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Community is enriched by volunteers.

Are you looking to devote some of your time to volunteering? This is a rewarding opportunity to meet others in your community and share your skills and friendship!  We have various volunteer positions to choose from.  Which one fits you?


Use Your Skills to Volunteer!

You may have a skill set that the individuals we support could truly benefit from. This is a way of enhancing quality of life through your expertise!  Examples: Hair cuts, coach or trainer to motivate fitness, cooking gourmet for cheap, garment sewing repairs, photography; this list could go on.

We ask that volunteers:

  • Be at least 18 years old (some positions for youth 16 – 18 years are available too!)
  • Make a minimum six-month commitment
  • Complete a screening process which includes an application, interview with the Volunteer Coordinator, reference checks, and a police records check.
Volunteer Application

Return applications to volunteer@elmiraacl.com or deliver to Elmira District Community Living, 118 Barnswallow Drive, Elmira, ON, N3B 2Y9

For more information, or if you require assistance with your application, contact our Volunteer and Community Relations Coordinator, Jenn Maxwell at volunteer@elmiraacl.com.


Featured Volunteer Positions:

Sharing Your Love of Literature – Reader

Duties: To bring words on a page to life by reading aloud.  This activity is truly enjoyed by many of the people we support. You will always have an audience 1-1 or group if you start to read! Time commitment: ½ hour – 1 hour every other week.

Become a Coffee Connoisseur – Coffee and Chat time

Duties: To make, serve, and enjoy coffee/tea with an individual or group. Connect, laugh and sip while you catch up on all the latest happenings. Time commitment: 1 hour every week (or every other week)

Share Your Techy Side – Computer and Tablet time

Duties: To spend time supporting a new or learning computer/tablet user hone their skills.  This may include how to send an email, how to access social media, what is an app and fun applications. Time commitment: 1 hour every other week


Volunteer Board Member positions.

EDCL is recruiting Board Members who will bring leadership and strategic governance to our organization. If you are interested in making a difference in the lives of people with developmental disabilities, please email info@elmiraacl.com or call Cheryl Peterson, Executive Director at 519-669-3205 x226. Click here for more information about the position.

Become an Association Member for Other Volunteer Options

As a member you have the ability to serve on Committees of the Association and Board of Directors. Contact Cheryl Peterson for more information. She can be reached at 519-669-3205 ex. 226.