If you, or someone you know, would enjoy any of the following volunteer roles, please contact Mary Black at 519.846.5359 x 7266, or at

Dining Room Assistance

 We are looking for volunteer assistance in our resident dining rooms for all weekend and evening meals. In this role, you would be assisting residents who can no longer assist themselves at meal time. This shift would consist of 1.5 hours any evening between 5pm and 6:30pm, or any weekend meal (8am to 9:30am, 12pm to 1:30pm or 5pm to 6:30pm).

One to One Visiting

Some of our residents would greatly benefit from one to one conversational visits, one to one games, and strolls outside in the nice weather. *In particular, we are looking for male volunteers to provide companionship to some of our male residents.

Musical Entertainment

For our small and large group special events and theme programmes, we are always looking for volunteers who enjoy playing an instrument or singing for our residents.

No One Dies Alone Programme

This role supports our residents who are palliative - at the end stage of life - by sitting with them, and perhaps their loved ones, so that they are not alone at this time.

Saturday Afternoon Ice Cream Parlour Assistance

We are looking for volunteers to assist our Recreation Staff every Saturday afternoon between 1:30 and 3:15pm, to bring residents to and from the ice cream parlour location, serve ice cream and socialize with residents. This is a great role for students.

Sunday Chapel Service Assistance

We are looking for volunteers to assist our Recreation Staff every Sunday from 1:30 to 3:00pm, to bring residents to and from the Sunday church service.

Happy Hour Support

Helping the Birch Dale team with a social gathering that happens every day from 3:15 to 4:15pm. This will involve bringing residents to the dining room, socializing, supporting a program, and assisting them with their snack. You could pick one day a week or every other week if you like!

Van Driver

This is an occasional position that varies in day, time and length of shift.  Our residents may have appointments scheduled out in the community and require a ride to and from the appointment. We have an accessible van that we can provide for this transportation; we are looking for volunteers who are 25 years of age or older, can provide a clean driving abstract and liability insurance, and are comfortable and confident in their driving skills. There is always a volunteer escort to accompany the volunteer and resident as well.



Posted October 8th, 2015