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How our volunteers help

Our volunteers take part in programs across the Region.

Review our volunteer positions to find your best fit. Visit the apply to volunteer page for details about our application process.

Other information

Show your passion for helping seniors by working one-on-one and in group settings at our Long Term Care Centres.

You will take part in a variety of programs at our centres including:

  • Activation programs
    help residents attending various programs including bingo, music, trivia, baking, crafts, games and gardening
  • General store
    sell basic items and snacks to residents, clients families and visitors
  • Dining support
    assist residents and clients at mealtimes
  • Outings
    Attend group outings such as shopping, restaurants and bowling with residents and clients
  • Friendly visit
    spend time with residents and clients one on one and support them in a variety of activities, including reading, writing and games

Requirements

  • Age 14 or over
  • Able to commit to at least 3 hours a week for a minimum of 60 hours
  • Comfortable volunteering with seniors
  • Have good verbal communication skills
  • Be patient and calm even when faced with a difficult situation
  • Experience interacting with seniors
  • Maintain a professional and confidential relationship with the residents and clients

Locations

  • Tall Pines
    1001 Peter Robertson Boulevard, Brampton
  • Peel Manor
    525 Main Street North, Brampton
  • Sheridan Villa
    2460 Truscott Drive, Mississauga
  • Malton Village
    7075 Rexwood Road, Mississauga
  • Davis Centre
    80 Allan Drive, Bolton

Not all opportunities are always available. Current vacancies will be discussed during your volunteer interview.

Become an on-call community CPR and AED responder

Volunteers will be notified of cardiac emergencies via a mobile phone app and will give help during a cardiac arrest until paramedics arrive.

You will act as ambassadors for our paramedics’ community resuscitation initiatives and help maintain, inspect and update the Peel AED registration database.

Requirements:

  • Age 18 and over
  • Valid First Aid and CPR certification
  • Able to remain calm under pressure and demonstrate empathy in stressful situations
  • Show excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Must spend most of time between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. in the Region of Peel
  • Able to be notified by a mobile phone app
  • Must attend mandatory orientation and ongoing education sessions
  • Must commit to at least 1 year

Locations:

This program serves visitors and residents of the Region of Peel in Brampton, Mississauga and Caledon. Volunteers will only be notified of cardiac emergencies in their local vicinity.

Help adults living with aphasia by supporting and developing their communications skills. Aphasia is a condition often caused by brain injury or stroke. A person with aphasia may have trouble with things like talking, reading or writing.

  • Help program participants take part in activities by using supportive communication methods for people with aphasia. You will receive training as part of this volunteer work
  • Aid staff in set up of program area

Requirements

  • Age 18 or over
  • Show excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Second language an asset
  • Volunteers are assigned to 1 weekly shift of 4 hours
  • Must commit to at least 6 months
  • Enjoy working with adults with health conditions such as aphasia

Schedule

The Aphasia Program takes place on Wednesdays and Fridays at 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1 to 5 p.m.

Locations

  • 529 Main Street North, Brampton
  • Brampton Civic Centre, 150 Central Park Drive

Not all opportunities are always available. Current vacancies will be discussed during your volunteer interview.

Our in-home visitor volunteers give needed support to mothers and babies in the community. This is part of the Region's Healthy Babies Healthy Children program.

  • Promote healthy growth and development in children
  • Support isolated and overburdened families by taking part in activities with children as defined by program staff
  • Talk to clients about how to plan the right activities for their children
  • Training will help you prepare for this role

Requirements

  • Age 18 or over
  • Must commit to a weekday shift of 3 hours per week for a minimum of 40 hours
  • Willingness to volunteer in the home of an assigned client
  • Desire and passion for volunteering with families
  • Can work independently without direct staff supervision
  • Experience caring for children ages birth to 6 years
  • Maintain a professional and confidential relationship with the client
  • Show empathy, compassion for challenges faced by families with young children
  • Friendly and approachable with good verbal communication skills

Locations

  • This program serves clients in Brampton, Mississauga, Caledon
  • Volunteers are assigned to a client in a location that is suitable for the volunteer

Our mom-to-mom peer program gives support and promotes breastfeeding either in person or on the phone.

