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Fax: (705) 745-6011


 Want to join our team of over 600 volunteers?

With an aging population, demand for our programs and services is on the rise which presents an equal need for volunteers.  

We have many flexible options throughout the City and County of Peterborough that can fit your schedule, whether it is once a week or once a month.  Our volunteering opportunities give you a chance to make a real difference in the life of seniors or adults with disabilities in your community.

"What do I love about volunteering with Community Care?" said a volunteer.  "The relationships that have been created.  The feeling that I get doing something of value for another person that I did not know before."

If you have some time to give, please fill out the below volunteer application form, and a staff member will contact you.

I completed my application, what's next?

In order for us to provide high-quality services, and to ensure the safety of our clients, volunteer screening requirements must be successfully completed.  Our staff member will guide you through the following:

  • personal interview
  • application form(s)
  • criminal reference check
  • personal reference checks
  • proof of covid-19 vaccination
  • drivers abstract (for some positions)
  • proof of valid license and insurance (for some positions)
  • general orientation
  • role-specific training with our local staff

Thank you for considering joining our team.

Online Volunteer Application

Download a Volunteer Application to Mail to Us



Find Your Volunteer Role

Featured Volunteer Role

Board Member


We are seeking new volunteer Board members who will be committed, enthusiastic, and motivated to share any of the following expertise and skills:

  • Governance and not-for-profit board experience
  • Understanding remote communities and rural issues
  • The legal and regulatory administration
  • Government relations and advocacy
  • Financial management and fiscal reporting
  • Primary Care or health care
  • Business and quality management
  • Goal setting, strategic planning
  • Public Relations and performance management
  • Research and education
  • Community service and volunteerism

 For more information about this role, and for application details and contacts use this link below: 

Be A Volunteer Board Member


Do You Love to Drive?

We are in need of reliable, caring drivers, like Don DeBaeremaeker, who helps so much and clients ask for him by name.

Our volunteer drivers supplement the driving of friends and family for those without the ability to drive. The vol­unteer driver commitment involves picking up a client and dropping them off at their appointment or activity and then later, picking up the same client and returning them to their home. Volunteer drivers receive some reimburse­ment which is paid to them by the client to help offset the cost of gas and wear and tear on their vehicle.

Be A Volunteer Driver


Volunteer Opportunities

Telephone Reassurance Caller
Provide a telephone call for reassurance of the client’s well-being.

Office Support
Assist with the day-to-day operation of the office. 

New To You - Thrift Store
Assist with sales in the New to You store.  New to You stores are located in our Apsley, Chemung, Havelock and Millbrook Offices.

Blood Pressure Clinic
Check and monitor clients’ blood pressure. 

Diner's Club
Assist the diner’s club convenor.

Foot Clinic
Provide reception and clinical support.

Assist with fundraising activities. 

Meals On Wheels
To deliver meals

Grocery Shopping
To shop for and deliver groceries

Volunteer Driver
To provide transportation for medical appointments, grocery shopping, and other activities associated with independent living.

Friendly Visitors
Provide social interaction in person or by phone. 

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