Accommodations

We have 4 decorated lounge areas that provide our volunteers with a feeling of home away from home. For overnight and long duration stays, we have 8 separate bedroom areas with 8 to 12 beds and bathrooms equipped with showers.

Meals

Depending on the type and duration of a study, meals and snacks are provided during all in-clinic stays and for some outpatient studies. We selected caterers that prepare fresh and healthy meals using local, high-quality ingredients. Among the caterers that we use are Essential Meal Delivery headed by Chef David Greensmith, who is a personal chef to NHL players, and visiting celebrities such as Abbie Cornish and Piper Perabo.

Entertainment

Our lounge areas include large LED flat screen and Apple TVs for watching movies as well as Play Station gaming consoles for playing video games. We also have desktop computers with wireless internet, board games (including puzzles), and a library of books available to volunteers for use during their stay.

In addition to our modern facilities and lounge areas, we organize a number of fun activities that include, but are not limited to, Bingo, Jeopardy, Family Feud, Poker, arts and crafts, massage therapy and movie nights.

Essentials

As a volunteer in our clinic, you will be provided with

  • Scrubs
  • Socks
  • Basic toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, conditioner, and body lotion)
  • Deodorant, toothbrush, sanitary pads/tampons
  • Dental floss, Q-tips
  • Undergarments, intimate apparel
  • Indoor shoes/slippers
  • Books, magazines
  • Laptops, e-readers
  • Cellphone, battery chargers
  • Disposable razors (electric razors are not permitted)

What NOT to bring

Volunteers are not allowed to bring the following list of prohibited items

  • Illegal drugs and substances
  • Alcohol
  • Opened cigarette or e-cigarette packages, lighters
  • Any medications or medicated products (for example, Visine┬«, vitamins, Polysporin┬«)
  • Photographic equipment
  • Pornographic material
  • Food or drinks including candy, chewing gum, drink mixes, etc.
  • Big bulky items (for example, guitars or musical instruments)
  • Lotions, creams, and gels
  • Any form of liquid (for example, shampoo, conditioner, mouthwash, etc.)
  • Toothpaste
  • Make-up
  • Clothes (except for undergarments and intimate apparel)
  • Hats, sunglasses