*** COVID-19 SERVICE UPDATE ***
Please note that due to COVID-19 our in-person programs and services have been modified, as have our volunteer recruitment needs. At this time, we are recruiting for select volunteer positions. Recruitment for other positions has been temporarily suspended.
To contact Volunteer Services with any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 416-243-0127 ext. 505.
Join Our Team of Volunteers!
Volunteers are integral to what we do at ESS. Nearly 200 volunteers support our programs, services and fundraising initiatives. They are central to every effort we undertake and we could not accomplish what we do without them. Their contributions allow us to touch and significantly improve the individuals we aim to remain well and living independently in their own homes and community.
Many of our volunteers have been supporting ESS for many years. As a volunteer, you’ll have the opportunity to meet new people, learn new skills and gain experience, and make a meaningful contribution through supporting seniors and their families in our local community.
No matter what your interests, goals and availability might be, there are a broad spectrum of volunteer opportunities open in ESS, including but not limited to:
- Adult Day Programs/Seniors’ Lunch Programs – Volunteers assist the staff team with kitchen help, such as setting up tables, serving meals and clean-up after (i.e. wash dishes in the dishwasher), as well as participate in client-centered activities. Commitment Requirements: Minimum 1 day per week 9:30am – 2:30pm for a minimum 6 months.
- Friendly Visiting/Transportation – Volunteers are matched with a senior to make an in-person visit, a telephone call or provide an escorted ride. Hours of volunteering are typically 1-3 hours per visit or 10-30 minutes per call, on a regular basis (i.e. same day/time) with a minimum commitment of 6-12 months. Volunteer drivers use their own vehicle to drive the client to/from appointments and social events. Hours of volunteering are typically 1-3 hours per week with a minimum commitment of 6-12 months. ESS offers monetary reimbursement to volunteer drivers, in the form of a tax receipt or $0.59 cents per kilometer travelled.
- Fundraising and Events (recruitment currently suspended) – Volunteer opportunities vary and depend on agency-organized events and projects. Some of our major annual initiatives include our signature Dine for Dignity Fundraising Gala, the Etobicoke-Lakeshore Santa Claus Parade, our seasonal Gift-Wrap Fundraiser and the Toronto Challenge walk/run for seniors.
- Board Of Directors/Committees (recruitment currently suspended) – ESS is governed and led by a volunteer body of 12 Board Directors. Volunteers on the Board bring a variety of professional experience and skills such as finance, human resources, business, law, community support, fundraising, advocacy, nursing, program analysis and policy development. Volunteers also serve on other sub-committees of the Board such as our Volunteer Advisory and Fundraising Committee(s).
If you are interested in helping your neighbours, especially seniors, adults with disabilities and their families live more fully and independently in their homes and the community – we would love to hear from you and how you would like to help as part of our Team!
For questions, contact our Volunteer Services Team at: 416-243-0127 ext. 505 or email@example.com.
We are currently recruiting for the following positions:
Position : Mobile Food Bank Volunteer
Help us remove barriers to seniors accessing food while they remain safe at home.
Position : Grocery Delivery Program Volunteer
Become a Grocery Delivery Program Volunteer and help us remove barriers to Etobicoke seniors accessing food while they remain safe at home.
Position : Adult Day Services Assistant
Help support our Adult Day Program by helping with lunch service, group socialization and program activities.