If you want to become a research volunteer at St. Michael’s Hospital, you must first find a potential research supervisor through the Researcher or Research Programs sections of our website. It’s important to ensure you are interested in their research and the topic is relevant to your field of study or professional experience.
Download and complete the Research Volunteer Application Form.
Email the completed form directly to the researcher(s) you’ve selected. Keep in mind that many researchers can receive hundreds of inquiries regarding volunteer opportunities, so it’s important to have a good understanding of the researcher’s work before you contact them. If the researcher has a volunteer opportunity available, they will let you know.
If the researcher agrees to be your supervisor and you decide to work together, your supervisor will contact the Office of Research Administration at St. Michael’s Hospital to initiate the application process.
Once you’ve completed your registration with the Office of Research Administration, you must obtain an ID Badge in order to access all St. Michael’s Hospital locations. The office of Research Administration will provide you with instructions.
There are volunteer positions available at St. Michael’s Hospital in the department of Canadian Hospitals Injury Reporting and Prevention Program (CHIRPP)and the department of Trauma & Acute Care Surgery. This is a joint assignment working on multiple clinical/observational trials that take place in the Emergency Department and Trauma Unit at St. Michael’s Hospital. Volunteers will be required to screen/enroll/obtain consent/administer questionnaires to patients and/or family members. Volunteers must be willing to commit to working some overnight, evening and weekend shifts, along with four 8-hour shifts per month.
Interested candidates, please forward your cover letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
Click Here for more information about the CHIRPP.
Research Employee Coordinator
Office of Research Administration
Phone: 416-864-6060 x3077
Note: If you’re interested in volunteering within the Hospital, and not within Research, please visit Volunteering at St. Michael’s.