“We can’t always do great things, but we can do small things with great love”
Make a Difference in the life of a senior: Volunteers are the reason our Agency has been successful since opening in 1980 and the reason we are able to continue to offer seniors, and those with disabilities or special needs of any age, a variety of programs and services designed to encourage independent living and enhance quality of life. ABMSH Agency continues to grow, and so does the need for volunteers. Please refer to this link: Seniors Volunteering Brochure to see all of the volunteer opportunities at Seniors at Home Program Inc.
Although we welcome volunteers in all areas, sometimes there is a greater need for volunteers for certain programs or services. Currently we are in great need of volunteers in the following areas:
- Volunteer Drivers for the delivery of Hot Meals on Wheels
Volunteers are required to deliver hot meals to designated clients one day a week from 11:00 am to 12 noon. These meals are prepared by the kitchen staff of The Grove nursing home. Drivers are required to pick-up at The Grove and deliver to the individual homes.
- Friendly Visiting Dedicated volunteers are linked one-on-one with clients who request for someone to visit them, in their home, on a regular basis. The connection established between our volunteers and clients, during these visits, alleviates loneliness, provides social interaction, and builds friendships.
- Volunteer Drivers Volunteers provide safe and timely transportation to and from medical appointments outside of the Arnprior-Braeside-McNab area. The fee structure for out of town transportation, is based on cents-per-kilometer, and is paid directly to the driver. Volunteers are required to provide their drivers abstract, as both a record of their driving history and a reference for their commitment to safe driving.
- Grocery Shopping Drivers Volunteers assist with grocery deliveries one day per week, (approximately 2 hours) to area residents who because of frailty, recent surgery or without family support are unable to do their own shopping.
If you would like to become a part of our team of volunteers, please complete the Volunteer Application and a Vulnerable Sector Check (form available at our office-no fee attached) and return to Volunteer Coordinator Nikki Rumbelow or drop off at our office ‘attention Nikki Rumbelow’.
Volunteer and Social Program Coordinator
Arnprior-Braeside-McNab Seniors At Home Program Inc.
Unit A1 – 106 McGonigal Street West, Arnprior, ON K7S 1M4
Office 613.623.7981 – Fax 613.623.8927
Tuesday & Thursday: 8:30am – 12:30pm
Email: [email protected]