How To Become A Volunteer

Applicant Requirements:

  • At least 15 years of age at the time of application.
  • Proof of at least two COVID-19 vaccines.
  • Willing to complete mandatory health screening (i.e., two-step tuberculosis (TB) test and physician sign-off confirming immunizations).
  • Willing to provide a police record check, including a Vulnerable Sector Screening, if requested.
  • Commit to a minimum of one three-to-four-hour shift once a week for at least six months.

What Happens After I Apply?

We appreciate all interested applicants. However, due to the high volume of applications we receive, we contact applicants based on our health facilities’ needs and the applicant’s availability and interest(s). While we are grateful to all who apply, we offer interviews to candidates who match Lakeridge Health’s present needs.

If you have upcoming plans and are unavailable for more than one to two weeks within the next six months, please consider applying when you are able to meet our program’s minimum volunteer commitment of minimum of one three-to-four-hour shift once a week for at least six months.

New Volunteer Onboarding Process:

If an applicant has a successful interview, the next step it to complete their new volunteer onboarding. 

New volunteers must complete all onboarding requirements no more than eight weeks from the date they receive their first onboarding email. New volunteers who do not communicate with us or complete all their requirements will not be eligible to volunteer. Mandatory requirements include:

  1. Proof of at least two COVID-19 vaccines.
  2. Health screening (i.e., two-step TB test and physician sign-off confirming immunization status).
  3. Volunteer Declaration and acknowledgement sign-off (Note: a police record check with the Vulnerable Sector Screening may be required depending on your Volunteer Declaration.) A police record check with Vulnerable Sector Screening is a mandatory requirement for all Lakeridge Gardens Long-Term Care Home volunteers.
  4. Lakeridge Health Statement of Confidentiality sign-off.
  5. Completion of e-learning modules.
  6. Attendance at a virtual volunteer orientation session.