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.

Why Volunteering

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, college, or university student, we welcome you to Markhaven.

What They Say

  • I’m really very happy. I feel this is the place to go when needed. Residents seem happy. I like the atmosphere; people are happy and the staff are friendly and accommodating. I am waiting to come and join my wife here. I like the fact that I can come in and out without limitations. I highly recommend Markhaven.
    Ernesto Arevalo, Family member of Resident
  • I have worked at Markhaven for nearly 17 years, and this is the first time that I feel at home.  I am so excited to come to work and am full of energy.  I have fantastic co-workers and we work as a team.  The management is so easy to get along with and I never hesitate to come to them because they listen to me and help me find solutions if I have any problems.  I want our family members to know that I am eager to look after their loved ones and treat them like my own family.
    Alma Arroco, Staff Markhaven
  • Both my grandmothers were residents of Markhaven years ago and our family had good memories of their time there.
    When it came time to find a place for our own mother, Markhaven was naturally one we were open to consider, but we still visited and reviewed other options as well.
    In the end, Markhaven emerged as our favorite, due to its nice new building, prime location near a lovely riverside path, non-profit status, and "homey" atmosphere.
    Keith Tapscott, Family Member


  • • Assisting with Activities/Programs, ex. Bingo, Baking, Singing
  • • One on one visits, reading, special trips & occasions
  • • Fundraising – help with annual luncheon/fashion show event
  • • Dining Room Assistance
  • • Church visits and Chapel Services
  • • Kitchen/Dietary Assistance
  • • Environmental Services, ex. gardening, painting, building maintenance, etc.

Application Procedure

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 if you are 18 or over.  

As part of the volunteering process, Markhaven will provide an Orientation for all of our Volunteers.

Please note that the minimum age for volunteering at Markhaven is 15 years of age.

If you are interested, please complete this short questionnaire and send with your resumé to volunteer@markhaven.ca. Please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Other Ways To Help

The Markhaven Foundation gratefully accepts donations on behalf of Markhaven Home For Seniors, a non-profit facility. All proceeds directly benefit our residents. Your support through the Foundation provides funds to enrich and enhance the lives of our residents on a day to day basis