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 about The Elliott Community and the volunteer roles that are available. A tour of the facility will also be provided.
Every volunteer over the age of 18 must submit a Police Record Check including a Vulnerable Sector Screening. Police Checks can be obtained by visiting https://www.guelphpolice.ca/en/request-for-information/criminal-record-check.aspx and filling out a request application.
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 through The Elliott Community at your own expense. Once a volunteer completes over 100 hours of volunteering at The Elliott Community, The Elliott Community will issue a refund 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 Test and have documentation, you may only require a 1-Step TB Test in order to volunteer.
COVID-19 vaccines are no longer required but we do encourage all volunteers to have at least two vaccines plus 1 booster.
In order to ensure the health and safety of our residents, staff, and volunteers we also ask that each volunteer receive the annual flu vaccination as part of their onboarding.
Once all required documentation has been submitted to the Volunteer Coordinator, you'll be set up for online orientation via Surge Learning. This orientation will provide you with information about The Elliott Community, your roles and responsibilities as a volunteer, as well as relevant policies and procedures. Once you've completed the online orientation, we'll arrange your first volunteer session.
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!
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