Welcome Back to Menno Place!

We are thrilled to welcome our volunteers back to Menno Place and are eager to open the doors to new volunteers who want to join our amazing volunteer team. View the volunteer options and pre-requisites below, then submit your application form.

See you soon!

Volunteer Programs

Recreation Volunteers are involved with our residents in many of the following ways:

  • Arts & Crafts
  • One-to-one Visits
  • Reminiscing
  • Fitness
  • Reading & Writing Letters
  • Bus Trips
  • Bingo calling
  • Active games
  • Table games (eg. dominos)
  • Card games (eg. crib, skip-bo)
  • Computers
  • Gardening
  • Walking
  • Shopping Trips
  • Wheelchair transporting
  • Musical performances
  • Chapel programs
  • Helping with special seasonal events
  • Cooking and baking
  • TLC (tender loving care: manicures & hand massage)
  • Evening programs (eg. movie nights, Wii games)

Pastoral Care Volunteers at Menno Place are people who:

  • Love listening to elderly people share their stories and their struggles
  • See themselves exploring how their personal gifts and skills can provide spiritual care to those facing the questions and challenges of aging
  • Want to integrate theological understanding with practical, hands-on ministry experience
  • Desire to understand and appreciate elders in the various stages of their aging process
  • Are discerning gifts and future calling through reflecting on ministry experiences
  • Have faith in and faithfulness to Jesus Christ and His way of reconciling love
  • May require volunteer hours for furthering education
  • Are adults of any age (from 18-100+)
  • Can volunteer for a minimum of 2 hours in one block of time

Pastoral Care Volunteers

Commonly Asked Questions about Pastoral Care Volunteering

  1. When during the year can I volunteer?
    Volunteers come to Menno Place any time of the year.
    Student interns can volunteer during their school semester or during the summer break.
  2. What days can I volunteer?
    We encourage volunteers to come on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.
  3. How much time do I volunteer each week?
    2 hours is a reasonable amount of time to spend in one block.
    Student interns are expected to come for 3 hours per block.
  4. What kind of training do I need to be a pastoral care volunteer?
    We provide training for pastoral care volunteers. In the fall, we hold a one-day training session. It is essential for anyone who is planning on participating in the pastoral care volunteer program at Menno Place.
  5. How do I apply?
    Click here to apply online.
  6. Do you provide any compensation?
    We aren’t able to provide compensation, but we do provide a parking pass for volunteers
  7. What amount of faith do I need in order to be a pastoral care volunteer?
    You are a person who has faith in and faithfulness to Jesus Christ and His way of reconciling love

Each fall, we hold a one-day training session for pastoral care volunteers. This is an essential training for anyone who is participating in the pastoral care volunteer program at Menno Place.

$20 includes training and lunch

8:30am – 4:30pm

Please email info@mennoplace.ca if you are interested in participating.

Pastoral Care Volunteers are supervised through our chaplaincy program at Menno Place. Ingrid Schultz is the primary contact – ingrid.schultz@mennoplace.ca

Pre-requisites for Volunteering

16+ or Older
All volunteers must be 16 years of age or older when they begin the volunteer program.

COVID-19 Vaccination
All volunteers will provide proof of full vaccination prior to start date. All volunteers will comply with all Public Health Orders that relate to those working with seniors in long-term care, assisted living and any others on a campus-of-care (Independent Living).

Influenza Shot
Receive the Influenza Flu Shot and provide us with a copy of proof. Note that we do require ALL volunteers to be immunized every year. If you choose not to obtain the flu shot, your volunteer position will be put on hold from December 1st to March 31st.

Criminal Record Check
We require all volunteers to have a Criminal Record Check done. This is a FREE, online process for volunteers and we will provide you with further information during the application process.

Time Commitment
All volunteers will sign a contract committing to a minimum of 75 hours or 6 months. A minimum of 75 hours is required before requesting a reference letter. Some exceptions apply.

Volunteer Application
Please fill out your volunteer application online.

Submit your application