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Because Everyone Can Use a Hand Sometimes

At Community Support Connections we are always looking for caring and compassionate people to help us fulfill our mission.

Whether you have a wide open schedule or only a lunch hour to commit, we have an opportunity for you! Our volunteers help support our diverse client base live at home with independence and dignity.

You can lend us a helping hand in the following ways:

• Volunteer to deliver a hot, nutritious meal through our Meals on Wheels program that runs Monday to Friday over the lunch hour
• Volunteer to drive a client to their medical appointments, to the bank, or to get their groceries
• Volunteer to be a friend or companion to a client who is mostly homebound by playing a game of checkers or sitting outside together
• Volunteer by chopping vegetables or packaging homemade desserts in our Meals on Wheels kitchen

How Do You Become Involved?

The first step is to fill out an online application form. Someone from our Volunteer Team will reach out within two business days to set up a time to meet and find the perfect fit for you! We will look at your interests, background, and availability to find a position that speaks to you. There are different training and screening requirements based on the position you choose. We will give you all the coaching you need to become a successful volunteer.

Contact us today:

If you have questions regarding how to get involved please reach out to the volunteer team:

Ashlynne Boven
Volunteer Engagement Manager
519-772-8787 x 204
ashlynneb@cscmow.org

FAQ

  • I’d like to volunteer with my spouse/friend, do you have any opportunities where we can help in pairs?

Yes! Meals on Wheels is a great partner opportunity where one person drives and the other person runs the meals to the client’s door. 

  • My workplace is looking for half-day or full-day corporate volunteering opportunities, do you offer this?

Yes! Please reach out to Ashlynne Boven ashlynneb@cscmow.org and she would be happy to discuss what opportunities might be suitable for your group.

  • My son is 14 and needs 40 hours of community service for high school, do you have any opportunities that are suitable for him?

Yes, we do. Although those 18 and under will need to be supervised/accompanied by an adult while volunteering in client-facing roles. You are welcome to deliver Meals on Wheels together or Grocery Shop, for example. Some non-client-facing roles could be volunteering in our on-site garden or kitchen or cleaning meal bags. Please note that our office is not on a bus route.

  • What is required for volunteer positions?

For all client-facing roles, we ask for a Vulnerable Sector Police Check. For all driving positions, we ask for a G-class driver’s license and a minimum of $1 million in liability insurance coverage on your vehicle. When transporting clients, we ask for a Driver’s Abstract as well. We will also ask you to complete some program-specific training, so you feel prepared for your first shift.

Service Spotlight

Take a look at what some of our newest Meals on Wheels volunteers have to say about their experiences volunteering with us!

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