Volunteers Create a Memorable Summer

As summer comes to a close, we would like to take this opportunity to thank our summer volunteers! The great weather and the ability to get outside meant there were more opportunities for our residents to get out and enjoy the activities they love. Our summer youth volunteers did an amazing job helping our staff with activities, music, games, and taking residents out for a walk in the beautiful weather.

This year 178 youth volunteers dedicated over 5200 hours to walks with residents, completing puzzles, and chats about life. Thanks to all who helped create a memorable summer for our residents this year!  We also want to acknowledge the excellent organizing and recruitment work of our two student Summer Youth Volunteer Coordinators, Nivas M and Simran S.

The Summer Youth Volunteer Program accepts volunteers aged 12 and older, but volunteers of all ages are welcome throughout the year. Check out all of our volunteer opportunities and be sure to join our youth volunteer team next summer!

Summer Youth Volunteers

Here’s just a few of the many ways you can make a difference in the lives of CapitalCare residents:

  • Take someone outside for a walk
  • Assist with crafts, join in with recreation activities involving music or games
  • Just talk, hang out with residents!

No experience is necessary, just have:

  • A willingness to help others
  • Patience and compassion for the elderly and people with disabilities
  • Time to share with others
  • A desire to have fun and learn new things
  • The ability to obtain a vulnerable sector police check (upon request)

Volunteers get:

  • Valuable experience involving people with complex care needs
  • Satisfaction from helping others
  • Reference letter upon request
  • A chance to make new friends