Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are a very important part of The Wellington. Volunteers are recruited for the enrichment of the lives of the residents. Volunteers help provide a close interaction with the community and help enhance the quality of the lives of our residents.
We are looking for caring and compassionate people who want to make a difference in their community and in the lives of seniors. We provide a flexible atmosphere that requires as little as one hour per week to spend time with a resident.
retire

DISCOVER THE REWARDS OF BECOMING A VOLUNTEER:

  • Meet new people & Make new friends
  • Build special bonds
  • Learn new skills
  • Laugh together
  • Showcase your talents
  • Inspire everyone
  • Gain work related experience
  • Earn volunteer hours
  • Build your resume
  • Make your community a better place
  • Enjoy a sense of purpose and personal fulfillment

VOLUNTEER ROLES:

  • Providing one to one visits with residents
  • Assisting with recreation programs
  • Escorting residents on outings
  • Feeding Program
  • Pastoral Care visits
  • Palliative Care visits
  • Pet Visits
  • Administrative Duties
  • Fundraising Events
  • Portering to programs

VARIOUS PROGRAMS VOLUNTEERS ASSIST WITH AT THE WELLINGTON:

  • Exercise Groups
  • Game Nights
  • Garden Strolls
  • Community Outings
  • Eat in Dinners and Lunches
  • Intergenerational Programs
  • Birthday Parties
  • Elections – Voting
  • Creative Arts & Crafts
  • Scenic Drives
  • Bingo
  • Spiritual Services
  • Tai Chi
  • Bowling
  • Tuck Shop
  • Snoezelan
  • Drum Circle
  • Resident Council
  • Baking & Cooking
  • Holiday Bazaar
  • Entertainment
  • Plant Care
  • Glamour Circle
  • Humour Therapy
  • Reading Group

REQUIREMENTS:

  • A current 2 step TB test completed.
  • Proof of 2 doses of MMR vaccine or documentation of Serology for Measles IgG.
  • Criminal reference check (Vulnerable sector screening) only for volunteers over the age of 18. Must be current and successful.
  • Volunteers must be over the age of 14, those under 16 years of age require a parent’s signature.
  • Flu vaccine is not mandatory but highly recommended.

I WANT TO VOLUNTEER! WHERE DO I BEGIN?

* If you would like to volunteer at the Wellington, please contact Naritta Divjak, Volunteer Coordinator at (905) 385-2111 ext 112

pdf Volunteer Application