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Volunteer

 

Volunteer

 

Volunteer at Finlandia Village!

Volunteers are part of our Life Enrichment Department Team and we are looking for dynamic individuals who are willing to make a firm commitment of their time and talents to a wide variety of opportunities.

“Only the development of compassion and understanding for others can bring us the tranquility and happiness we all seek.”

― Dalai Lama

How to Apply

Apply Online

You can apply directly online by filling out an application form.

Email or Phone

Contact Jeanna de la Morandiere, Volunteer Program Coordinator:

Phone: 705.524.3137 ext.269
Email: jdelamorandiere@finlandiavillage.ca

From there, I will contact you to schedule an interview; this will be an opportunity for us to meet in person to discuss what your volunteer needs are, what your availabilities are and to view your opportunities for current programs and events.

What you will need before your first volunteer visit:

  • Youth under 14 years are to be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is a vetted Finlandia Village Volunteer
  • Youth 14-17years will be provided with a Parent/Guardian Agreement form for parent/guardian approval
  • You will be asked to provide the names of two (2) non-family references
  • Provide at own cost, Police Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Screen: 18years +
  • Provide at own cost, a Two-Step Tuberculosis skin test
  • An Influenza Vaccine (flu shot) is highly encouraged and proof of vaccination is required annually
  • Provide at own cost, Standard First Aid & CPR Level C. This is not mandatory, but is highly encouraged, and proof of re-certification is required.

An orientation session will then be scheduled to help familiarize you with Finlandia Village, to provide you with an overview of how the Life Enrichment Department operates, as well as to prepare you for your volunteer role.

Once the required documents are submitted and your Village Volunteer orientation is complete, we will proceed with a tour of the facility, introductions to residents, to staff and fellow volunteers as well as a job shadow for your first volunteer visit.

We look forward to meeting you, and remember… The life you enrich may be your own!

Testimonials

“Taking the residents on a trip around the world (Arm Chair Travel Program) or socializing with them at their dances/outings is very fulfilling. Volunteering for me is best described by my husband when I arrive home and he says, ‘I don’t know who has more fun … you or them.” Jackie

Volunteer, Finlandia Village

“Volunteering at Finlandia has become such an important part of my life. Just sharing time and conversation with the Residents is, with out a doubt, the most rewarding feeling.  The smiles, the giggles and the handshakes make every visit one of the very best.  Volunteering is something everyone should experience in their lifetime.” Penny

Volunteer, Finlandia Village

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