Volunteers are vital to the success of the Health Centre! We can’t provide the services and programs that we do without the help from the community. We value our volunteers and hope that each individual learns and benefits from their experience as much as we do. For that reason, we try very hard to match each person with the right role. Sometimes we have openings right away, other times it takes a bit longer to find just the right role.
We invest time and energy to ensure our volunteers have meaningful experiences and make special connections through their time at the Health Centre. We also are dedicated to providing high quality programs and services for our clients. Therefore we ask individuals make the same investment in our volunteer program by offering a minimum 1-year time commitment for each position.
- Digital Navigator – We are looking for individuals to assist with our Digital Equity Initiative which seeks to support individuals to access and effectively use the technology necessary to participate in modern society. The role of the Digital Navigator will be to support community members by providing real-time telephone or in-person digital support and by coordinating digital cafés and literacy labs on a variety of topics.
- Social Media – We are looking for an individual to help design social media strategies. The role of the Social Media volunteer will be to develop content and share information about Health Centre updates, community resources, issues that impact our clients, COVID-19 related updates, etc. This is a virtual volunteer opportunity.
- Health Outreach – We are looking for individuals who are interested in working with our clients who are experiencing homelessness. The role of the Health Outreach volunteer will be to assist with program development, street outreach, and basic needs support both on-site and in the community.
- NELCE – We are looking for dynamic individuals who are interested in running community programs who live in Northeast London. We are currently running virtual programs, however, we hope to develop in-person programming when pandemic restrictions ease. The role of the NELCE volunteer will be to run exciting programs for participants that support building community and reduce isolation among participants.
To get started, please complete the online volunteer form or contact the Health Centre if you would like a paper version of the form. Please note, no family members as references is preferred. Thank you!
Should you require accommodation in making an application please contact our office. To learn more about the Health Centre’s policies related to our commitment to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, click here.
On an annual basis we celebration National Volunteer Week! The Health Centre plans a special recognition ceremony to thank all the volunteers for their hard work and contributions. Despite the pandemic, this year our amazing volunteers continued to show their commitment to our volunteer program. They adapted their roles and became involved with new virtual and outdoor opportunities. Thank you to all our 61 volunteers who contributed to 13 different programs! We truly appreciate everything our volunteers have to offer our clients and the community.
To keep us all connected, four volunteers have created a volunteer newsletter! Click here to learn more about virtual volunteer opportunities and volunteer safety during the pandemic. Volume 1_ September 2020