Long-Term Care

Volunteer

Long-Term Care Homes & Services is always looking for new volunteers to join our team. As a member of our volunteer team you will experience an environment that is stimulating, challenging and rewarding.

More about our Volunteer program.

Become a Volunteer

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Volunteer Recruitment

Volunteer Opportunities currently being recruited include: Friendly Visiting, Gift Shop, Spiritual Care, Recreation and Special Events.

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Student Volunteers

Student volunteers are an integral part of the volunteer team. Learn more and get involved by volunteering in long-term care and earn your hours for high school credit at the same time.
 

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Corporate Volunteering

Our homes offer a variety of volunteering opportunities for corporation interested in employee development through volunteering. Sharing time in our homes assisting our residents fosters community involvement and encourages team-building. 

Application Process

How the volunteer system works

Follow the step by step process to become a volunteer with Long-Term Care Homes & Services including the application, orientation, police reference check (PRC) vulnerable sector screen, reference consent and contact information for the Coordinator, Volunteer Service in each of the homes.

More Information

Caring Clown Program

Caring Clowns is an innovative and unique volunteer program, in partnership with the Chang School at Ryerson University that brings specially trained clowns into the homes to perform for residents, especially those who are socially isolated because they have dementia, face language barriers or tend not to take part in existing resident programs.

Principles of Volunteer Service

Discover how the principals of volunteering support the program including areas of confidentiality, respect, communication, innovation, recognition, responsiveness and adaptability, learning and personal growth.

Tips for Friendly Visiting

Visiting one-on-one with a long-term care resident is a special way to contribute as a volunteer. Special training is provided and you can use these tips to enhance your visit.

Volunteer FAQs

Answers to frequently asked questions about the volunteer program including types of opportunities, commitment of time, minimum age requirement, record of hours for high school credit and police reference check (PRC) vulnerable sector screen.
 

Volunteer Goals

Learn about the goals of the volunteer program and determine if you are a match for this service which provides countless opportunities to interact with residents, plan special events, fundraise and be active within the community.

Our Code of Conduct and Policies

Code of Conduct

Volunteers must sign a Code of Conduct, committing to high standards of behaviour when providing volunteer service.

Confidentiality

Volunteers must maintain confidentiality when providing volunteer service.

Conflict of Interest

Volunteers must adhere to Conflict of Interest guidelines when providing volunteer service.