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There are many different ways that you can contribute to the mission of UHKF—by volunteering at events, joining one of our committees or even sitting on our Board of Directors.
Current Volunteer Opportunities:
Board of Directors
UHKF is a provincially incorporated charitable organization. The UHKF Board of Directors is legally responsible for the governance of the organization. The Board develops, implements and monitors policies that allow the organization to carry out its work. The Board has approved a strategic plan for UHKF and monitors its implementation.
Standing Committees of the Board
Standing committees of the Board consists of both directors and volunteers from the community. These committees monitor, report on and provide advice to the Board related to their specific areas of concern. These committees include the following:
Audit Committee: Assists the UHKF Board in fulfilling its fiscal and risk management oversight responsibilities.
Finance Committee: Reviews financial statements and quarterly operating reports in advance of presentation to the Board, and provides analysis and comments to the Board and staff. The committee makes annual budget recommendations to the board.
Investment Committee: Develops investment policies, provides direction to and monitors the performance of the investment managers.
Board Development and Nominations Committee: Ensures that the UHKF Board fulfills its functional responsibilities through adequate recruitment strategies and training programs. Membership is limited to current and former directors of the corporation.
Human Resource and Compensation Committee: Ensures that the human resources and remuneration arrangements support the strategic aims of UHKF, and enable the recruitment, motivation and retention of staff while complying with the requirements of regulatory bodies.
Governance Committee: Ensures that the UHKF Board fulfills its functional responsibilities through adequate governance and policy development.
Campaign Fundraising Committee
The fundraising committee is made up of business and community leaders whose profile and stature will influence those they approach to support the Kingston hospitals financially. Committee members will open doors to and/or make personal requests to potential donors capable of making major gifts to hospital programs.
YGK Healthcare Champions
The mission of the YGK Healthcare Champions is to inspire like-minded young leaders to raise funds in support of Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) and Providence Care. Their goal is to develop in young professionals and business leaders, interest, participation, leadership and financial support for the hospitals and their programs.
Marketing Advisory Committee
The UHKF Marketing Advisory Committee provides strategic marketing advice to the UHKF CEO and Director of Marketing on how to raise awareness of UHKF and its related health-care organizations, their purpose and activities.
Third Party Events
Numerous organizations and individuals who organize fundraising events in support of the Kingston hospitals often need volunteers to assist with their events.
UHKF is always looking for volunteers for general office support, tribute programs and events. If you would like to help, but not sure in what capacity, please reach out using the options below to see if your skills and/or interests align with upcoming opportunities.