Volunteers, Placements, and Careers

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Sunnyside Home is not currently accepting volunteers. Please contact the Volunteer Action Centre for current opportunities in our community. 

There are many volunteer, career, and student placement opportunities in Seniors' Services.

Volunteer

We accept adult and youth volunteers over the age of 14.

Why volunteer

Volunteers are valued members of our community who help in all areas of Seniors' Services. Every year they give over twenty-one thousand hours of their time to support older adults!

Your skills and experience can have a positive impact on someone's life. Your support will:

  • Enrich lives
  • Keep people we serve connected to the community
  • Create new friendships
  • Support people when they need it most
Positions available

We provide specialized training to give volunteers the knowledge they need to work with older adults in a health care setting. We have opportunities to suit all personalities and schedules, including:

One-to-One Resident Support

Become a friendly visitor, a walking buddy, computer coach, assist people at meal time or support an individual at the end of their life. 

Recreation Therapy Support

Assist with weekly programs such as baking, bingo, crafts, pub night, woodworking, music and more!

Resident Assistants and Appointment Companions

Accompany the people who live at Sunnyside Home to chapel, hairdressing, clinics and events or to medical appointments in the community

Fundraising

Help raise money to benefit Seniors' Services. Get involved with the Sunnyside Foundation or assist in the gift shop or the tuck shop.

Clerical Support

Provide clerical assistance with projects.

Community Alzheimer Program Assistants

Assist with daily activities in the Community Alzheimer Programs, an adult day program for persons with Alzheimer Disease or related dementias. Morning, afternoon and evening positions available seven days per week at the Kitchener, Waterloo or Cambridge site. 

Supportive Housing

Assist with recreational activities in Supportive Housing including outings, BBQ's, gardening and scrapbooking groups.

How to apply

Apply online by filling out the volunteer application form.

Please note that adult volunteers will need a police records check and two-step TB skin test. After you apply, you will receive more information on these requirements.

We will also arrange a time for you to meet with the Volunteer Coordinator on Sunnyside campus.

Email the Volunteers Coordinator for more information, or call 519-893-8494 extension 6372.

Student Placements

Why request a placement 
Seniors' Services provides opportunities for students in high school, college or university to take part in practical, hands-on learning. We are looking for energetic people with a keen interest in developing relationships with older adults.
Positions available 

We offer unpaid student placements in many areas, including:

  • Personal Support Worker
  • Nursing
  • Recreation
  • Music Therapy
  • Social Work
 How to apply
Please speak to your instructor if you are interested in a placement in Sunnyside Home Long Term Care or Community Programs.

Careers

View current job openings in Seniors' Services. Seniors' Services is a division of the Region of Waterloo, one of the area's largest employers.

Our commitment to service, integrity, respect, collaboration and innovation creates an inclusive workplace where employees feel valued for the difference they make every day.

 

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