Volunteers serve as a connection between the residents living at Braemar and surrounding communities. We welcome anyone who wishes to share a talent, skill or passion. Your time, enthusiasm and expertise contribute to an outstanding experience for the residents.

Volunteers allow us to implement new programs or continue current programming. Members include family, friends, and community members. Braemar volunteers include people from all walks of life and span all ages. Volunteers must be willing to:

  • Willing to share their time
  • Warm and caring
  • Responsible and dependable
  • Respectful of confidentiality and Residents Rights as per the Fixing Long Term Care Act
  • Able to work well with seniors and individuals with cognitive deficiencies

What Volunteer Jobs Can I Choose?

At Braemar there are endless volunteering positions to choose from. We ensure that volunteers are properly orientated to the home prior to volunteering. Volunteers begin their position confidently, knowing their volunteer role and are fully supported by staff.

Volunteer opportunities available include:

  • Friendly visiting and strolls
  • Activities, arts and crafts
  • Gardening and flower arranging
  • Outings and special events
  • Bingo, cards and games
  • Spiritual Services
  • Manicures
  • Reading Stories, and current events,
  • Montessori Methods for Dementia
  • Music programming
  • And much more!

By becoming a volunteer, you not only help the residents but also their families, the staff, and yourself. 

What Do I Do To Become a Volunteer?

If you are interesting in becoming a volunteer you can contact Michelle McCulligh at 519-357-3430 x 204 or at michelle.mcculligh@braemar-rc.com with information about your personal interests, time, availability, and volunteering interest.

You can download and complete the volunteer application form here:

Volunteers must:

  • Provide a satisfactory vulnerable sector check to work with the residents
  • Provide proof of 2 doses for COVID-19
  • Provide 2-character references which will be checked
  • Attend any necessary orientation and training

Benefits to Volunteering

Volunteers at Braemar achieve personal goals as well as the sense of satisfaction

Other benefits that volunteers report having are:

  • Developing important new skills and friendships
  • Developing awareness of community services that benefit the residents
  • Enjoying opportunities for personal and professional growth
  • Improving quality of life for the residents living in the home
  • Gaining valuable workplace experience and knowledge
  • Completing 40-hour volunteer requirements for school
  • Completing Co-op programs for high school or college

For more information, please call: 519-357-3430 x204 or email: michelle.mcculligh@braemar-rc.com