Volunteering

Markhaven Home for Seniors welcomes volunteers!

Markhaven is a Long Term Care Home providing care to 96 residents. We have 24-hour nursing care and 2 doctors on staff. Volunteers make a significant contribution to our Home and greatly enrich the lives of our residents.

Volunteers assist in many areas of our Home. Whether you are looking for a way to give back to the community, have some extra time, or are a high school student or a university student, we welcome you to Markhaven.

Opportunities include:Pet Therapy

  • Assisting with Activities/Programs, ex. Bingo, Baking, Singing
  • Reception
  • Office Help
  • Working with our Physiotherapist team
  • One on one visits, reading, special trips & occasions
  • Dining Room Assistance
  • Church visits and Chapel Services
  • Kitchen/Dietary Assistance
  • Environmental Services, ex. gardening, painting, building maintenance, etc.
  • Musical Entertainment
  • Pet Therapy

*At this time, we need a Human Resources Assistant volunteer – great experience for your resume if you are a college or university student interested in Human Resources!

 Please join us if you:One on One

  • Enjoy working with others, especially Seniors
  • Are compassionate and willing to assist others who cannot help themselves
  • Would like to contribute to the community in a friendly, caring environment
  • Would like to make a significant difference in people’s lives
  • Are looking for a volunteering opportunity with flexible hours
  • Are a student looking for high school community hours

The procedure for volunteering at Markhaven begins with coming in for a tour of our Residence and a short interview to discuss what you are interested in and what we have available. You would also receive our Application Form and a Police Check form which must be completed.  We also provide an Orientation for all of our Volunteers.

If you are interested, please contact our Volunteer Manager, Laurie McClelland, at laurie.mcclelland@markhaven.ca or 905-201-3375.