Without the commitment and dedication of volunteers, Community Care Durham (CCD) would not be able to provide our clients with the broad range of services and supports that enable them to live safely at home. Volunteers make a difference, whether it is a few hours a week or a few hours a month.
Please consider joining our team of volunteers as we continue in our mission of “Supporting People, Strengthening Community.”
Volunteers are the heart and soul of Community Care Durham.
Volunteers Needed for KMs for CCD
Community Care Durham is looking for volunteers to assist at this CCD fundraising event. On event day, we need help in the following areas:
- Food/Beverage Service
- Set-up/Tear down
- Bag Assembling
This exciting fundraiser takes place on Saturday, September 30th, 2023 at Purple Woods Conservation Area in north Oshawa. Time of the event is 8 am to 2 pm.
We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who are outgoing and enjoy talking with people. This would be ideal for high school students looking to get their community hours or anyone looking to do a day of volunteering. Orientation will be conducted prior to the event during the week of September 18th.
Volunteers should be comfortable sitting or standing for prolonged periods of time. This is an outdoor event, rain or shine. Lunch will be provided. Additional details on duties and orientation date will be available closer to the event.
If you are interested in this one-time volunteer opportunity, please apply to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteerism at CCD is Diverse
Calling all Durham Region community groups – become a Community Champion and build a partnership with Community Care Durham! Churches, service clubs and other non-profit organizations are welcome to give back to the community and volunteer.
- Make a positive contribution to your local community
- Build a partnership with another non-profit
- Learn new skills, build leadership and teamwork
- Brings fulfillment and balance to one’s life
Corporate and Community Volunteer Opportunities:
- Meals on Wheels
- Community Food Box
- Outdoor Seasonal Support
- Congregate Dining
Promote team building within your organization and foster team spirit while giving back to your community. It’s a Winning Partnership!
- Promotes a positive corporate public image
- Strengthen peer relationships
- Enhance employee morale, productivity and loyalty
- Enriches self-esteem, confidence and reduces stress
Bring your unique set of skills and experience to a volunteer role.
Upload your resume and provide a summary of skill sets and experience you wish to volunteer.
Adult Day Program
Assist with providing social and recreational activities for clients at the Bowmanville, Pickering, Uxbridge and Whitby sites.
CCD Community Ambassador
Assist in providing support at community events by engaging and promoting volunteerism, services and/or other CCD initiatives.
Assist in generating partnerships/sponsorships from local businesses and organizations for the KMs for CCD fundraising event.
Community Food Box - Deliver Food Boxes
Deliver food boxes containing essential groceries to clients’ homes.
COPE Mental Health Group Facilitator
Assist with group facilitation and social recreation in supporting clients with emotional and/or mental health concerns.
Dining Assistant – Adult Day Program
Assist and/or facilitate alongside staff with meal preparation and kitchen routines.
Exercise and Falls Prevention
Reporting to staff, assist in providing exercise and fall prevention classes to the community.
Foot Care Clinic Assistant
Assist the nurse in the administration of the Foot Care Clinic.
Volunteers provide face to face visits to clients on a weekly basis to share in conversation and common interests.
Provide transportation and/or assist staff with providing congregate dining for CCD clients.
Meals on Wheels - Deliver Hot and Frozen Meals
Roles include delivering hot and frozen meals, packing meals, sanitizing MOW bags, and delivering meals to clients’ homes.
Assist in accounting, human resources and/or carry out general office duties.
Volunteers provide phone calls to clients on a regular basis to engage in friendly conversation.
Using your own vehicle, provide transportation for clients to medical appointments, grocery shopping and other activities.
Skills-based volunteering (e.g. marketing, project management, education and training, etc.).
How do I become a volunteer?
Applicants are asked to complete the Volunteer Application online, by email or by calling 1 (888) 255-6680.
Once your application is received, a Volunteer Coordinator will contact you to discuss next steps which includes:
- Provide a Vulnerable Sector Police Records Check
- Provide Two References
- Provide a Driver’s Abstract if you are transporting a client in your vehicle (3 Year Uncertified)
- Receive CCD Orientation
- Receive service specific training
*CCD has lifted the COVID-19 vaccine requirements for volunteers and it is no longer mandatory however, we encourage volunteers to continue with COVID-19 vaccinations. CCD requests that volunteers share their vaccination status and provide proof of vaccination.
Thank you for your interest in joining our team!
Bob T. CCD Volunteer
I have been a volunteer with Community Care Durham for 10 years. I have always preferred to be on the ground, working, doing and helping others. I look forward to meeting new clients, seeing familiar faces and assisting them as much as my role will allow. It is a joy to volunteer and has given me structure and a purpose during my retirement.
Zenith C. CCD Volunteer
Volunteering with CCD has been an amazing experience. I am very humbled to be able to offer my time to help a client in need. As a Friendly Visitor, I have been able to provide support and social companionship and am so happy to be a part of their daily routine. I am more than a volunteer to my client, I am their friend.
Marion S. CCD Volunteer
Volunteering in my community was always on my to-do list and when I came across an advertisement 6 years ago, I signed up to help out in the Adult Day Program. Although I can often be found in the kitchen, I also have time to dance, sing and help out with games and activities. Volunteering has allowed me to meet new people who love to smile and socialize over a cup of tea.