Do you like to interact with other people? Looking for satisfying ways to help someone? Do you have skills that could be used to give back to your community?
If you have a little time, Community Care Durham (CCD) has a volunteer opportunity for you that will make a difference in someone else’s life.
Please contact your local CCD office or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and see how you can help a neighbour!
CCD has Adult Day Programs in Bowmanville, Pickering, Uxbridge and Whitby. Volunteers are needed to assist with providing social and recreational activities for clients.
CCD is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors who shape the strategic direction of our organization. Consider volunteering as a Director and help us plan for the future.
Community Events Display
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.
COPE (Creating Opportunities for Personal Excellence) is a group mental health support program for adults with emotional and/or mental health concerns. CCD offers this program throughout Durham Region. As a volunteer, you assist with group facilitation and social recreation. Successful completion of a mandatory 12-week training program in “Mental Health Fundamentals and Group Facilitation” is required and is offered by CCD throughout the year.
Community Support for Seniors
Volunteers assist in the Making Connections Clarington COPE Support Group. This is an opportunity to help seniors with mental health issues get out and socialize within their community.
CCD provides a Congregate Dining Program at Sunrise Seniors Place in Oshawa. Volunteers are needed to assist staff, helping clients during meal times.
Foot care is an essential part of well-being and health. Volunteers assist with booking client appointments and help nurses in the clinic, as needed.
Volunteers make regular, scheduled visits to clients to share interests and companionship. CCD carefully matches volunteers to clients in an effort to ensure compatibility.
Local Advisory Committee (LAC)
LAC volunteers participate on a local committee to support CCD’s efforts in building community awareness of our services and help with recruitment of volunteers.
Luncheon Out is an organized social luncheon for clients in their local community. It gives many clients an opportunity to interact with other people, have a healthy lunch and engage in new activities. Volunteers assist clients during the event.
The Meals on Wheels service is vital to helping people live independently at home. Volunteers deliver nutritious meals, hot or frozen, to clients, not only providing them with healthy food but also a friendly smile. Volunteers are provided with a mapped route, which generally takes about two hours to complete.
Volunteers help by booking and confirming client drives to medical appointments. They also assist staff in a variety of office tasks.
Volunteers phone a list of clients to check on their wellness and have a brief chat, providing a friendly voice and conversation in someone’s day.
Volunteers pick up people primarily for pre-arranged medical appointments. Volunteers drive their own vehicles and are reimbursed for mileage.