Our unsung heroes.
Our more than 350 volunteers are the heart of Circle of Care. Together, they bring caring, kindness, and dedication to their roles, and help enhance the quality of life of individuals in our community. Keeping someone company on the way to an appointment, or even a quick phone call can help a lonely senior get through their day. We have many opportunities to help make a difference in someone’s life.
If you live north of Eglinton and Dufferin and have a minimum of 1 hour a week to spare, you can make a huge difference with a lonely senior seeking companionship by visiting him or her in their own home! Clients and volunteers are matched with someone of similar interests and location is prioritized based on your requirements. Languages such as Hebrew, Yiddish, Russian and Hungarian are helpful.
Kosher Meals on Wheels Volunteer Drivers
Create your own delivery schedule, volunteer on your own or with a friend and help deliver meals in your community Brighten someone’s day by bringing them a fresh meal, showing concern for their well being, having a friendly chat and making sure that all is well. Shifts are available Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Mileage is reimbursed.
Volunteers are needed to provide support to a clients who are faced with a life threatening illness. Hospice volunteers are a specialized group of volunteers who offer many services that include companionship, emotional support and practical assistance to our clients and short-term relief to client families and caregivers. Hospice volunteers are specially trained (mandatory 30 hr training) and are asked to commit to 2-4 hours per week. Training is free and is offered twice a year, September/October and January/February.
Phone Pal Volunteers provide regular weekly/daily telephone calls to isolated seniors who have few connections to family members and/or friends. Calls can be made in the comfort of your own home, work or even from Circle of Care. The volunteer often becomes a telephone friend; a resource and confidante to the client. The ability to speak other languages is not necessary but an asset.
Adult Day Centre for Seniors Program Volunteers
Volunteers are needed to provide social, recreation and education assistance to programs located at the Adult Day Centre, 1600 Steeles Avenue West. Hours are 8:30 – 3:30 Monday – Friday. This is a 2 hour commitment either in am or pm. Programs are designed for seniors with Alzheimer ’s disease, dementia and age related cognitive impairment.
Medical Assistance Companions
Volunteers are needed to drive older adults or people with disabilities, who are unable to leave their residence on their own to go to medical appointments. Volunteers must have their own car and be willing to stay with the client. Training is provided and mileage is reimbursed.
Kosher Meals on Wheels Captains
Kosher Meals on Wheels Captains are responsible for the organization and the daily meal delivery procedure on site at Baycrest. Volunteers must be organized, detail oriented, calm under pressure, have good problem solving skills and be a team player. This is a great opportunity to develop a variety of skills, including development of leadership skills. Captains are needed Tuesdays or Fridays from 8-10:00 am.
Volunteers are required to come in minimum once a week from 8:30 to 4:30 to assist with a variety of office tasks: mailings filing, putting together supply orders and welcome packages as well as a number of other administrative duties. This is a great opportunity for an individual looking to gain experience in administration.
Let’s Get Together
Volunteers are needed for 3-4 hours once a month between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm, to assist with the planning and execution of social programs for isolated seniors at the National Council for Jewish Women. If you are interested in working with seniors or enjoy getting together with other volunteers/clients this is a wonderful opportunity.
Want to help make a difference in someone’s life?
Become a Circle of Care volunteer today