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More than 65 years of community engagement, and counting.
On any given day, you will no doubt see a dedicated volunteer serving in our Pulse Café and Gift Shop, providing service to a patient, visitor or staff member at our hospital. If you look out into the community, you will see volunteers running successful enterprises like the Seconds Count Thrift Store. These men and women are members of the HHCC Auxiliary, a dedicated group of volunteers who are also philanthropists.

Our Auxiliary members have played a critical role in providing customer service and supporting patient care; from escorting patients to raising funds to purchase new equipment or contributions to larger capital campaigns. Each member is assigned a role that matches their interest, skill and experience with the greatest needs at our hospital.

The HHCC Auxiliary recruits, interviews, screens, places and recognizes every team member of almost 300 volunteers. To support this important work, the HHCC Auxiliary is governed by the Auxiliary Board of Directors.

Pulse Café and Gift Shop

Open to the public, visit the Pulse Café for treats or hot refreshments. 
The Gift Shop offers unique gifts, decor and clothing to browse or enjoy. 
The Pulse Café is run entirely by volunteers.  
All proceeds go toward various hospital needs including the purchase of priority equipment. 
Location: Joan and Paul Waetcher Welcome Centre main lobby
Hours of operation: 
Monday to Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  
Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  
Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  


Seconds Count 

Seconds Count Thrift Shop is the major fundraising arm of the Headwaters Auxiliary. Our shop is in downtown Orangeville. We fundraise for much-needed hospital equipment, capital improvements, and other needs. Funds raised have helped to purchase wheelchairs, diagnostic equipment, and renovate the hospital, to name a few. All proceeds go toward various hospital needs including the purchase of priority equipment. Seconds Count is entirely run by volunteers.
Location: 127 Broadway Avenue, Orangeville 
Hours of operation: 
Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  
Donations accepted through our back door entrance during the following hours:
Thursdays to Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 


Apply to volunteer

Ready to volunteer with us? Please complete a volunteer application form.

For more information, or for a printed or PDF copy of the application form, please contact the HHCC Auxiliary: email us or call (519) 941.2410 x2268.