Our residents require 24 hour specialized care. Without the support of our community volunteers, this home would never have existed or continue to exist today.

Volunteers are the foundation of our organization from our volunteer Board of Directors to our fundraising committee to the volunteers who work directly with our residents helping to compliment the care and services provided by our staff.

We are always looking for people to volunteer who are patient, reliable, with good interpersonal and listening skills. Experience working with seniors adults with physical and /or cognitive challenge would be an asset. Volunteers must be over the age of 14.

As a volunteer, you choose the day, time of day and time commitment, dependent of volunteer positions available. At minimum, we do ask for a 3 month commitment.

Volunteers are matched to positions where they can utilize their current skills and interests, learn new skills/interests and can also develop personally.

There are a variety of different ways to become involved as a volunteer:

  • Assist at meal times

  • Assist with clerical activities

  • Assist with recreation programs and special events

  • Assist at fundraising events

  • Be part of our “End of Life” volunteer team

  • Provide one to one companionship to a resident e.g. reading, playing cards, going for walks outside, manicures, computer lessons

  • And many other opportunities that may arise……

The first step to becoming a volunteer is to complete our screening process. This includes:

  1. Completion of the Volunteer Application form and 2 reference check forms.

  2. An initial interview with the Volunteer Coordinator.

  3. Completion of the Police Record Check for the Vulnerable Sector. At the initial interview, you will receive a letter stating that you are applying to become a volunteer and you will not be charged for the police check.Please note that these checks can take 6-8 weeks, depending on the time of year.

  4. If you are under the age of 18, a parental consent form must be signed.

  5. Once the Police check is completed, an orientation date will be set. This may be done on an individual basis or in a group, depending on numbers.

  6. As a volunteer, you will have a member of our staff to directly report to, dependent on your assignment.

For more information please contact:
Lindsay Webber, Director of Life Enrichment

613-821-1034 ext. 247