Current Volunteer Opportunities
Meals On Wheels: Volunteers deliver hot or frozen nutritious meals to clients at their homes. Following a mapped out route, it usually takes less than two hours to complete. Click on this link to view a YouTube video on volunteering to deliver Meals on Wheels: http://www.youtube.com/CommunityCareDurham.
Transportation: Volunteers use their own vehicles to pick up clients for medical appointments or grocery shopping. Financial reimbursement for mileage is paid by the client. Click on this link to view a YouTube video on volunteering as a Transportation Driver: http://www.youtube.com/CommunityCareDurham.
Friendly Visiting: Volunteers provide companionship to clients who benefit from a regular visit to share activities and laughter. Click on this link to view a YouTube video on volunteering to be part of the Friendly Visiting program: http://www.youtube.com/CommunityCareDurham.
Telephone Reassurance: Volunteers call a list of clients to check on their wellness and have a brief chat.
Foot Care Clinic: Volunteers assist with booking appointments and help nurses with foot care duties.
Luncheon Out: Volunteers assist clients during an organized social luncheon in the community at a specified location.
Office Support: Volunteers assist staff with a variety of administrative tasks. http://www.youtube.com/CommunityCareDurham.
Community Events Display Volunteer: Volunteers assist by staffing display booths at local malls, community events and volunteer fairs to promote awareness about Community Care Durham services and volunteer opportunities.
Adult Day Program: Volunteers assist staff in helping with social and recreational activities at the Bowmanville, Pickering, Uxbridge and Whitby locations. http://youtu.be/sjQbZ0ecMhc
Dining Assistant: Volunteers assist staff with the Congregate Dining Program at Sunrise Seniors Place in Oshawa.
COPE Mental Health Program: Volunteers assist adult and older adult clients living with mental health needs through group facilitation, social recreation activities, or individual opportunities. Successful completion of a mandatory 12 week training program in Mental Health Fundamentals and Group Facilitation is required prior to working with clients. Volunteer training is offered throughout the year. http://youtu.be/a-OFI9YZhzQ
Board of Directors: Volunteers participate in the governance of the organization.
Local Advisory Committee (LAC) Member: Volunteers participate on a local volunteer committee to support Community Care Durham’s awareness building, volunteer recruitment and advise on local client services.
Brokered Service Opportunities:
Home Help: Assist clients with light-duty housekeeping such as dusting, laundry or vacuuming. An hourly fee is paid by the client.
Home Maintenance: Assist clients with home maintenance duties such as yard work, grass cutting or shovelling snow. An hourly fee is paid by the client.
For more information about volunteering with Community Care Durham, please contact your local Community Care Durham office or complete the volunteer form. A staff member will contact with you shortly.