South Country Village is always looking for caring and compassionate people who want to make a difference in the lives of elderly individuals living in our community. As little as one hour per week can make a huge difference in residents’ lives. Volunteers who want to help participate in community and recreational events or even enjoy a game or song are appreciated.
Our volunteers are an integral part of our mission to enrich our resident’s lives and provide loving care. Each and every person who gifts their time as a volunteer is a treasured member of our care team. We are grateful for these individuals who generously donate their time to our common cause to help those in need of emotional, spiritual and compassionate support.
“The heart of a volunteer is never measured in size, but by the depth of the commitment to make a difference in the lives of others”- DeAnn Hollis
In House Programs:
- Bingo Helpers (callers)
- Special events and parties
- Wood working
- Dinner in
- Portering to programs
- Dutch shuffle board
- One-on-One interactions and visiting
- Bible study
- Game programs
- News & views (reading the paper)
- Pastoral services
Out of House Programs:
- Dinner out
- Donuts out
- Park outings
- Hockey games
- Baseball games
- Echo Dale
Our Recreational Team is always available to guide and support you if you have any questions or require any assistance as we do not allow our volunteers to be left alone without a support system.
Volunteering at South Country Village is:
- Enriching residents’ lives
- Enjoying a sense of purpose and fulfillment
- Giving back to community
- Learning new skills
- Showcasing your talent
- Meeting new people and making lifelong friendships
If you are interested in volunteering with us or if you would like to learn more about current opportunities, please complete the volunteer application form and submit to email@example.com or it can be dropped off at reception.
Please note all volunteers are required to provide a clear Criminal Record Check (CRC) with a Vulnerable Sector Check that is dated within the last six months. No volunteer applications will be accepted and reviewed with out this mandatory requirement being met.
Volunteer Orientation and Training:
All our volunteers complete a thorough volunteer orientation and are provided a Volunteer Handbook to ensure they are adequately trained on South Country Villages policies, emergency procedures, and protocols.
Our matching process is designed to ensure that our volunteers are paired with a resident who may have similar histories or interests. Our goal is to ensure that both the resident and the volunteer have a meaningful experience.