play an important role at our Centre, helping improve the quality
of life and emotional well-being of our residents in a very meaningful
Our volunteers devoted almost 15,000 hours of their time during the
past year, and are involved in various areas of the Centre. For many
of our residents, the volunteer becomes an important link to the outside
world, and helps enhance the residents’ feelings of self-esteem.
The compassion and commitment of our volunteers makes a major difference
in the lives of our residents. We salute and thank the hundreds of
volunteers who have selflessly given their time for the benefit of
of our volunteers say that they receive a great deal of satisfaction
from helping the frail elderly. Being appreciated is foremost on their
list of personal rewards, and our residents’ smiles and hugs
always produce new feelings of satisfaction.
Friendships develop, and returning each week becomes something very
special to look forward to.
Volunteer opportunities are available at our Centre every day of the
week, including weekends. Most require a commitment for a specific
period of time each week, starting with as little as one hour.
Typical volunteer opportunities include:
Special skills such as music
and art are also highly beneficial, in order to offer special activities
for groups of residents.
- Friendly visits
- Assisting during recreational
and cultural activities
- Special events and
- Group outings and
BBQs during the summer months