Volunteers and the people they volunteer for are being enriched by their involvement within the community. Volunteering brings many benefits including the opportunity to make a worthwhile contribution to society, support to community groups, personal satisfaction, development of skills, improving future employment prospects, society benefit and just having fun!
Volunteers are involved in many different roles at our locations, such as:
- Yoga instructor (must be certified)
- Fitness instructor (must be certified)
- Shuffleboard leader
- Clogging and Tap instructor
- Line Dancing instructor
- Carpet ball leader
- Card game leader/coordinator
- Craft leader
- Wii instructor/leader
- Bingo caller
- Choir leader
- Stained Glass leader
- Knitting leader
- Woodcarving leader (Kiwanis)
- Beanbag Baseball coordinator (Hamilton Road)
- Quilting leader
- Special events & committee
Other roles include: friendly visiting, preparing meals, running groups/programs, advisory committees, and more! We always like to hear from residents and members about programs that are of interest to others that we may be able to include in our repertoire of programs. If you have a skill or hobby that you would like to teach to others, contact us today!
People volunteer for many different reasons which may include:
- Improve our community
- Develop social networks
- Utilize untapped skills
- Build self-confidence and self-esteem
- Maintain existing skills
- Meet new challenges
- Find that volunteering looks good on your resume
- Personal satisfaction
- Gain work experience
- Learn new skills
- Enjoy the contact with other people
- Do satisfying work
- Enhance responsibility
- Pathway to employment
- HAVE FUN!
Vulnerable Persons Police Check: It is necessary that each volunteer have a Vulnerable Person Police Check completed, satisfactory to the requirements and standards of the City of London. Volunteers are responsible for paying for their own check ($15), and renewals every 2 years.
It is the responsibility of staff and volunteers to monitor when their qualifications are up for renewal. Police checks are required to be submitted every two years (prior to the expiry date). When a check expires after the first year, volunteers will be able to sign a letter of declaration to extend their check for one additional year. Please note that typically it takes approximately 10-15 working days for Police Checks to be processed (volunteers are unable to begin their position with the City until their Police Check is on file).
All volunteers are required to submit a signed Confidentiality Waiver. Volunteers will be provided the waiver at training.
Current Positions Available:
We're currently searching for volunteers for various positions. Call us today to inquire!