Volunteer opportunities are available at three locations in Halifax and students are assigned to a location based on what year of their program they 're in. Please note that first and second year students are generally considered juniors while students in their third and fourth year are typically considered seniors.
1. HOPES at St. Andrew's for junior students
2. HOPES at Spencer House for junior students
3. HOPES Health Centre for senior students
HOPES volunteers will gain real-life experience. Student-led initiatives like HOPES are already present in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario. Research shows that student-led clinics benefit students as much as the communities they serve. Volunteers learn to work in interprofessional teams, develop leadership and management skills and gain an appreciation of the needs of underserved populations. HOPES volunteers can receive interprofessional education credits for their work, and through this credit are covered for insurance and liability purposes. Students are supervised by preceptors from their discipline who will provide guidance and support.
As a HOPES volunteer, we ask that volunteers commit to four Sundays per term that best fit their schedule. At this time, students from Health Administration, Pharmacy, Occupational Therapy, Dietetics, Paramedicine, Social Work, Nursing, Dentistry, Dental Hygiene and Medicine are able to volunteer with HOPES. If you want to learn more about volunteering with HOPES, please contact us. firstname.lastname@example.org