Join our Team of Incredible OSCR Volunteers!
As a volunteer, you will help others, meet new people, face new challenges and contribute to the quality of life here at OSCR. Volunteers are the cornerstone of our ability to offer a wide variety of programs and activities.
You can volunteer in many ways:
Friendly Visitor - A friendly visitor will make personal visits to clients, providing supportive social connection. Friendly visits may take place in the building, outdoors or in the community.
Friendly Escort - A friendly escort volunteer accompanies a senior to an appointment in the community. Friendly escorts should be patient, reassuring and have excellent communication skills.
OSCaR’s Place - A café at OSCR that provides a convenient spot for clients to purchase hot, fresh meals, hot or cold beverages, snack items and a selection of groceries and convenience products. Volunteers are used to help run OSCaR’s Place. Some of the duties include handling money, preparing and serving coffee and refreshments, and assisting and interacting with clients.
Program Assistant - Volunteers are able to assist the Healthy Living Program Department in linking clients to programs. This may include telephone reminders; assist with organizing programs and serving refreshments.
Co-op Opportunities - This entails high school and college students who volunteer their time to earn community hours in order to graduate. The minimum age required of co-op students is 16 years.
In addition to these volunteer opportunities, the Healthy Living Programs Department organizes social events, for example, band shells, ice-cream socials, games and parties, and seasonal events like BBQs and Christmas functions. In all these areas volunteers can play an active role.
What is Required to Volunteer?
- All volunteers must provide a vulnerable sector criminal police check
- All volunteers must be 18 years of age or older
- Volunteers will need to provide at a minimum two (2) references
- All volunteer applicants must successfully complete an interview with OSCR and an orientation program
Call for Volunteer Performers
If you are a performer/entertainer and are interested in entertaining our OSCR clients on a volunteer basis we would like to hear from you. Please contact the Healthy Living Programs Department.