Student Placements

We ♥ students!

Ready to step out of the classroom and start making a difference? 

Consider a student placement at VON.

Gain hands-on, real-world experience.

At VON, no two days are ever the same. You’ll work alongside our knowledgeable and professional staff, caring for clients of all ages with a range of conditions, giving you the chance to develop strong clinical reasoning skills.

Build relationships, not just a resumé.

There’s nothing like caring for someone one-on-one in their own home. The lasting relationships you build with clients and their families are a big part of what VON offers — and a big part of what helps clients to heal and stay healthy.

What kind of placements do you offer?

We offer clinical placements for students joining regulated and unregulated health professions as well as non-clinical placements. 

Our current focus is on students in:

  • baccalaureate nursing programs,

  • practical nursing programs, and

  • CCA or PSW programs.

We also will work with students who are completing project-based learning as part of their education program.

Please note that all student placements with VON are unpaid.


Why should I consider VON?

Get a head start on your career.

After you graduate, consider one of the many different job opportunities at VON. Between home care, home support and community support services, we offer more than 50 different programs and services across Ontario and Nova Scotia.

Make a difference in your community.

VON is a registered charity that provides care based on need, not ability to pay. A placement with VON means you’re helping vulnerable clients and their families to live their best lives in the safety and comfort of their own homes and communities.


What kind of work would I be doing?

Due to the number of programs we offer, you have many options for where you could be placed. For example, consider a placement:

In one of our Community Nursing Clinics that offer wound care, medication administration, dressing changes, pain and symptom management, IV therapy and more

With one of our Visiting Nursing programs, providing care in clients’ home or in schools

In one of our Nurse Practitioner Clinics that offer primary care in the local community

With our Palliative Care programs, working with clients and their families to provide care, assessment and symptom management. We also provide end-of-life care and support.

With one of our many Adult Day Programs, which focus on providing a safe, social and recreational experience for seniors and individuals with a disability including dementia

With our SMART (Seniors Maintaining Active Roles Together) program and Fall Prevention classes, supporting mobility and keeping older adults active and engaged in their communities


Want to know more?

If you'd like to know more about VON, including the list of services we offer, we invite you to browse our website and check us out on social media (Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn).

Our YouTube channel features several short videos that will help you learn more about the exciting and rewarding career opportunities at VON after you graduate.


How do I get started?

All student placements must be arranged through your school's Student Placement Office. We do not accept requests directly from individual students. Please contact your placement office and ask them to email VON at [email protected].

I started my career with VON as a student six years ago. I came to expand my skills in the field, I stayed to fill my heart
Jane Doe, London ON