Volunteer Services

How Can You Help?

Get involved in your community and volunteer today!

Volunteer Services offers a wide variety of opportunities for individuals and students of Wellington County. Volunteers help residents maintain as active, independent and high quality of life as possible by augmenting and complementing services provided by the staff of the home through a wide range of volunteer initiatives. Volunteer today at Wellington Terrace, and you can:

  • give back to your community
  • feel good and build self esteem
  • put a lifetime of skills and experience to good use
  • enhance your health and well-being
  • feel the power that your presence will have on the lives of our residents.

Wellington Terrace is always looking for new volunteers. Read about new roles in the Volunteer Roles section below.

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

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

What Our Volunteers Say

"I have enjoyed my time here at Wellington Terrace. I have learned how to assist a resident in the dining room, and how to communicate with a resident who has Dementia. I think it is important to see as people's lives change."

"I find my volunteer work fulfilling when I take people to the Snoezelen Room and they get enjoyment from the experience."

"I enjoy working with the residents and the staff. Being able to help is very satisfying and fulfilling."

"I love working with the residents with my dog, and I am glad we signed on!"

"Everything is run smoothly and it is a great opportunity (to volunteer). Keep doing what you are doing!"

"While volunteering here, I got to improve my kitchen skills and I gained helpful experience!"

"It is rewarding and satisfying to see residents enjoy and look forward to (my exercise) class; to see improvement and to realize the importance the activity holds for some individuals."

"I love to have fun and make people smile. I am really enjoying this volunteer experience!"

"Thank you for allowing us to enjoy our new friends that we visit with weekly!"

"I like the way the Volunteer Services are set up."

"Staff are receptive and couldn't be nicer!"

"I enjoy interacting with the residents; I especially enjoy the meal programs because there is always something to do and you feel very useful and needed, which is gratifying."

"This is a smoothly-run organization; volunteers feel appreciated and recognized; lots of volunteer opportunities are provided."

"I've enjoyed my time here at Wellington Terrace. I will recommend it to anyone in need of volunteer hours or something positive and enjoyable to do in their spare time."

"I really appreciate the acceptance and flexibility that volunteering gave me."

"Thinking about this, generally, I think that a satisfied happy volunteer is the best advertisement. It is a pleasure to come here!"

"Thank you for the great opportunity!"

Volunteers bring the spirit of the community into Wellington Terrace by assisting in the many programs offered to our residents.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Applications - Apply Today!

Volunteers bring the spirit of the community into Wellington Terrace by assisting in the many programs offered to our residents. Become a volunteer today. Apply now!

Volunteer Application Documents

 

 

 

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