Students are an important resource and an integral part of the Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre (PQCHC) team. The skill, knowledge, assistance, support and enthusiasm of students allows PQCHC to offer a variety of programs and services.
About Student Placements
Students are an important resource and an integral part of the Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre team. The skill, knowledge, assistance, support and enthusiasm of students allows PQCHC to offer a variety of programs and services. Working together, staff and students can reach and support many more residents in the PQCHC community.
Each student accepted to a position at PQCHC is assigned a designated Staff Supervisor who will have an educational background relevant to the student’s program and at least three years of experience in their profession. The Staff Supervisor is responsible for orienting, supporting, mentoring, directing and supervising the student, in relation to placement activities, while taking into account the requirements of the educational institution.
Students: University, College, Secondary (High School) School Co-Op Placements
Student placements or field placements are an essential part of student training. These placements are designed to connect students with community agencies, other students and the community members who they serve.
Students will have opportunities to:
Connect with multi-disciplinary professional staff, volunteers and community members
Understand the PQCHC organizational structure and its policies and procedures
Be introduced to a spectrum of community activities and programs
Integrate classroom learning and theory with actual practice situations in the community
Expand awareness, knowledge and understanding of diversity
Assess and evaluate their own skills, abilities and performance in the field
Who Can Apply
Students can apply for placement opportunities from any accredited educational institution, college, university and/or secondary school program, which requires students to complete an unpaid placement as part of their academic credits.
Educational programs (e.g. Master of Health Administration) requiring a paid internship will be approved by the Chief Executive Officer.
Student Application Process
Students are invited to apply here:
The above link will take you to myvolunteerpage.com.
Select the icon ‘Fill in Application’.
Create a username and password to complete the application process. Keep your login information as it will be needed to keep track of your hours and complete essential training opportunities.
Please allow three weeks before inquiring by email about the status of your application. Inquiries may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Selection & Placement
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. Please note that we do not guarantee placement to all students who apply. We require a copy of your current resume, and also a Vulnerable Sector Check completed within the last six months. Please note that any associated costs are the responsibility of the student.
Get Your 40 Hours!
Volunteer with PQCHC
The Ontario Ministry of Education requires that every Ontario high school student complete 40 hours of community involvement in order to receive a diploma. Students are able to begin collecting these hours during the summer before starting ninth grade.
Students interested in completing their 40 hours at Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre must be at least 14 years of age. We pride ourselves on offering Ottawa youth volunteer positions, which allow students to fulfill their school obligations while learning valuable employment skills, contributing to the community, and having fun.