Activities involved
Customer Service
Requirements:
  • Interview
  • Police Check
  • References
  • Vulnerable Sector Search
Also required for this position: Minimum age: 16 No upper age limit! Hospital safety training. Offered on-line and can be done from home at anytime.
  • Good for youth
  • Accessible by public transit

VGH Gift Shop - Customer Service

Vancouver General Hospital, 899 W. 12 Ave., Vancouver, BC, V5Z1M9 [map]
4 hours / weekly
Min commitment: 4 mos. Weekly or oncall
Help hospital patients!  The Vancouver General Hospital Gift Shop is a bit of an oasis for hospital patients who want a place to visit while taking a walk off their units.  And it's a source of many items that make a patient's stay more comfortable - snacks, reading material, phone chargers, socks, games etc.!

We seek friendly, social volunteers who like to work with people.  You would engage with patients, their families and other visitors.  You would greet customers, assist them as needed (many are in wheelchairs, for example) and operate the cash systems.  As needed, you would also help with restocking shelves, set up seasonal displays, price new inventory etc.

Finally, volunteers answer phones, take on-line orders and deliver gifts of all kinds to patients on the nursing units across VGH.  This is an active, social and fun role!
Additional Details & Skills Required
Minimum age is 16 years
Why should you volunteer for this opportunity?
Training in retail sales
Experience in a major hospital - exposure to the hospital environment, culture and routines
Opportunities to practice listening, communication and informal support skills
Make a difference in patient's experiences while in hospital
Free parking
Gift Shop discount - select departments
Activities involved
Customer Service
Requirements:
  • Interview
  • Police Check
  • References
  • Vulnerable Sector Search
Also required for this position: Minimum age: 16 No upper age limit! Hospital safety training. Offered on-line and can be done from home at anytime.
  • Good for youth
  • Accessible by public transit