Are you interested in joining our volunteer team?

Our Volunteers

Our volunteers are there to support our patients, their friends and family and complement the high level of care that our staff give. Volunteers can be found throughout the hospital; directing patients to clinics, serving tea & coffee to visitors, portering day surgery patients once they have been discharged....the list is endless.

What Our Volunteers Do

BGVA members work in many areas of the hospital. On an annual basis over 300+ women/men and teens generously donate over 27,500 hours of their time at Charles and Garden Street hospital sites. Areas include:


Gift Shop

Palliative Care
Art Gallery                                      Information Desk              Recreation Therapy/Restorative Care
Day Surgery Knitting Spiritual Care
Cardiac Rehab Lottery Ticket Sales Visiting Patients
Eleanor's Cafe Magazine Cart Wagon Cart
Emergency Room Ortho Clinic Wee Care Baskets

How do I become a Volunteer?

Click here to find out how to become a volunteer at the hospital.

Click here to complete the Volunteer Application Form.

Contact Us

Our office hours are Monday - Friday 9am - 3pm.

You can also reach us by phone at 613 345 5649 x 1254 or email Liz Rogers, Volunteer Coordinator at

Our mailing address is:
Brockville General Volunteer Association
75 Charles Street
Brockville ON K6V 1S8


  • "BGVA Volunteer Voice" is the Volunteer Association bi-monthly newsletter. It contains all the latest news about events and Volunteer Opportunities in the Association.

    January 2018
February 2018

March 2018

  • BGVA In the News

    The Brockville General Volunteer Association celebrated local artistic talent and bringing it into the hospital on Thursday September 28th with the launch of the ‘Art of Healing’ Ceiling Tile Program. Developed from a visit the Association received 12 months ago from Elizabeth Tully and her mother, Daphne. Daphne was an acclaimed artist in Toronto, running a similarly successful program at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto. Elizabeth and Daphne wanted to bring colour and art to the ceilings of BGH as well and asked could the BGVA coordinate a painted tile program as well.
    Fast forward to the launch night, where the Volunteer Association officially launch the program within the hospital. Over the last 12 months, the Volunteer Association have gathered together the talents of over 20 different local artists, to paint over 40 ceiling tiles with images of birds, butterflies, boats, seashores,  the St Lawrence River and the Northern Lights, to name just a few of the categories. These tiles were on view for an invited audience to sponsor for $100 per ceiling tile.
    The tile sponsor can decide to have the ceiling tile placed in one of 9 areas around the hospital: Emergency, Women & Children’s Health, Ambulatory Care, Patient Rooms, Main Entrance/Central Registration, Intensive Care Unit, Brockville Cardiovascular Program, Mammography and the Orthopaedic Clinic.

    Pictured: Donna Shram (Project Committee Co-Chair), Elizabeth Tully, Karen Matter (Association President) and Lainie Taylor (Project Committee Co-Chair)

    Pictured with some of the Wee Care Basket items donated by St. Paul’s Anglican Church: Erin Armstrong and Miranda Edmunds, Women and Children’s Program nurses; Kellie Kitchen, Director of Professional Practice and Women and Children’s Program, Bea Slack; ACW, St. Paul’s Anglican Church; Karen Matte, BGVA President and Carole Birtch, BGVA Volunteer.