non-family, character reference and one employment or volunteer reference if applicable. Please include daytime telephone number and email address.

Applications are processed as openings occur and kept on file pending openings for one year.

Volunteers are limited to performing duties outlined in their role description. As a result, it is not possible to practice or gain experience within a specific licensed or regulated profession (such as a nurse, inspector, dental hygienist).

Volunteer Options

Program support: Clerical Office Volunteer

Help staff with a variety of general administrative tasks, such as assembling information packages, labelling, photocopying and more. This is a good fit for individuals with weekday availability and students seeking community service hours.

Enjoy Relating to Youth? Be a Teen Esteem or Elements Volunteer

This short-term, school-based volunteer placement gives you an opportunity to support Grade 5 and 6 students in Perth County through our Teen Esteem program for girls and Elements for boys.

  • Donate your time one lunch hour a week for a six week session.
  • Facilitate discussion and lead students in interactive games and activities that are outlined in a manual designed by public health nurses.
  • Session topics include self-esteem, communication, healthy relationships, stress management, social media and goal setting.
  • Orientation and training is provided by a public health nurse and a public health nurse is present at every session.
  • Our goal is to empower and equip youth to make healthy life choices!

Calling All Three Year Olds Kindergarten Registration Volunteer

Support our Child Health team with Calling All Three Year Olds Kindergarten Registration during the month of November.

The purpose of Calling All Three Year Olds is to welcome children and their families to the school environment with a positive first experience, for parents to learn about their child’s development and how to prepare their child for school. Typical registrations run from 8:30 am to 12 noon.

Volunteers will invite parents and children to enjoy a snack from the nutrition table and engage parents in conversation regarding available resources (such as pamphlets) about services in the community.

flu crewThe Flu Crew

Each fall, we host free Flu Shot clinics. Support our Communicable Disease team by helping with various duties at these community clinics.

Vision Screener

  • Support local Lions Clubs in providing vision screening to kindergarten students during the months of October and November.
  • Use vision screening tools and training for the purposes of identifying risk factors.

Project-Focused Health Promotion

Special projects arise throughout the year that are ideal for individuals with a passion for public health.

Have questions? Email or call the Coordinator of Volunteer Services at 519-271-7600 or toll-free at 1-877-271-7348 extension 305.

The Perth District Health Unit is an equal opportunity employer and values workplace diversity.