Volunteer at Unitarian House

 

We believe that each volunteer contributes directly to our growth and success by the way we treat our residents and each other. We are proud to have an extensive volunteer team consisting of internal resident volunteers as well as volunteers from the external community.

 

Volunteer positions may include but are not limited to:

  • Front desk reception volunteers

  • Van drivers

  • Special event servers

  • Group leaders

  • One on one visitors

  • Musical entertainers

  • Craft and knitting group leaders

  • Choir leaders/members

  • Skit club leaders/members

  • Tuck shop volunteers

  • Happy hour bar tenders

  • 50/50 ticket sellers

  • Parking lot monitors

  • Floor representatives

  • Exercise class leaders

  • Meditation group leader

  • Bingo, bridge, scrabble and euchre group volunteers

 

We welcome those who bring special talents and skills to our team of volunteers. If you have something to share that is not on this list please contact us.

As per the Retirement Home Act, 2010:

All volunteers must have a clear Level 3 – Vulnerable Sector Check before hire. Click here for information.

If you are interested in joining our volunteer team please contact our Activity Coordinator Jennifer Brierley at jbrierley@unitarianhouse.ca

Download a Volunteer Application Form here:

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"I was looking for a volunteer opportunity at a retirement residence and I'm so happy that I found Unitarian House! From my first email and visit, I could tell that Unitarian House is a special place. I began volunteering at the front desk and I liked it so much that I now volunteer at Happy Hour too! I look forward to this time each week. The staff and residents are warm and welcoming and I am enjoying getting to know everyone. I am grateful for the opportunity and love being part of this vibrant community.”
— Liz Briggs, volunteer  

“Really, I don’t consider this work — it’s fun!”

— Ted Whicker, volunteer van driver and 
     resident, UHO Senior Apartment  

"On Sunday afternoons I show movies as a volunteer. I love doing this because of the happy smiles and thankyous I get from the residents. As Floor Representative I also get to know everybody and it is very nice to feel part of this wonderful big family”

— Janine Poley, volunteer and resident,
     UHO Retirement Residence  

“I have always enjoyed volunteering at Unitarian House because staff and residents are so friendly.  They also care about each other. Volunteers are treated exceptionally well and appreciated.  We are also given training in many aspects of interactions with residents, especially those in assisted living arrangements who are often vulnerable and need special attention. Now that I live at Unitarian House, I see even more clearly the warm, caring relationships that form between residents and volunteers.  Seeing smiles on the faces of those who spend time with volunteers says it all.  We receive so much more than we give”

— Lynn Collins, volunteer and resident,
     UHO Senior Apartment  

 

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