Word from the President

Photo of Mireille Lauzon-Dauth, president of Friends of HGH

The Friends of HGH’s mission is to help the hospital improve the quality of life for patients and enhance the overall environment while raising funds for the Foundation. The suspension of our activities during the pandemic severely impacted our group of volunteers and our capacity to achieve our mission.

Since the spring of 2022, our volunteers slowly resumed serving in reception areas and the boutique, whereas we had been traditionally active in all areas of the hospital. And like most other organizations, we have lost several members of our team.

Now, we’re hoping to make a return in full force. To that end, we need new volunteers to rebuild our teams. Do you have time to spare and a smile to share? We have a multitude of rewarding and stimulating experiences to offer.

With a simple smile, you can contribute to making hospital stays and appointments more pleasant and less stressful for patients. Please check out the rest of this page to learn more about the role of volunteers in our hospital and to submit your application.

Join us and enrich your life at HGH!

Mireille Lauzon-Dauth
President, Friends of HGH
Hawkesbury and District General Hospital


Please note that activities in certain sectors are still suspended due to the pandemic. Our current needs are for volunteers in reception areas (main entrance and other departments) as well as the gift shop.


Why volunteer at HGH?

There are many reasons for volunteering. What are yours?

  • I love to help people
  • I like to be useful
  • I want to contribute to my community’s well-being
  • I want to learn new things
  • I want to be part of a dedicated and competent team
  • I have time to give
  • I enjoy meeting new people
  • I want to give back to my community
  • I want to share my knowledge and experience
  • I want to live a fulfilling experience
  • I want to gain work experience in a hospital
  • I want to add experience to my resume