Student Placements

We ♥ students!

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

Consider a student placement at VON.

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?

In partnership with affiliated schools, we offer clinical placements for students joining regulated and unregulated health professions. 

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. Possibilities include projects related to administration, finance, program evaluation, research, policy or education. 

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.

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.


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, where nurses work to their full scope, 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

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
VON Student, London ON

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 enjoyed the wide variety of skill opportunities provided, the diversity between different clients, and being able to travel around to parts of the region that I had yet to visit. Will be strongly considering VON as my career path.
satisfied VON Student

Safety statement

It is required that all VON employees are compliant with the VON Safety Management System and the Provincial Occupational Health and Safety Act.


VON is a fast-paced environment that requires attention to detail. Working conditions and physical demands may include (and are not limited to): lift and carry using appropriate lifting techniques; bend, push, pull, grip, reach, kneel, and crouch using good body mechanics; walk, sit, stand, and climb stairs; and use fine hand movements.

VON Canada is committed to meeting the needs of persons with disabilities and to providing accessibility accommodations for candidates who require them. If you are in need of accessibility support, please visit our website at for further details.