Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering enriches your life

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 volunteer@communitycaredurham.on.ca for more information and see how you can help a neighbour!

 

Adult Day Program

CCD has Adult Day Programs in Bowmanville, Pickering, Uxbridge and Whitby. Volunteers are needed to assist with providing social and recreational activities for clients.

 

Board of Directors 

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 Mental Health Support

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.

 

Dining Assistant

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 Clinic

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.

 

Friendly Visiting 

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 

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.

 

Meals on Wheels

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.

 

Office Support

Volunteers help by booking and confirming client drives to medical appointments. They also assist staff in a variety of office tasks.

 

Telephone Reassurance

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.

 

Transportation

Volunteers pick up people for pre-arranged medical appointments, grocery shopping or other appointments necessary for client well-being. Volunteers drive their own vehicles and are reimbursed for mileage.