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Groves Hospital Volunteer Association

Groves Hospital Volunteer Association is privileged to have volunteers supporting our patients, families, and staff in the hospital and at our owned and operated thrift store – New to You. This committed group of community-minded individuals are an integral part of the Groves family. They work alongside our staff, patients and families, providing supplementary patient services/support and provide financial support for capital projects.

In 2023 GHVA celebrates 90 years of dedicated service to support the Groves Memorial Community Hospital, Fergus, Ontario.

Each volunteer brings their unique life experience and skills to their volunteer role and we have something to suit everybody. We value the contributions and services our volunteers provide to enrich the lives of others and we strive to make their volunteer experience a positive one. Come join our amazing team!

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The Groves Hospital Volunteer Association (GHVA) volunteers have been actively assisting Groves Memorial Community Hospital with providing the best patient care since 1933. 

Each individual brings their unique life experiences and skills to the work of the Association.  Every member is valued and recognized for the contribution they make to the hospital, working to enrich the lives of others in our community in countless ways.

Currently, we have 173 active members supporting GHVA. 

In 2022 alone our volunteers contributed 18,400 hours towards meeting our goals and this making this a truly local community charity organization. Thank you to all our volunteers for their dedication and contribution to GHVA in 2022 and over the years. We could not do it without you.

We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities to help support Groves Memorial Community Hospital.

Tracking Our $1 Million Pledge: Fueling the Future of Groves Hospital

We are thrilled to share our progress towards the $1 million pledge we made to the new Groves Memorial Community Hospital facility. Since 2016, the Groves Hospital Volunteer Association (GHVA) has been committed to supporting this transformative project, with the goal of contributing the pledged amount over a span of 10 years until 2026.

As we stand today, we are proud to be the largest non-governmental contributor to the Hospital project, following the generous support from the province of Ontario and Wellington County. This accomplishment is a testament to the unwavering dedication of our community of volunteers, customers, and thrift store donators.

This thermometer represents the power of community support, as each donation brings us closer to our goal and helps shape the future of Groves Hospital.


Groves Hospital Volunteer Association supports Groves Memorial Community Hospital through its volunteer programs and services.


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The Groves Hospital Volunteer Association (GHVA) is the proud recipient of the 2018 Community Social Responsibility Award. 

The award is presented by the Centre Wellington Chamber of Commerce to an individual, group, organization or business that has displayed hard work and dedication to bettering our community. It is the second time GHVA has won the Community Social Responsibility Award.

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