Volunteers play an important role at Evergreen to enhance the quality of life for our residents. By sharing their time they enrich lives; by sharing their talents they help make the day-to-day life of our residents more interesting and varied...

Several areas in which volunteers can provide services to the residents include:

One to One Visitation:
This includes friendly visits, writing letters, reading, participating in games of checkers, crokinole, cards, etc.

Program Assistance:
This includes transporting residents to and from programs, serving refreshments and assisting residents in a variety of programs such as bingo, card parties, music programs, socials, etc.

This includes providing music, slide presentations, pet therapy, etc.

Assisting with Community Outings:
This includes helping with shopping, dining out, fishing and events in the community.

Evergreen Helping Hands Student Program:
Provides educational opportunities for students from various programs to gain experience in a Long Term Care setting. Duties would include dining room experience, exploring the beautiful Evergreen gardens, assisting with programs and friendly visits.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Paul Wood, Director of Recreation/Volunteers at 678-7355 ext. 241.


Volunteers are special, We need them every one Our residents rely on them to take them to and from.

Volunteers are dedicated, They give a lot of time to enrich the lives of others with kindness and a smile.

Nothing is too hard for them They go an extra mile to bring comfort to the residents which makes their lives worthwhile.

Without them we couldn't make it. We need their extra care which only they alone can give and are glad to have a share.

So volunteers are special, Each play a different part in helping all the residents enjoy with all their heart.

So let us work together in harmony and love for what we do for others will be rewarded from above.

Source: Ontario Association of Residents' Councils Planning Ahead, Spring/Summer 1999