Become a volunteer



There are many ways to provide assistance and do volunteer work at the Montreal Heart Institute (MHI). Depending on your experience and interests, you can participate in one of the programs below.

Please note that volunteers must speak French fluently

I want to greet patients

The MHI's Volunteer Service contributes to the quality of life of hospitalized patients and their families. MHI volunteers greet, direct and accompany users when they arrive at the main entrance of the Institute and at the entrance to the Test Centre. They work at the Test Centre from 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and at the main entrance from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. from Monday to Friday.

Depending on the various activities going on at the MHI, volunteers may be asked to assist with different tasks such as participating in a staff training drill, guiding guests during events, or helping to prepare a mass mailing.

For these tasks, the MHI is looking for people who are respectful, courteous and available at least one half-day per week.

If you are interested, please contact :

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For the heart surgery support program

Volunteers in this program encourage, inform and support patients and their families the day before surgery and in the days following an operation to help reduce anxiety.

To be able to understand what patients are going through, members of this group are required to have previously undergone heart surgery (bypass surgery or valvular surgery). They must be trained in active listening so that they can show patients, based on their own experiences, how life can go back to normal after heart surgery.

Under the responsibility of the Department of Nursing, which supervises active volunteers, the members of this group coordinate the program's different components:

  • recruiting, training and evaluating future candidates.
  • planning on-going training activities.
  • preparing visit schedules.

It is important to note that the members of this program do not provide medical advice.

For any questions:
Amandine Mériau : 514-376-3330, 2652, 

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For the Foundation

Volunteers are essential to the proper functioning of the Foundation's activities in the MHI. To learn how  to get involved, go to the page of the MHI Foundation.

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