Volunteer Program
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Shepherd Village volunteers make a difference...when it matters most!

Volunteers are a valuable part of the Shepherd Village community.

People just like you make up the diverse group of adult and student volunteers who generously contribute their time, talents and skills to enhance the care, and provide service and support to our residents.

The opportunities to make a difference are endless; the rewards are many.

Role of Volunteers

  • Enhance the care provided to our senior residents and their families
  • Improve our residents quality of life and help to make their experience a more positive one
  • Provide supplementary service by supporting staff

Benefits of Volunteering

  • Rewarding and meaningful experiences
  • Recognition and social events
  • Letters of reference provided upon request (for those who have satisfied the minimum commitment)

Find out more about our volunteer programs below.

A variety of volunteer opportunities are available:

Friendly visits Convenience store
Escorts to appointments Computers
Portering to activities Shopping outings
Hair salon Feeding
Administration Pastoral Care
Library Recreation

Commitment of one 3-hour shift (average shift time) weekly for 6 months to 1 year.
(Please note, after six months of service, our program does allow for some flexibility for those who are not available during certain times of the year (e.g., summer)

Steps to becoming a volunteer following the application and interview process are:

  • attend information session
  • submit completed medical form, including two-step Tuberculosis Skin test
  • complete a criminal reference check (Shepherd Village will provide the form)
  • provide two references
  • participate in orientation and training

We are looking for volunteers who are:

  • Caring, compassionate individuals, committed to providing "great customer service"
  • Flexible, team players who love to work with people

Shepherd Village

3760 Sheppard Avenue East
Toronto, ON M1T 3K9

Phone: 416-609-5700, extension 275
Fax: 416-293-6229
E-mail: volunteer@shepherdvillage.org


School Year Program
Commitment of 2 - 3 hours weekly after school (e.g., after 4pm)
September/October to June (6 months minimum*)

*Only three absences are allowed. Please consider school, vacation and other commitments prior to applying.


Vacation Program
Commitment of 3 hours per day, 5 days a week
Spring Break / Christmas Break / July or August Holidays

Completion of program with minimum of 45 hours (students only).

If this sounds like you, please complete the Volunteer Application and mail it to:

Volunteer Coordinator
Shepherd Village Inc.
3760 Sheppard Avenue East
Toronto, ON M1T 3K9