Overview

If you are a registered or non-registered health care professional, or an internationally trained health care professional, please visit the Ministry of Health’s Ontario Matching Portal.

The Ontario COVID-19 Volunteer Portal harnesses the goodwill and civic pride of Ontarians by pooling volunteers to help their communities in the fight against COVID-19, such as assisting with mass vaccination clinics.

The portal will support emergency volunteer response efforts by partnering with:

Learn more about how emergency response efforts are coordinated.

Register to volunteer

If you are a registered or non-registered health care professional, or an internationally trained health care professional, please visit the Ministry of Health’s Ontario Matching Portal.

Eligibility criteria

You can volunteer if you are:

  • a resident of Ontario
  • 16 years or older

Volunteers will be required to have two doses of an approved vaccine and provide proof of vaccination when arriving at vaccine clinics.

Create your account

To register to volunteer, you must:

  1. Create an account
  2. Complete your profile

Creating an account allows ministries and authorized third-party users to view your profile as they search for volunteers to support their emergency response efforts.

Once your account is set up, you can change your preferences at any time. If you wish for your account to be deactivated, please email volunteercorps@ontario.ca.

Coordination with emergency response efforts

When an emergency occurs in Ontario, the municipality or First Nation where the emergency occurs is responsible for responding to the situation.

If they use up their resources, they will engage with partners across the emergency management sector for assistance to respond to urgent and arising needs.

If needed, Emergency Management Ontario (EMO), through the Provincial Emergency Operations Centre (PEOC) coordinates provincial support to communities during an emergency.

Collection and disclosure of personal information

The personal information requested in your user profile or application will be collected by the Ministry of Citizenship and Multiculturalism and is necessary for the proper administration of the Ontario COVID-19 Volunteer Portal as authorized by sections 5(1) and 6(1) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EPMCA).

The Ministry of Citizenship and Multiculturalism collects, uses and discloses the personal information requested in your user profile or application to evaluate your suitability as a potential Ontario emergency volunteer for deployment by an Ontario ministry, community or authorized third parties in the event of an emergency as defined by the EMCPA.

This information will be maintained in a secure database and will be searchable and viewable by:

  • emergency management staff in all ministries
  • staff in emergency management roles in municipalities
  • authorized third-party organizations responsible for the management of an emergency

Additional personal information may be required if you are considered for deployment. Personal information may also be collected by the organization(s) or from your references. This additional information is only used to evaluate your suitability for deployment and verify the veracity of the information you provided. By providing this information, you consent to being contacted to volunteer in an emergency or to maintain the accuracy of the information provided.

This information will not be disclosed except as required for the above-noted purposes or as required by law.

Any questions about the collection, use or disclosure of personal information requested on this form should be directed to the Provincial Emergency Volunteer Unit at 416-725-2634 or by email at volunteercorps@ontario.ca.

Contact us

Monday to Sunday: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. (EST):
Toll-free: 1-888-777-0554