“The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something like volunteer. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.”
Home For Life recruits, trains and supports volunteers to provide assistance to people who will benefit from volunteer help to stay in their homes for as long as possible. We match volunteers with clients to ensure the best fit.
Did you know that volunteering is beneficial for your health?
How Often do Volunteers Help?
Benefits of being a Home For Life volunteer include the flexibility to set their own schedule and their time commitment. Volunteer opportunities can be a one time, occasional or on an ongoing basis. Most volunteers help for one or two hours week.
Which Communities Does the Home For Life Program Serve?
The Home for Life program serves the South Georgian Bay region, including; Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Stayner, Town of The Blue Mountains, Singhampton, Creemore, and New Lowell.
How Do Home For Life Volunteers Help?
- Friendly visiting
- Coffee socials
- Grocery shopping assistance
- Driving to local appointments
- Computer learning cafes (click for more information)
- Gardening / yard work
- Dog walking
The type and level of assistance provided by Home For Life volunteers is entirely up to each volunteer. Most volunteer duties consist of friendly visiting, coffee socials, grocery shopping and driving to local appointments. Other activities may include gardening/yard work, telephone assurance, dog walking and computer/technology help. Learn more about each volunteer activity below.
Home For Life Volunteer Activities
Many of our clients enjoy one-on-one visiting in their own homes. A friendly conversation, a cup of tea, board games or a game of cards would brighten their day. Other friendly visiting positions would include café and social outings.
Volunteers and their clients attend weekly coffee socials in their communities.
Grocery Shopping Assistance
We have a few clients who require help with grocery shopping. Some want company when visiting the grocery store and others would rather have the volunteer shop for the groceries for them. These clients also need assistance with bringing the groceries into their homes.
Driving to Local Appointments
Some clients rely on volunteers to drive them to local area social gatherings, programs and health related appointments.
At the Senior Computer Learning Cafe volunteers helps attendees understand new technology. The Computer Learning Cafes are great for those new to use their technology, or those wanting to learn more about technology. Click here to visit our Calendar for dates and times. For more information, please contact Debbe at 705-444-0040 ext. 238, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gardening / Yard Work
If you enjoy working outdoors, we have a few clients who would love some occasional help with seasonal gardening.
If you are a dog lover, we have a few clients who could use help with dog walking.