Volunteering at Bruyère
More than 600 volunteers are part of the Bruyère family. Each one is valued and plays a vital role in providing exemplary and deeply compassionate care and services to our patients, residents, clients, tenants and their families.
As essential members of our health care team, volunteers share their energy, skills and expertise in helping us fulfill our mission of improving the quality of life of those we serve. Volunteers truly make a difference in their lives.
What does it means to be a Bruyère volunteer?
Bill Dawson, is a long-time and dedicated Bruyère volunteer. Bill volunteers each week in helping patients at Bruyere's Saint-Vincent Hospital communicate with their family and friends - sometimes for the first time - using technology.
He has been awarded the Council on Aging of Ottawa's 2016 Service to Seniors Award. He is a most worth recipient of this Second Annual Service to Seniors Award, based on the leadership and innovation that he has shown and the very unique and significant impact that he has had on some of the most vulnerable in society. A man on a mission, Bill Dawson is totally focused on making the world a better place to be for people with chronic and complex illness. Bill Dawson is compassionate, brilliant, dedicated and charming; all key ingredients contributing to his ability to connect with the most vulnerable in society.
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Volunteering opportunities are available at Élisabeth Bruyère Hospital, Saint-Vincent Hospital, Élisabeth Bruyère Residence, Saint-Louis Residence, Bruyère Village, Bruyère Family Medicine Centre, Bruyère Research Institute and Bruyère Foundation.