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How to Volunteer

 

COVID-19 Volunteer Needs Update

We thank you for your interest in volunteering with Community Care.  It has been truly remarkable to have so many community members reach out and offer to volunteer to help our clients.  During this COVID-19 pandemic, we are deemed an essential service and are continuing to provide services to seniors and adults with physical challenges in our communities.  We are currently collecting a list of community members who are able to help out during this time – should we require additional volunteers to support our clients we would contact those on the list.  Please fill out the volunteer application to be added to the list.  We are looking at our volunteer needs daily, and although we have no immediate volunteer roles to fill, we know that that can change quickly.       

Once we are back to normal operations, our full scope of volunteer opportunities will be available. 

We thank you for your interest, support and understanding.

 

HOW TO VOLUNTEER

Community Care relys on the support and dedication of over 830 volunteers, who donate their time and expertise to help over 7,000 clients in the City and County of Peterborough remain independent in their own homes…where they want to be! Without volunteers, none of this would be possible.

Apply to Volunteer.

Volunteer Requirements

Time Commitment:
Volunteering with Community Care is flexible to fit your schedule. Whether it is once a week or once a month, we need your help to make a difference!

Benefits of Volunteering:

  • Positively impact the lives of clients
  • Make a difference in your community
  • Experience the personal satisfaction of helping others
  • A valued member of our team
  • Training and educational opportunities
  • Share your knowledge and abilities
  • Continue to practice and apply your acquired skills
  • Social interaction
  • Flexible to fit your schedule

Click here to read about the volunteer opportunities.

Interested in Volunteering?

Are you...

  • sensitive to the needs of seniors and adults with physical challenges
  • punctual and reliable
  • a good listener
  • patient
  • respectful of confidentiality
  • cooperative
  • compassionate

Screening Requirements

In order to provide high quality services, and to ensure the safety the clients whom we serve, the following screening requirements must be successfully completed:

  • personal interview
  • application form(s)
  • criminal reference check
  • personal reference checks
  • drivers abstract (for some positions)
  • proof of valid license and insurance (for some positions)
  • general orientation
  • Role specific training

With an aging population, demand for service is on the rise, which presents an equal need for volunteers. Whether it is once a week or once a month, you can make a difference. If you have some time to give, please fill out the form here, and a staff member will contact you.

Apply to Volunteer.