Volunteer Opportunities

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Volunteers assist with filing, photocopying, data entry, mail delivery, collating material and related tasks. Weekday, daytime.

Creative Arts Service

Under staff supervision, volunteers assist residents with gardening activities and in creating pottery, crafts, woodworking, and painting. Daytime, evenings and weekends.

Pet Therapy

Volunteers and their pets, who have graduated from an approved pet therapy program, visit with residents who enjoy the company of animals. Daytime, evenings and weekends.

Medical Escort

Volunteers accompany residents on appointments (by Para Transpo or Taxi) to doctor’s/dentist’s office or out-patient clinics at hospitals. Weekday, daytime.


Volunteers may help with clerical duties and special events.

Gift Shop

Volunteers provide assistance and handle transactions in the Gift Shop during a three-hour shift. The Gift Shop is open weekday daytime and afternoons on the weekend. It provides a friendly, accessible on-site shopping experience for residents and all proceeds benefit the Perley Rideau Foundation.

Hair Studio

Volunteers help with transportation to and from scheduled appointments and offer general assistance in the Barbershop or Beauty Salon. Weekday, daytime.

Meal Assistance

Volunteers give needed assistance and one-on-one companionship to enhance the meal experience for residents. Specialized training provided. All meals, any day.

Music Therapy

Volunteers escort residents to and from the activity area, give encouragement and support to individual residents and participate in the Choir, band or sing-a-long program, if they wish. Weekdays and weekends, daytime.

Palliative Care

Volunteers who have completed a Palliative Care Volunteer Training Program are assigned, on request from staff, to provide companionship to residents who are approaching the palliative or end-of-life stage. Flexible scheduling.


Volunteers help the staff to provide rehabilitation services and/or exercise classes to residents. Weekday, daytime.


Smart Serve certified volunteers tend the bar in the resident’s pub for daily Happy Hour service.

Recreation services

Activities include social teas, birthday parties, current events club, bingo, barbecues, cards, ice cream parlour visits and outings. Weekday afternoons, evenings and weekends.

Spiritual Care - Church Services

Volunteers accompany residents to and from their rooms to the Chapel, and stay with them during the service. Thursday morning. Sunday morning or afternoon.

Volunteer Visitor

With staff guidance, volunteers are matched with residents to establish a relationship that will provide companionship to the residents.   Flexible scheduling.