Volunteer2019-06-17T14:03:43+00:00

Volunteer

Volunteers help build strong, resilient and inclusive communities.

Community Living Mississauga welcomes volunteers because we believe that volunteers can help us with our mission of providing support to individuals who have an intellectual disability to ensure their quality of life is meaningfully improved.

Why Volunteer:

  • Allows you to use your gifts, skills and knowledge to support others
  • Makes an impact in your community by promoting inclusion for people who have an intellectual disability
  • Gain new skills
  • Enhance your resume
  • Develop strong references
  • Expand your social network
  • Involved Canadians enjoy improved overall health

How do I Become a Volunteer:

  • Click on the Ready to Volunteer button at the bottom of this page to apply
  • After you apply, you will be contacted by the Manager of Volunteer Services who will discuss volunteer current volunteer opportunities
  • After this initial conversation, if you would like to proceed, all potential volunteers are asked to complete a screening process which includes an interview, a check of references and a police background check

Who can Volunteer:

  • Anyone who is at least 14 years of age and in grade nine or higher

We Provide

  • Orientation and Training
  • Daytime, Evening and Weekend Opportunities

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Together We are Better: Interest Based Volunteer2019-04-12T14:36:46+00:00

In this new Community Living Mississauga pilot project, volunteers aged 18+ will be matched with adults who have an intellectual disability to pursue mutual leisure and recreational interests. Once a week, for 12 weeks, volunteers will meet with preassigned individuals to enjoy an activity that is of mutual interest to both parties. The goal of this volunteer position is to ensure that the participating individual’s quality of life in the community is meaningfully improved.

Please Note: All volunteers will be given a thorough orientation before the volunteer opportunity begins. Any registration fees for activities participated in while a part of this program will be covered by Community Living Mississauga for the volunteer.

Base Site Volunteer2019-04-12T14:34:14+00:00

Community Living Mississauga operates a number of Community Base Sites throughout Mississauga, Monday – Friday during daytime hours. The goal of each Base Site is to provide individuals who have an intellectual disability with opportunities to participate in meaningful social, recreational and leisure activities. Volunteers are asked to support staff by encouraging individuals in their day to day activities both onsite and in the community. A minimum six-month commitment is required.

March Break Teen Activity Program2019-04-12T14:34:53+00:00

The March Break Teen Activity Program is a recreational opportunity for teens who have an intellectual disability. Volunteers involved in this program will support staff as they support small groups of teens to participate in a variety of community activities including sports, movies, sight-seeing and more. This is a perfect volunteer opportunity for youth aged 14 – 21. A minimum five-day commitment is required.

Residential Volunteer2019-04-12T14:35:17+00:00

Community Living Mississauga provides support at numerous group homes across Mississauga. The supports at each home are designed to maximize community involvement for each person who lives there. Volunteers are asked to support individuals as they participate in wide range of meaningful activities both at home and in the community. A minimum six-month commitment is required.

Girls and Guys Friday Night Out Activity Program2019-04-12T14:35:43+00:00

Girls and Guys Friday Night Out Program offers teens the opportunity to spend time with either just the girls or just the guys. Volunteers in this program will support staff by encouraging individuals as they participate in a variety of activities. This program runs on alternating Fridays from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. at different locations. This is a perfect volunteer opportunity for youth aged 14 – 30 who are available one to two Friday evenings a month. A minimum six-month commitment is required.

The Saturday Teen Activity Program2019-04-12T14:36:09+00:00

The Saturday Teen Activity Program is a recreational opportunity for teens who have an intellectual disability. Each week small groups of teens participate in a variety of community activities including sports, movies and sight-seeing. Volunteers in this program will support staff by encourage individuals as they participate in activities. This program runs on Saturdays from 9am-4pm. This is a perfect volunteer opportunity for youth aged 14 – 30 who are available one to four Saturdays a month. A minimum six-month commitment is required.

Summer Teen Activity Program2019-04-12T14:38:00+00:00

The Summer Teen Activity Program is a recreational opportunity for youth who have an intellectual disability to experience all that summertime has to offer. Volunteers involved in this program will support staff as they support small groups to plan, and participate in a variety of community activities. These activities include: sports, art, shopping, movies, sight-seeing and sight-seeing. This is a perfect volunteer opportunity for high school students. A minimum one-week commitment is required.

For more information on any of these volunteer opportunities, please contact Deb Wach, Manager of Volunteer Services at 905-542-2694 ext. 2243 or volunteer@clmiss.ca