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 (CCD).

Without the commitment and dedication of volunteers, 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.

Every year Community Care Durham reaches out to its volunteers to fill out an anonymous survey. It allows us to identify areas where we can improve and also allows us to measure our progress over the past year. With 1,500 active volunteers, your contributions to CCD are immeasurable and your feedback is vital to the successful operations of our programs and services.

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Volunteerism
Skill-based Volunteers

Bring your unique set of skills and experience to a volunteer role.

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Upload your resume and provide a summary of skill sets and experience you wish to volunteer.

Virtual Volunteers

Contribute your skills and time via the internet based on your availability. Either one-time, short term based or ongoing projects.

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Volunteerism at CCD is Diverse

CCD Service Volunteers

Dedicate your free time, build your resume and learn new skills by volunteering for one of our many services.

Employer Supported Volunteering - NEW

Promote team building within your organization and foster team spirit while giving back to your community.

Employer Supported Volunteering Application

Benefits

Opportunities

  • Food Delivery
  • Transportation
  • Skills Based
  • Virtual
  • Other
Family and Group Volunteers

Take time out with your family and friends to help others and make a positive mark on the world.

This can include reading to seniors, planting a community garden, virtual clubs, organizing a community food drive, seasonal work and much more.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Adult Day Program

Assist with providing social and recreational activities for clients at the Bowmanville, Pickering, Uxbridge and Whitby sites.

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Community Food Box

Deliver a weekly food box containing essential groceries to clients’ homes.

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COPE Mental Health Group Facilitator

Assist with group facilitation and social recreation in supporting clients with emotional and/or mental health concerns.

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Dining Assistant

Assist and/or facilitate alongside staff with meal preparation and kitchen routines.

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Foot Care Clinic Assistant

Assist the nurse in the administration of the Foot Care Clinic.

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Exercise and Falls Prevention

Assist in providing exercise and fall prevention classes to the community.

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Luncheon Out

Provide transportation and/or assist staff with providing congregate dining for CCD clients.

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Meals on Wheels

Roles include packing meals, sanitizing MOW bags, and delivering meals to clients’ homes.

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Office Support

Assist in accounting, human resources and/or carry out general office duties.

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Social and Safety Checks

Includes Friendly Visiting and Telephone Reassurance where volunteers provide face to face visits or phone calls on a regular basis to CCD clients.

Friendly Visiting:

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Telephone Reassurance:

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Transportation

Using your own vehicle, provide transportation for clients to medical appointments, grocery shopping and other activities.

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Other

Skills-based volunteering (e.g. marketing, project management, education and training, etc.).

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How do I become a volunteer?

Applicants are asked to complete the Volunteer Application online, by email or by calling 1-888-255-6688.
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
  •  Be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination
  • Provide a Driver’s Abstract if you are transporting a client in your vehicle (3 Year Uncertified)
  • Receive virtual orientation
  • Receive service specific training

Thank you for your interest in joining our team!

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Advantages to Volunteering!

Newcomers to Canada can gain work experience and meet new people

Older Adults can bring their talents to our communities and nurture the spirit of civic engagement in Canada.

People with Disabilities can help build an inclusive environment

Youth can continue to maintain a strong volunteering presence in building healthy and resilient communities.

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.