Volunteer For Community Care Northumberland

Community Care Northumberland relies on a team of hundreds of volunteers across Northumberland County who assist with program delivery, office administration, special events and more. Our volunteers are a valued and vital part of our team, offering their time and sharing their skills and interests to help our clients.

We require adherence to the organization’s COVID-19 vaccine policy (must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19) and an up to date vulnerable sector check.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Drivers

CCN is seeking volunteer drivers to provide transportation for clients who are unable to drive for themselves. A reimbursement of $0.50/kilometre for drivers’ out of pocket expenses such as fuel, insurance and vehicle maintenance is paid by the client or the client’s coverage directly to the volunteer. Volunteers are not paid for their time – this is their generous gift to the community.

COVID-19 safety measures are in place to protect the safety of drivers and clients.

To learn more about or to express your interest in becoming a volunteer driver, please email volunteer@commcare.ca, phone 1-866-514-5774 or complete the online volunteer application form.

Meals on Wheels Volunteers

CCN is seeking volunteers to assist with preparing hot meals and delivering hot and/or frozen Meals on Wheels. Hot meals are prepared locally throughout Northumberland County and delivered to clients at least once per week around the noon hour. Volunteers may also, or instead, assist with frozen meal delivery, which takes place approximately once every 2 weeks around noon.

COVID-19 safety measures are in place to protect the safety of all volunteers and clients.

To learn more about or to express your interest in becoming a Meals on Wheels volunteer, please email volunteer@commcare.ca, phone 1-866-514-5774 or complete the online volunteer application form.

Volunteer Peer Support (VPS)

This program trains Volunteers that will help Older Adults access supports in Northumberland, such as housing, safety, finances, spirituality, social connection, recreation and more, using the WrapAround for Older Adults service delivery, in partnership with the Ontario Health Team Northumberland (OHTN).

COVID-19 safety measures are in place to protect the safety of all volunteers and clients.

To learn more about or to express your interest in a VPS volunteer, please email volunteer@commcare.ca, phone 1-866-514-5774 or complete the online volunteer application form.

Friendly Visiting Volunteers

CCN is seeking volunteers interested in joining our friendly visiting program, which matches volunteers with clients based on common interests. Volunteers and clients meet approximately once per week to enjoy pleasant conversation and companionship.

COVID-19 safety measures are in place to protect the safety of the volunteer and the client. At this time, friendly visits are taking place outside.

To learn more about or to express your interest in becoming a friendly visiting volunteer, please email volunteer@commcare.ca, phone 1-866-514-5774 or complete the online volunteer application form.

Home Help Brokered Workers

CCN is seeking home help workers to assist clients with light housekeeping and laundry who are unable to complete these tasks for themselves. Home help workers receive an hourly compensation of $15.00, paid directly by the client. Workers select the number of clients they would like to provide service for, the number of hours a week/month they would like to work, and in which area(s) of the county they would like to work.

COVID-19 safety measures are in place to protect the safety of home help workers and clients.

To learn more about or to express your interest in becoming a home help brokered worker, please email volunteer@commcare.ca, phone 1-866-514-5774 or complete the online volunteer application form.

Hospice Volunteers

Hospice volunteers are community members wanting to support hospice palliative care, and clients and families using our services. Volunteers support hospice services in a variety of areas, including: client visiting, bereavement support, kitchen, reception, special events, and outdoor support.

Volunteers complete a 30-hour hospice training based off of Hospice Palliative Care Ontario’s 13 module training covering topics such as: Introduction to Hospice Palliative Care, Volunteer Role and Understanding Professional Boundaries, Communication Skills, Pain and Symptom Management, Understanding the Dying Process, Spirituality, Grief and Bereavement, Care for the Caregiver, Family, Ethics, Psychosocial Issues and Impact of Illness, Cultural Considerations, Infection Prevention and Control, and Orientation to your Local Hospice. Training and education is ongoing and sessions are offered throughout the year.

Bereavement volunteers participate in the 30-hour hospice training as well as an additional bereavement training. Bereavement volunteers support anyone anticipating a death, or grieving the loss of a loved one. Volunteers support clients with one-to-one support or in support groups.

We require adherence to the organization’s COVID-19 vaccine policy (must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19) and an up to date vulnerable sector check. 

Link to the Ed’s House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre Website HERE.

Volunteering with Community Care Northumberland provides a great opportunity to give back to your community while meeting new friends and learning new skills. You can choose the time commitment, location and volunteer opportunity best suited for you. 

Become a Volunteer Today

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Community Care Northumberland. To apply, please complete our online volunteer application form or print and complete the application and return it to your local program office by email or in person. You can also phone 1-866-514-5774 to learn more about becoming a volunteer.

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Volunteer Opportunities

  • Volunteer in the kitchen or deliver Meals on Wheels to clients in your community
  • Become a volunteer driver to take seniors and adults with disabilities to appointments
  • Help CCN staff host and set up luncheons for seniors
  • Provide home help and maintenance to clients in need
  • Lead a wellness class or workshop
  • Serve as a board or committee member
  • Assist with office administration and reception
  • Become a friendly visiting or telephone reassurance call volunteer
  • Help with fundraising and special events
  • Become a visiting hospice volunteer or volunteer at Ed’s House

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