Thank you for your interest in volunteering at The Elliott Community! Volunteers play an important part in helping us provide care and service that is sensitive, personalized and consistent with resident needs.

We are committed to making sure our residents have the opportunity to live life to their fullest. We believe each resident is unique and should be treated with respect and consideration in a safe, caring, home-like environment. We encourage residents to maintain as much independence as possible and support their fundamental right to self-determination.

Below is an outline of our volunteer screening process:

Interview and Facility Tour

After receiving an application, the Volunteer Coordinator will contact the applicant to arrange an interview. The interview provides us the opportunity to discover the applicants interests and motivations, and provides the opportunity for the applicant to learn a little bit more The Elliott Community and the volunteer roles that are available.  A tour of the facility will also be provided.

Police Check

Every volunteer over the age of 18 must submit a Police Records Check including a Vulnerable Sector Screening.  Police Checks can be obtained by visiting the applicant’s local police station and filling out a request application. It may take several weeks for the Police Records Check to be returned.

Tuberculin/Mantoux Skin Test (2 Step TB Test)

To ensure the safety and well being of our residents, The Elliott Community requires all volunteers to have a 2-Step TB Test prior to beginning a volunteer placement at The Elliott Community. This can be obtained from your family doctor or the Public Health Unit at your own expense.  The cost of the TB test is not covered by The Elliott Community, however, if a volunteer completes over 100 hours of volunteering at The Elliott Community, The Elliott Community will issue a refund up to $50.00 towards the cost of the TB test with proof of payment (receipt issued by party administering the test).  If you’ve previously had a 2-Step TB Skin Test and have documentation, you may only require a 1-Step TB Test in order to volunteer.

Orientation

Once all of the required documentations has been submitted to the Volunteer Coordinator, an orientation training session will be arranged, at a time that is convenient for both the applicant and the Volunteer Coordinator.  This will provide the applicant with information about The Elliott Community, the roles and responsibilities of a volunteer and policies & procedures relevant to the volunteer department.  The first volunteer session will be arranged at the end of the Orientation Session.

Changing Positions

There are many different volunteer opportunities at The Elliott Community providing a broad range of experiences and opportunities. Working with the Volunteer Coordinator or designate, volunteers can move between departments and positions. At any time, a meeting with the Volunteer Coordinator can be arranged to review positions, gain feedback and perhaps try something new.

If you have any questions, or would like more information, please contact Michelle Holland, Volunteer Coordinator, at 519-822-0491 ext. 2366 or by emailing mholland@elliottcommunity.org