Volunteer

Volunteer Services

705-324-7323 ext. 466

Kent Place Mall, 189 Kent Street West, Suite 206
Lindsay, ON
K9V 5G6

Want to join our team of over 300 volunteers?

Community Care City of Kawartha Lakes was founded by volunteers, and they’ve remained vital to our ability to deliver care to thousands across the City of Kawartha Lakes. Volunteering is a rewarding way to get involved in the community, learn new skills, meet new people, and above all, give back to your community.

See what some of our dedicated Volunteers have to say.

We have many flexible options throughout Kawartha Lakes that can fit your schedule, whether it is once a week or once a month. Our volunteering opportunities give you a chance to make a real difference in the life of seniors or adults with disabilities in your community.

Community Care Kawartha Lakes is seeking volunteer drivers to provide transportation for clients who are unable to drive for themselves. A reimbursement is provided for out-of-pocket expenses such as fuel, insurance and vehicle maintenance directly to the volunteer.

To join our team of volunteers, we require compliance with our COVID-19 policy and a vulnerable sector check.

To learn more about or to express your interest in becoming a volunteer driver, please email volunteer@ccckl.ca, phone705-324-7323 ext. 466 or complete the online application form.

Community Care Kawartha Lakes is seeking volunteers to assist with preparing hot meals and delivering hot and/or frozen Meals on Wheels. Hot meals are prepared locally throughout Kawartha Lakes and delivered to clients. Volunteers may also, or instead, assist with frozen meal delivery.

To join our team of volunteers, we require compliance with our COVID-19 policy and a vulnerable sector check. 

To learn more about or to express your interest in becoming a Meals on Wheels volunteer, please email volunteer@ccckl.ca, phone 705-342-7323 ext. 466 or complete the online application form.

Community Care Kawartha Lakes is seeking volunteers interested in joining our friendly visiting program, which matches volunteers with clients based on common interests. A few hours a month can make a very special difference in the life of an isolated senior or adult with special needs. Volunteers offer confidential, one-to-one companionship with support to local residents who are lonely or isolated. This service, offered at no cost to clients, provides much needed social contact and a check on an individual’s safety and wellbeing.

To join our team of volunteers, we require compliance with our COVID-19 policy and a vulnerable sector check. 

To learn more about or to express your interest in becoming a friendly visiting volunteer, please email volunteer@ccckl.ca, phone 705-342-7323 ext.466 or complete the online application form.

Hospice volunteers are community members wanting to support hospice palliative care, and clients and families using our services. Volunteers support hospice services in a variety of areas, including client visiting, bereavement support, kitchen, reception, special events, and outdoor support.

Volunteers complete hospice training based off of Hospice Palliative Care Ontario’s 13 module training covering topics such as: Introduction to Hospice Palliative Care, Volunteer Role and Understanding Professional Boundaries, Communication Skills, Pain and Symptom Management, Understanding the Dying Process, Spirituality, Grief and Bereavement, Care for the Caregiver, Family, Ethics, Psychosocial Issues and Impact of Illness, Cultural Considerations, Infection Prevention and Control, and Orientation to your Local Hospice. Training and education is ongoing and sessions are offered throughout the year.

Bereavement volunteers participate in the 30-hour hospice training as well as an additional bereavement training. Bereavement volunteers support anyone anticipating a death or grieving the loss of a loved one. Volunteers support clients with one-to-one support or in support groups.

To join our team of volunteers, we require compliance with our COVID-19 policy and a vulnerable sector check.

To learn more about or to express your interest in becoming a friendly visiting volunteer, please email volunteer@ccckl.ca, phone 705-342-7323 ext.466 or complete the online application form.

Community Care is seeking Volunteers to support or Wellness programs across the City of Kawartha Lakes.

Volunteers can support our many Wellness programs including Pickleball, our walking programs including Get WITH it. (Walk the Halls), Pole Walking and Riverwalk that run seasonal throughout the year.

Community Care also runs The Good Food Box program. The program’s goals are to improve access to affordable, fresh and healthy food for all citizens of the City of Kawartha Lakes.

To join our team of volunteers, we require compliance with our COVID-19 policy and a vulnerable sector check.

To learn more about or to express your interest in becoming a Wellness volunteer, please email volunteer@ccckl.ca, phone 705-342-7323 ext.466 or complete the online application form.

Want to make a difference in your community? Community Care offers a wide variety of fulfilling ways to give back.

Get in touch with us today to learn how you can get involved!

Community Care Kawartha Lakes is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free selection process and workplace that embraces diversity, values differences, and supports the full participation of all Volunteers and employees. We recognize the importance of ensuring that all applicants are treated with equal respect and dignity and are protected from discrimination and harassment. If you require accommodation measures during the recruitment or selection process, please advise in confidence at the time of application.