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Employment Opportunities – HHSVA

Join Our Team

At the Hamilton Health Sciences Volunteer Association (HHSVA) we’re inspired to make a difference in the lives of our customers.

We’re a non-profit organization. Our mission is to continually enhance patient care at HHS by donating our profits. HHSVA manages and operates retail businesses and parking services across five HHS sites. We are proud of the contributions we are able to make each year through our excellence in retail, business innovation and organizational integrity.

Talent Centre

Visit our Talent Centre for information on all positions currently available with the HHSVA.

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Our Shops & Services


– Barton Bean (cafe)
– General Give Shop
– Courtyard Cafe (cafeteria)
– Sunnyside Cafe (Ron Joyce CHC)
– Parking Services


– Hummingbird Cafe
– Juravinski Give Shop
– Nora’s Fresh Café (cafeteria)
– Parking Services


– Baywest Cafe (cafeteria)
– Corner Cafe
– McMaster Give Shop
– Giving Blooms (floral services)
– Parking Services


– Maplewood Cafe
– St. Peter’s Give Shop
– Parking Services

Employment Opportunities

The HHSVA operates retail, food and parking services across four hospital sites resulting in a variety of interesting and fulfilling job opportunities. We offer a wide range of shifts including days, afternoons, evenings and nights. Our positions range from front-line to management and administration. We pride ourselves in our commitment to recruit from within wherever possible allowing our employees opportunity for change and career growth. We are always looking for customer focused, highly engaged people to join our team.

Some positions that we offer include:

Food & Gift Areas

– Retail Sales Associates
– Food Service Associates
– Team Coordinators
– Merchandisers
– Receivers
– Cooks
– Chef’s
– Assistant Managers
– Managers
– Retail Site Managers


– Finance Personnel
– Administrative Staff

Parking Services

– Customer Service Coordinators
– Intercom Operators
– Parking Lot Attendants
– Maintenance Personnel
– Head Cashiers
– Parking Manager
– Manager

Compensation & Benefits

The HHSVA strives to provide employees with a positive, supportive working environment as well as rewarding compensation and benefits that result in a high level of job satisfaction.


– Competitive wage rates
– Benefits package for employees who work 20 hours or more
– Paid breaks


– Incremental increases in vacation time
– Additional paid holiday
– Paid personal time
– Paid bereavement leave
– Staff discount
– Meal vouchers for extended shifts
– Free uniform apparel
– Ongoing training and development
– Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP), Homewood Health
– Staff newsletter
– Recognition including years of service, customer service and peer appreciation awards
– Holiday and birthday gift
– Annual staff holiday celebration and awards night

Mission, Vision & Values

Our Mission

To enhance patient care and quality of life for the HHS community through the donation of profits from the operation of business services and the recognition and support of volunteers.

Our Vision

Best Support for Patient Care

Our Values


– Promote relationships based on trust and fairness
– Create a workplace that is welcoming and inclusive for all
– Appreciate the contributions of all individuals


– Exceed expectations
– Provide exceptional service and value
– Inspire others to reach their potential


– Support each other and work together as ‘one’
– Appreciate individual differences and abilities
– Celebrate success and overcome challenges together


– Take responsibility for actions and solutions
– Act with integrity and professionalism
– Commit to maximizing donations towards enhancing patient care


– Seek ways to grow and improve
– Embrace and facilitate change
– Challenge the status quo


– Promote a positive environment
– Lead by example
– Embrace and encourage diversity
– Strive to be the best

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

The Hamilton Health Sciences Volunteer Association (HHSVA) is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion across all levels of our organization.

The most valuable asset we have as an organization is our people. We embrace and encourage our employees’ differences, such as age, colour, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, physical and mental ability, race, religion and sexual orientation as the characteristics that make each of us unique. Together our individual differences, self-expression, life experiences, unique capabilities and talents are an important part of our culture.

The HHSVA’s Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) initiatives strive to foster a culture that welcomes and supports an equitable work and customer experience for all. From our employees to our Board of Directors, we all play an important role in helping to create a positive environment for all and for supporting efforts that foster EDI across our organization.