Volunteer

Embrace the Power of Good:
Be a Volunteer, Make a Difference!

We believe that every act of kindness, no matter how small, has the power to make a big difference. When individuals like you come together to share their skills, passion, and time, it creates a ripple effect of positive change in our community and in the lives of our residents.

To learn more about the volunteer programs and to submit your application please reach out to Michelle Agustin at 604-853-5585 Ext. 2431 or email magustin@maplewood.bc.ca.

Recreation Volunteers are involved with our residents in many of the following ways:

  • Arts & Crafts
  • One-to-one Visits
  • Reminiscing
  • Reading & Writing Letters
  • Bingo calling
  • Active games
  • Board & Card games (eg. Scrabble, Tic-Tac-Toe, crib, skip-bo)
  • TLC (tender loving care: nail painting & hand massage)
  • Gardening
  • Walking /Wheelchair transporting
  • Musical performances
  • Chapel programs/ Spiritual
  • Pet Therapy
  • Tuck Shop
  • Helping with special seasonal events
  • Cooking and baking
  • Support your elderly, impart some of your valuable time with the residents.
  • Strengthen your resume, explore career opportunities, or add new skills and experiences.
  • Share your skills and time with a variety of professionals.
  • Meet new people.
  • Enjoy new challenges.
  • The opportunity to have fun!
  • A friendly and supportive environment.
  • Training and support to volunteers.
  • References upon request.
  • The opportunity to learn new skills and develop old ones.
  • Ongoing recognition.

16+ or Older
All volunteers must be 16 years of age or older when they begin the volunteer program.

COVID-19 Vaccination
All volunteers will provide proof of full vaccination prior to start date. All volunteers will comply with all Public Health Orders that relate to those working with seniors in long-term care.

Influenza Shot
Receive the Influenza Flu Shot and provide us with a copy of proof. Note that we do require ALL volunteers to be immunized every year. If you choose not to obtain the flu shot, your volunteer position will be put on hold from December 1st to March 31st.

Criminal Record Check
We require all volunteers to have a Criminal Record Check done. This is a FREE, online process for volunteers, and we will provide you with further information during the application process.

Time Commitment
All volunteers will sign a contract committing to a minimum of 60 hours or 6 months. A minimum of 60 hours is required before requesting a reference letter. Some exceptions apply.

Volunteer Application Form

Please download, print and fill out your completed volunteer application form and send by mail or hand deliver to us

Volunteer Application Process

Step 1 Application
Complete the application form.

Step 2 Interview
Only candidates who qualify for available positions will be contacted for an initial interview.

Step 3 Screening
Submission of requirements i.e. Criminal record check and references

Step 4 Orientation
Attend a volunteer orientation session.

Step 5 Placement
Training and placement following orientation.