Student Application Process



Please allow 3 weeks before inquiring by email about the status of your application to:


Potential student applicants will be contacted by the Coordinator of Volunteer and Student Services when there is a match between the application information and a placement opportunity.

Screening and Interview

The screening and interview, with the Coordinator of Volunteer and Student Services, provides the applicant a chance to expand on why they are interested in volunteering.  The 1-hour interview will also touch upon the following:

  • The Coordinator provides an overview of Pinecrest-Queensway CHC and the programs and services offered.
  • The Coordinator will ask the applicants predetermined questions to learn why he/she is interested in a placement.
  • The applicant will have the opportunity to ask questions about programs, services and expectations.
  • The Coordinator will review Policies and Procedures, Student Rights and Responsibilities and the Centre’s Code of Conduct.
  • The applicant will provide a copy of a Police Records Check (exception: students under the age of 18).
  • The applicant will provide a copy of the Work/Education Placement form or Letter of Acknowledgement to be signed.
  • The applicant will provide any further documentation required.
  • The applicant will read and sign forms such as Confidentiality Agreement, Emergency Contact information and References.
  • The Coordinator will discuss the matching process and next steps.


Student suitability for placement is determined based on the following factors:

  • Interests, skills and experiences
  • Goals and objectives of the placement
  • Student availability and commitment
  • Willingness and ability to adhere to the mission, philosophy of service, value and goals of PQCHC
  • The outcome of the Police Records Check
  • Availability of placement opportunities


Once a student is accepted he/she is required to:

  • Contact the Coordinator of Volunteer and Student Services (, 3 weeks prior to his/her start date to set up a meeting
  • Attend an orientation session about PQCHC
  • Read, understand and sign specific forms as required
  • Read and understand policies and procedures specific to the placement
  • Attend mandatory training such as Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) training and Violence Prevention in the Workplace
  • Participate in Orientation, meetings and workshop sessions specific to the placement