Frequently Asked Questions
I would like to volunteer with ErinoakKids, how do I get started?
Great! Please fill out the volunteer application form
. For more details, see Becoming a Volunteer
How old do I need to be to volunteer at ErinoakKids?
Volunteers must be at least 14 years old.
Once my application has been submitted, what is the next step?
Your application is automatically sent to the Volunteer Resources Coordinator, who will review your application and contact you if you're selected for an interview. Please note that you must also have two reference checks
completed before you will be considered for an interview. Due to the high volume of applications, it may take up to 2 months to be contacted if you have been selected for an interview
If I pass the interview stage, is there anything else that needs to be done?
Following a successful interview, you will need to:
Provide an updated immunization record including proof of immunization to Measles, Mumps Rubella and Chicken Pox;
Complete a 2-step Tuberculosis screening; and
If over the age of 18, complete a police records check for service with the vulnerable sector.
Do I need special qualifications?
No, our volunteers come from all walks of life. We are looking for motivated and committed people with a desire to make a difference in the lives of others. We do welcome individuals with an interest in the services and therapies we provide, and will look at placing volunteers into their area of specific (academic) interest as available. All ErinoakKids volunteers augment the services and support clients are already receiving by clinical staff.
Did you know?
Did you know that the three smallest bones in the human body are the ear ossicles and are found in the middle ear? All three bones are needed to transmit sounds from the air to the auditory portion of the inner ear (cochlea).
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