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Volunteer

We are actively seeking individuals interested in donating their time and talents to join our team.

As a volunteer with Carefor, you will have the opportunity to work alongside a team of like-minded individuals who are committed to making a positive impact in the lives of others. Carefor has a variety of opportunities available at each of our main offices in Pembroke, Ottawa, and Eastern Counties to support our community services, retirement home and home care staff.

Why Volunteer with Carefor

“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands — one for helping yourself, and the other for helping others.” – Audrey Hepburn

By volunteering with us, you’ll have the change to help improve the lives of people in need in your community. We’re sure you will get more back than you ever give.

We welcome people of all backgrounds and levels of experience. No matter your interests or availability, we will find a role that is perfect for you.

Volunteer Opportunities
  • Volunteer at Hospice

    Volunteers are an integral and valued part of our team at Carefor Hospice Cornwall.

    We offer specialized training in all areas. All volunteers are required to have a valid police check on file to work within our organization. They also must take part in a Palliative Care Course, given by a registered health care professional. This course covers all aspects of end-of-life care and how it pertains to volunteering at Hospice.

    If you would like to learn more about volunteering, please contact our Volunteer & Community Supervisor, Kristan Poirier, at 613-938-2763 ext. 4140. You may also visit Hospice Cornwall at 1507 Second Street West in Cornwall to receive a copy of the Volunteer Application Form.

    Volunteer Application – Apply Today!

Volunteer Frequently Asked Questions
  • Where are there volunteer opportunities with Carefor?

    There are volunteer opportunities in the communities we serve across Eastern Ontario. Our main offices are in Pembroke, Ottawa and Cornwall, but we also have seniors support centres in Alexandria, Winchester, Lancaster, Finch and Ingleside that are always looking for volunteers in all of the communities we serve.

  • What is the process for becoming a volunteer at Carefor?

    Complete an application form, an initial interview, followed by reference checks, Vulnerable Sector Check, and request for driver’s abstract (only for volunteer drivers). This is then followed up with orientation and training, as well as ongoing support and recognition for your efforts within the organization.

  • Is a Vulnerable Sector Check required?

    Yes, unless candidates are:

    • Under 18 years of age
    • Working administratively
    • Not working with clients
  • Do I require a COVID vaccine to volunteer with Carefor?

    At this current time, Carefor has mandated that all staff and volunteers are required to provide proof of two (2) COVID vaccinations or proof of exemption.

  • Are there volunteer opportunities for high school students?

    Yes. Students can help with special events, fundraising and administrative work during school breaks. If requested, Carefor is happy to sign for student volunteer hours.

  • What happens when you become a Carefor volunteer?

    We will:

    • Match your strengths, interests and available time to a volunteer role that’s right for you.
    • Give you a clear picture of the position requirements and the training to do it well.
    • Support you in your volunteer role through regular contact.
    • Provide training opportunities to assist you in your role.
    • Recognize your contributions in a meaningful way.