  • Telephone support volunteers
    call assigned mothers on a regular basis to offer support until baby is 3 months old.
  • Peer presenter volunteers
    present at a Peel programs such as Healthy Start.
  • Clinic peer volunteers
    attend Peel drop-in breastfeeding clinics to offer support.
  • Facebook volunteers
    take part in an online closed breastfeeding group to support mothers.
  • Hospital peer volunteers
    attend shifts on mother-baby unit to support mothers. If interested in hospital only, you can also apply directly to Trillium Health Partners.

Requirements

  • Have breastfed your own child for a minimum of 6 months
  • Interest in promoting breastfeeding
  • Demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Second language an asset
  • 8 to 10 hours a month and minimum 1 year commitment

Locations

  • Telephone support role and Facebook role can take place from any location
  • Presentations occur at any of 7 Healthy Start program sites within Peel when opportunities posted
  • Peel Breastfeeding drop-in clinics:
    6975 Meadowvale Town Centre Cir #3, Mississauga,
    325 Central Parkway West, Unit 21, Parkway West Plaza, Mississauga,
    150 Central Park Dr, Brampton
  • Hospital volunteer roles take place at Trillium Health Partners (Mississauga site or Credit Valley site)

Help promote nutrition to pre-natal and new mothers and their children.

  • Help prepare healthy meals for pre-natal clients
  • Take part in activities with children age 1 to 6
  • Support staff with meal preparation, cooking demonstrations and set up and clean up for program site

Requirements

  • Age 18 and over
  • Able to commit to 3 hours a week for a minimum of 40 hours
  • Experience or interest in caring for young children
  • Good verbal communication skills
  • Maintain professionalism and confidentiality

Locations

Healthy Start Programs take place between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m.

  • 31 Fair Oaks Place, Brampton
  • 1155 Queen Street East, Brampton
  • 7340 Goreway Drive, Mississauga
  • 2590 Rugby Road, Mississauga
  • 325 Central Parkway West, Mississauga
  • 3255 Havenwood Drive, Mississauga
  • 2225 Erin Mills Parkway, Mississauga (6 to 8 p.m. shift)

Teen Prenatal Supper Club programs take place between 4 and 7 p.m.

  • 40 Finchgate Blvd, Brampton
  • 156 Main Street, Brampton
  • 325 Central Parkway West, Mississauga

Not all opportunities are always available. Current vacancies will be discussed during your volunteer interview.

To assemble packages and give clerical support throughout the Region of Peel while keeping confidentiality.

  • Peel Needle Exchange
    assemble packages for the program with the main goal to prevent the spread of HIV and Hepatitis B and C among drug users and self-piercers.
  • Healthy Sexuality Clinic
    filing, photocopying, organizing resources, keeping inventory and replenishing supplies during non-clinic hours.
  • Family Health
    organize and prepare packages for mailing, support inventory of packages, and organizing resources and pamphlets.
  • Communicable Disease Office Support
    Filing, photocopying, organizing case management paperwork

Requirements

  • Age 18 and over
  • Able to commit to 3 hours a week for a minimum of 40 hours
  • Shifts are weekdays (Monday to Friday)
  • Volunteers must be available during business hours 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Healthy Sexuality Clinic locations

  • 150 Central Park Drive, Brampton
  • 7120 Hurontario Street, Mississauga
  • 6975 Meadowvale Town Centre, Mississauga
  • 325 Central Parkway West, Mississauga
  • 7205 Goreway Drive, Mississauga

Our event support volunteers help us out with our community events like the Bike Fest, Tour de Mississauga, Caregiver Symposium, Adult Day Services Summer Games, Immunization Clinics and Young Parents Picnic.

Time commitments vary from a few hours to longer depending on the event. Duties range from help with set up, tear down, running activities and sharing information.

We will give more information on specific tasks and timelines as events are scheduled.

Select event support on your online application form if you would like to volunteer at these events.