Why Volunteer

Volunteer Opportunities

We have many volunteer opportunities available throughout the year. Our volunteers include students, retirees and everyone in between. Please contact us for specific requirements. If you would like to apply, please fill out this application form, and send it in.

Volunteers Are Needed For:

  • Event Planning
  • Community leisure and social activities
  • Fundraising
  • Recreational Programs
  • Camp
  • Leisure Buddy Program
  • Children’s Playschool Program
  • Administrative office supports
  • Residential group homes
  • Driving
  • Tutoring in literacy

Complete Your Co-op Placement With Community Living:

We welcome Co-op student placements from many programs including:

  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Recreation and Leisure
  • Registered Practical Nursing
  • Business Administration
  • And More…

Why Volunteer?

Give your resume a boost – survey have been completed of some of Canada’s leading businesses and 73%* said they’d employ someone who’s volunteered over someone who hasn’t

Get back into work – It’s a great way to get a reference and fill gaps in your work experience. You can also try out different types of work to get a taster – which can really help you if you’re looking for a job or want to change direction.

As an employee I feel it is also important to volunteer my time to an agency that has been good to me for 26 years. It is equally important for our community that we depend on for support, to see staff investing in our organization because we believe in the work being done. I want to practice what we preach.
-Andria

Improve your confidence – You’ll learn and do things that you might not normally get the chance to – this can be a real confidence boost.

Improve your health – While you’re busy giving back to your community you could also be getting healthier!  Research has found that volunteering can do everything from helping you to sleep better to boosting your immune system.

Meet new people – you’ll probably meet people from different cultures and backgrounds that you might not normally.  Volunteering with people who are as passionate about a cause as you are, is a great way to meet like-minded people.

Make a difference in the lives of others – We have many volunteer positions available to match your skills. Every volunteer position makes a difference in the lives of the people we support. Whether you choose to become a “Leisure Buddy”, a member of our fundraising committee, assist with special projects and events or provide administrative support… you will be making a difference!!

Every time we interact, we leave a little ‘buzz’ in someone’s life. I always want to make it positive. Volunteering is a great way to do so. Volunteering is a great way to meet wonderful and interesting people and feel myself a part of something good. I can compare with a society with lack of volunteering and I have to say, I am glad to see what positive impact volunteering has on Canadian society.
-Elena

Volunteers build resilient communities

More than half of Canada’s 161,000 non-profit and charitable organizations have no paid staff and rely solely on volunteers. 13.3 million volunteers contribute 2.1 billion hours annually. (Canada Survey on Giving, Volunteering and Participating, 2010.) Imagine what our community would look like if all that went away?

Give a little, gain a lot

For more information on how you can become a volunteer with Community Living Fort Erie contact our Manager of Community Development at mfidler@clfe.ca or  call 905-871-6770 X 239 

You can also download the online application below, fill it out and email it to mfidler@clfe.ca

Download the Application

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