Youth Volunteers

*** Deadline is closed. Please watch this page for updated information and deadlines for applying to the 2023 LEAD volunteer program. 

We would like to thank Joel Gagne for volunteering to make this video and sharing his creative talents with us.

LEAD Volunteer Program

LEAD (Learn, Experience, Accomplish and Develop) is a summer volunteer program for youth aged 16-29 that offers a unique opportunity for personal growth and professional development in the health care sector.

This program combines a volunteer placement with learning opportunities geared toward youth who are interested in health care.

Volunteers will:

  • expand their knowledge of the health care sector
  • gain an in-depth understanding of our Health Centre
  • give back through volunteering
  • build connections for the future

This program is a great opportunity for volunteers to make a positive difference while exploring and expanding their interest in health care.

Choosing Your Stream

This summer, participants selected for the LEAD program have the option of volunteering onsite or virtually, based on their interests, comfort and availability. (Subject to change based on the COVID-19 situation)

The in-person stream requires a minimum commitment of one shift per week (approximately three to four hours in length) and flexibility to complete other program requirements on own time. Participants have the opportunity to receive up to 50+ volunteer hours by the end of the program.

Volunteers must participate in the Health Centre’s active screening process for COVID-19 and personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements.

The virtual stream is a safe alternative that involves remote volunteering only, with no on-site requirement. Participants have the opportunity to receive up to 50 volunteer hours by the end of the program—most of the activities can be completed at your own pace, according to your schedule!

How to Participate

To be eligible for the program, applicants must be:

  • between 16-29 years of age
  • enrolled in school (secondary or post-secondary)
  • available to complete the program requirements during the summer

The summer program begins at the end of June and runs through to Labour Day weekend. To be considered for the program, a completed volunteer application must be submitted by Monday May 30. Since this is a compressed program, we are unable to accept late applications.

Please keep in mind that the LEAD program is highly competitive. While we strive to accept as many applicants as possible, there are a limited number of positions available for in-person volunteering.

Applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to volunteer onsite.

Ready to Apply? Complete and submit the LEAD Volunteer Application Package.

Check out our brochure (to the right).

LEAD volunteer program was recognized as a top finalist for CharityVillage’s award for Best Youth Engagement

The North Bay Regional Health Centre’s LEAD volunteer program was recognized as a top finalist for CharityVillage’s award for Best Youth Engagement! With categories for both small and large organizations, this national award recognizes non-profit organizations that excel at engaging young people as volunteers, employees or future leaders.

Youth Volunteers

Contact Us:

Volunteer Department

Tel: 705-474-8600 ext. 3131


LEAD Brochure

LEAD Volunteer Application Package

North Bay

50 College Drive,
P.O. Box 2500
North Bay, ON
P1B 5A4
Tel: 705-474-8600

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Sudbury, ON
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