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UBC Health Mentors Program seeking Volunteer Mentors

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Commitment: Long-term

Connection method: In-person

Open to Fraser Valley & Lower Mainland, Patient partners across BC

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Health Mentors Recruitment Now Open!
UBC Health Mentors program is looking for volunteer Health Mentors (or caregivers) who live with a chronic illness to share their healthcare expertise with new UBC healthcare students to help them learn about patient-centered care. Health Mentors play an important role in the education of future health professionals. The program starts in September 2023 and runs until May 2024. Mentors should live in the lower mainland and be interested in working with small groups of students. For more information on the Health Mentors Program, please see our website:

Health Mentors Poster
Mentors Information Sheet 2023-24

Level of Engagement

This opportunity is at the level of Involve on the IAP2 Spectrum of Public Participation.


  • Willing & comfortable to share health care experiences in a group setting
  • Have access to technology and the internet to participate in the engagement opportunity
  • An interest in improving health care services
Patient Partners ARE NOT required to be PVN members to participate in this engagement opportunity.

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Jen Macdonald Program Coordinator, Patient and Community Partnership for Education | UBC Health (604) 317-8201

From Our Community

Christine Wallsworth

Patient Partner, Vancouver

Christine Wallsworth

Patient and family partners should not be a check box on research proposals! They need to be involved right from the start. I know patient and family partners are doing their part by providing their knowledge to researchers from their lived experience.  It’s a win-win for us to work together through PVN to make sure our input drives improvements.