VolunteerAre you looking for a way to make a difference in your community while fostering personal connections with people? Become a volunteer at Woodingford Lodge!

Woodingford Lodge is looking for volunteers who are interested in helping with activities, supporting services at the home, or using their special skills and talents to develop new programs.

Volunteer opportunities include everything from visits, café help, front lobby support and help at mealtimes, to supporting recreation events, spiritual programs, palliative care, gardening, pet therapy, music programs, “travel and treasures,” or a program or activity you propose. Other possibilities include making keepsake videos, researching family trees, or anything ideas you can come up with.

As a volunteer, your personal involvement helps keep residents connected to their community. This is also a great opportunity for secondary students looking to complete their volunteer community hours.

Apply today through the online form

Visit the opportunities section for more ideas on ways you can assist our residents. 

 How to become a volunteer

To start the process, fill out the Volunteer Application Form

Our Volunteer Coordinator will be in touch and will match you with a program that suits your interests, skills and experience. Volunteers will also be required to provide: 

  • A police check (if you are over 18)
  • Two-step TB Test (may be required)
Volunteer opportunities 
Recreation programming
Volunteers assist the staff in providing recreation activities and programs, out-trips, and assist residents with outings into the community.

Spiritual programming
Volunteers assist in meeting the spiritual needs of the residents through music, portering to worship services, and reflective opportunities.

Talents, Travel & Treasures
Woodingford Lodge is always looking for ways to entertain and engage our residents. Should you be willing to share your talents, travel slides or treasures (special collections), we would appreciate hearing from you. Beyond providing a program, your presence will help our residents maintain a connection with their community at large.

Social visitor
Volunteers assist in offering social interaction to Woodingford Lodge residents.

Computer support
Volunteers assist residents on a one-to-one basis with the development of basic computer skills.

Feeding assistant
“Dining with Dignity” volunteers ensure that each resident is provided with a pleasurable dining experience. A special orientation is provided for this position.

Palliative Care
Volunteers establish a supportive relationship with the resident with the intent of reducing fear and isolation. Volunteers are encouraged to take the palliative care course offered through the Woodstock General hospital.

Horticultural therapy
Volunteers assist in helping porter and support residents with specific gardening tasks.

Pet therapy
Volunteers bring pets to visit interested residents. Pets must be vaccinated. Dog owners are encouraged to visit with their pets through the St. John Ambulance therapy dog program.

Contact information
Contact our volunteer coordinator at 519-421-5556 ext. 2004