Volunteer Opportunities
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We encourage community involvement through volunteering

Here are some examples of the types of volunteer opportunities available:

Hospitals

  • One-to-one visiting – make friendly conversation with patients
  • Meet and greet - welcome and guide clients, provide direction and location finding
  • Retail – sell items in the gift shop, gift cart, or thrift shop
  • Patient libraries – keep library in order and help patients find books
  • Hairdresser assistant – assist with hair care and grooming

Long-term care - seniors

  • Adult day centres – help deliver therapeutic and recreational activities in a group social setting
  • Medical escort – accompany frail seniors via HandyDART or taxi to medical appointments
  • Recreation therapy - support arts and crafts activities, bus outings, gardening programs, breakfast groups, computer sessions and recreation activities

Community

  • Friendly visiting – provide companionship to housebound adults and seniors
  • Drivers - provide transportation for meal delivery, medical appointments, social outings and grocery shopping
  • Care sitters - visit with isolated seniors to provide socialization or respite for their caregiver and adults dealing with mental health challenges
  • Meal programs - assist in meal program set-up, clean up, greeting participants and providing entertainment  
  • Shop by phone - phone and/or shop for clients

Public health

  • Child & baby clinics – greet parents and assist with weighing and measuring
  • Prenatal packages - assembling information packages that are given to expectant mothers
  • Toy cleaning - clean and sanitize toys used at clinics

How do I get started?

Submit an application today, or contact the Program Coordinator in your area:

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