Volunteers contribute to the success of the Home.
We accept relatives, friends, and students from within our surrounding community to come into our Home and support and build relationships with our residents. Family pets are encouraged to visit the Home providing the pet has been properly vaccinated, housebroken and leashed.
We involve residents in the local community, by inviting community groups, schools, centres and agencies to visit the Home. Also we plan many community outings. Volunteers are always needed to help organize programs and provide individual services.
Your first step is to download the Volunteer Application form and submit the completed form to the Programs Manager at The O’Neill Centre. You will then be contacted to book an interview where we will discuss your needs and the volunteer opportunities that are available.
Once your placement has been assigned you will then be required to:
- Attend an orientation session
- Provide applicable screening information (references, Police Reference Check Report including Vulnerable Sector Screening Report)
- Complete a 2-step Mantoux (TB) Test or a chest x-ray as per physician’s direction. If there is documentation that the volunteer has previously received a 2-Step Mantoux test in the past, then the volunteer only requires to complete a 1-Step Mantoux test.
- We will then provide training and ongoing support for your volunteer role
Volunteer Opportunities include:
- Friendly Visiting
- Pastoral Services
- Recreation Programs
- Rehabilitation Programs
- Cultural Programs
- Language Interpretation
- Escort for Community Outings
- Pet Therapy
- Special Events
- Environmental or Food Services Worker
- Administrative or Clerical work
Student Volunteer Program: (16 Years of Age or Older)
Join our team and gain valuable work experience! Student volunteers generally work 1-3 hours per week as their school work permits. Good communication skills, commitment and teamwork are essential skills to a volunteer.
Students must be at least 16 years old to apply as a volunteer and are required to make a commitment to their program choice. The O’Neill Centre offers student volunteers placements during the school year or during the summer. Please download the application form and submit the form to the Programs Manager. Student Volunteers will also need to complete a 2-step Mantoux (TB) Test or a chest x-ray as per physician’s direction. If there is documentation that the student volunteer has previously received a 2-Step Mantoux test in the past, then the Student Volunteer only requires to complete a 1-Step Mantoux test prior to the commencement of your placement.
Student Field Practicum: (College or University Level)
The O’Neill Centre provides students with an intensive and challenging learning experience through a student placement program. Whether you are a nursing, social work, PSW, activation, dietitian or an administration student, our homes will work with you to meet your learning needs during your student placement.
We request that your education institution make the initial contact with us when securing a student placement.
Applications to be submitted to The O’Neill Centre
via email at o’email@example.com or by fax at (416) 536-6941.