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Volunteer Visiting

Pediatric / Youth Volunteer Visiting

Please note: Due to Covid 19 all programs are being offered virtually or via telephone. 
What We Offer

The volunteer visiting program provides a matched volunteer for two hours per week to support the caregiver in their home. Working with the caregiver’s needs, the volunteer can provide companionship and enhanced social supports in the following ways:

  • Light housekeeping, meal prep, and clean up around the home
  • An outing to the park and/or playground
  • A listening ear or companionship
  • Outing to appointments
  • Childminding while caregiver rests and/or does
  • Other activities around the home (provided child’s medical needs are stable)
  • Assistance with homework
  • Reading, playing, and doing crafts with the child and/or siblings
Who May Participate:
  • A child under the age of 18 with a serious illness that lives at home
  • A caregiver must be present and be able to attend to all of the child’s medical and personal care needs. If any life-saving interventions are required emergency medical services will be called
Click here to download a copy of a Volunteer Visiting Referral Form.
Contact our Coordinator of Children and Family Support Programs at 905-387-2448 ext. 2230 for eligibility and to apply.