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Auxiliary (Volunteers)

Video on Volunteering at Arnprior Regional Health

Auxiliary Annual Report 2015-2016  

Volunteer/Auxiliary Services
Since 1961, the Hospital Auxiliary has been the channel by which members of the community can support the hospital and The Grove Nursing Home, through fund-raising programs and by assisting staff in patient and resident care. It began when a group of women saw a need for sewing and mending items for the hospital. Over the years, the Auxiliary has grown, adding programs to meet the changing needs of the hospital and the nursing home.

Our Mission Statement
The Arnprior Regional Health Auxiliary is a group of dedicated volunteers who assist Health Care Providers at Arnprior Regional Health (hospital and nursing home). We do this to bring quality care and comfort to patients and residents in a spirit of generosity and compassion.

As we strive to reflect the care of our community, Auxiliary volunteers participate in approved fundraising activities and community partnerships.

What is the volunteer program?
There are over 150 volunteers who provide over 16, 000 hours of service annually.

Volunteers at the hospital and nursing home contribute in a variety of areas: serving customers in the Opportunity Shop and the Gift Shop to helping with patient activities, administering the HELPP lottery, and assisting in an office. You may volunteer several times a week or once a month – whatever suits your schedule and interests.

New volunteers:
New volunteers are made aware of the various programs and are placed according to their abilities, preferences and need. Volunteers receive a thorough orientation to their new position and automatically become members of the Auxiliary.

Youth Volunteers
Volunteers are the back bone of our organization and play an important role with our patients and residents. We are especially happy to welcome youth volunteers.



Volunteer Sevice Areas


In Hospital


Water flowers
Provide water to patients
Patient transport (portering)
Hand out ice cream (May – September)
O.R. Desk

Sewing Room

Volunteers sew and repair items in the sewing room or at home

Gift Shop



  • The Gift Shop is located on the ground floor of the hospital

    The Gift Shop is managed and staffed by volunteers

    Offers gift items, reading materials and confectionary items

    The Shop is open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday

    100% of the proceeds are donated to Arnprior Regional Health

Opportunity Shop

Volunteers Needed

  • The Opportunity Shop is located on John Street

      The Shop is managed and staffed by volunteers

      The Shop is open from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday and 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Thursday to Saturday

      This is a major fundraising source for the Hospital and the Grove Nursing Home

      Donations from the community and surrounding area are recycled, priced and sold in the shop

      Volunteers work in the front of the shop serving customers and in back of the shop sorting and pricing items

      Volunteers also make up the window display

      100% of the funds raised are donated to Arnprior Regional Health

Out of House Crafts
  • Prepares crafts and items to sell at Gift Shop.
  • This is done in the comfort of your own home!
Continuous Complex Care
  • Helps with home cooked breakfast event
    Assists with birthdays and club celebrations

      Helps serve cake and refreshments at special events

      Assists with bingo games

      Waters flowers

Grove Nursing Home – Breakfast Assistance



  • These volunteers assist the residents at the Grove with their breakfast on Saturday and Sunday mornings (approximately 8am-9:30am).
Grove Nursing Home – Activity & Adult Day Program
  • Helps to plan and organize events, games, celebrations and outings with residents.


Volunteer Application Process

Please follow these steps to join our team of volunteers:

Complete the Volunteer Application form below.
Volunteer Services will then call you to schedule an interview time should a suitable opportunity arise.
Successful applicants are required to submit a Vulnerable Criminal Reference Screening Certificate [must have been completed within  the last 6 months] submit proof of their immunization record and a completed two-step TB test by their family physician.

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