Volunteer Roles

Biking Buddy Volunteer Role

  • Volunteers can be 18 years or older
  • Volunteers are trained and orientated on the DUET bicycles by Recreation Staff
  • Volunteers are then paired up with a small group of residents from a specific neighbourhood
  • Time commitment is anytime between April and October, 1 to 2 hours a week (flexible)

Bingo Assistant Volunteer Role

  • Volunteers can be 14 years or older
  • Volunteers are trained and orientated by Recreation Staff
  • Time commitment is 1.5 to 2 hours a week, day and time varies

Bowling Assistant Volunteer Role

  • Volunteers can be 14 years or older
  • Volunteers are trained and orientated by Recreation Staff
  • Time commitment is 1.5 to 2 hours a week, day and time varies

Campus Golf Cart Volunteer Role

  • Volunteers can be 16 years or older
  • Volunteers are trained and orientated by Recreation Staff
  • Volunteers always accompany the Recreation Staff in this program and are not responsible for driving the cart
  • Time commitment is 1.5 to 2 hours a week, day and time varies

Volunteers riding in golf cart with resident

Dining Club Assistant Volunteer Role

  • Volunteers can be 16 years or older
  • Volunteers are trained and orientated by Recreation Staff
  • Time commitment varies, depending on day and time of dining club programme; Wednesday evenings during the warmer months

Dining Room Assistant Volunteer Role

  • Volunteers can be 16 years or older
  • Volunteers watch a video about assisting residents, and complete a quiz
  • Volunteers are trained and orientated by Life Enrichment Staff
  • Time commitment is 1 to 1.5 hours a week, day and time varies

Games Volunteer Role

  • Volunteers can be 16 years or older
  • Volunteers are trained and orientated by Recreation Staff
  • Time commitment is 1 to 1.5 hours a week, day and time varies

Manicure Volunteer Role

  • Volunteers can be 16 years or older
  • Volunteers are trained and orientated by Recreation Staff
  • Time commitment is 1 to 1.5 hours a week, day and time can be flexible

Newspaper Delivery Volunteer Role

  • Volunteers can be 14 years or older
  • Volunteers are trained and orientated by Recreation Staff
  • Time commitment is .75 to 1 hour a week on Saturday mornings between 8:30 and 9:30am

Bus Outings Volunteer Role

  • Volunteers can be 16 years or older
  • Volunteers are trained and orientated by Recreation Staff
  • Time commitment varies, depends on the destination of the outing

Pet Therapy Volunteer Role

  • Volunteers can be 18 years or older
  • Volunteers are encouraged to contact St. John's Pet Therapy programme to complete the training for pet therapy through their programme
  • Volunteers are provided a general orientation by the Coordinator of Volunteers
  • Time commitment is 1 to 1.5 hours a week, day and time flexible

General Programme Assistant Volunteer Role

  • Volunteers can be 14 years or older
  • Volunteers are trained and orientated by Recreation Staff
  • Time commitment varies, depending on special event or programme

Snoezelen Volunteer Role

  • Volunteers can be 18 years or older
  • Volunteers are trained and orientated by Life Enrichment Staff
  • Time commitment is 1 to 1.5 hours a week, day and time varies

Spiritual Programme Assistance Role

  • Volunteers can be 14 years or older
  • Volunteers are trained and orientated by Recreation Staff
  • Time commitment is 1.5 to 2 hours a week, Tuesdays or Sundays

Van Driver Volunteer Role

  • Volunteers can be 25 years or older
  • Volunteers will provide individual transportation services with the Wellington Terrace accessible van for resident appointments and functions
  • Volunteers will possess a valid Ontario Driver's License, clean driving record and current auto insurance with at least $1,000,000.00 liability
  • Volunteers are trained and orientated by Recreation Staff
  • Time commitment varies due to resident appointment/event

Visiting Volunteer Role

  • Volunteers can be 14 years or older
  • Volunteers are trained and orientated by Life Enrichment Staff
  • Time commitment is 1 to 1.5 hours a week, day and time varies