Help brighten the days of our residents!

Woodingford Lodge is always looking for new volunteers to use their skills and enthusiasm to help improve the quality of life for our residents, or to just put a smile on their face.

We're looking for volunteers of all ages and talents. Some ideas include:

  • Dutch Club - spreek je nederlands? We could use your help to lead activities in our Dutch Club, as we have a number of residents of Dutch heritage
  • Entertainment- Do you play an instrument or love to sing? Share your music with our residents. If you're practicing for a play and want to test it in front of a live audience, our residents would love to see it!
  • Men's Club - How about a little male bonding? Talk about sports, cars, beards...guy stuff.
  • Gardens Galore - Woodingford Lodge has some fabulous gardens, but we need assistance with helping our residents tend to them.
  • Just a visit - we have many residents who would enjoy the chance to connect over a cup of tea.

Other possibilities include making keepsake videos, researching family trees, or anything ideas you can come up with.

Visit the opportunities section for more ideas on ways you can assist our residents. Volunteering at Woodingford Lodge is a great way for secondary school students to earn their volunteer hours.

 How to become a volunteer

To start the process, fill out the Volunteer Application Form

Our Volunteer Coordinator will be in touch and will match you with a program that suits your interests, skills and experience. Volunteers will also be required to provide: 

  • A police check (if you are over 18)
  • Two-step TB Test (may be required)

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at Woodingford Lodge and have further questions please call
519-421-5556 ext. 2085.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Volunteer opportunities 
Recreation programming
Volunteers assist the staff in providing recreation activities and programs, out-trips, and assist residents with outings into the community.

Spiritual programming
Volunteers assist in meeting the spiritual needs of the residents through music, portering to worship services, and reflective opportunities.

Talents, Travel & Treasures
Woodingford Lodge is always looking for ways to entertain and engage our residents. Should you be willing to share your talents, travel slides or treasures (special collections) we would appreciate hearing from you. Beyond providing a program, your presence will help our residents maintain a connection with their community at large.

Social visitor
Volunteers assist in offering social interaction to Woodingford Lodge residents.

Computer support
Volunteers assist residents on a one-to-one basis with the development of basic computer skills.

Feeding assistant
“Dining with Dignity” volunteers ensure that each resident is provided with a pleasurable dining experience. A special orientation is provided for this position.

Palliative Care
Volunteers establish a supportive relationship with the resident with the intent of reducing fear and isolation. Volunteers are encouraged to take the palliative care course offered through the Woodstock General hospital.

Horticultural therapy
Volunteers assist in helping porter and support residents with specific gardening tasks.

Pet therapy
Volunteers bring pets to visit interested residents. Pets must be vaccinated. Dog owners are encouraged to visit with their pets through the St. John Ambulance therapy dog program.

Contact information
Contact our volunteer coordinator at 519-421-5556 ext. 2004