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Volunteering with Sunbeam

Thank you very much for your interest in volunteering at Sunbeam Community & Developmental Services!

Our clients are people with diverse and complex developmental challenges. Your participation in their lifestyle activities is not just a feel-good opportunity: the clients benefit in myriad ways from the socialization, the change of pace, and the chance to have fun and let loose. Their emotional and social well-being is positively and directly impacted by the work volunteers do. We are very pleased to consider your application for this important role.

Steps to Start Volunteering

Step 1
– Fill out the form below

Step 2 – Reference Checks

Step 3 – Applicant Interview (includes a tour of our facility)

Step 4 – Criminal Records Check

Step 5 – Orientation

The minimum age to volunteer at Sunbeam is 14 years, and the minimum commitment may be two hours per week for three months. Shifts are generally 2 hours in length.

Volunteering with Sunbeam

We have various opportunities at all locations in Waterloo Region (Kingsway Facility, Group Homes and Resource Centres):

  • Friendly Visitors (programs such as reading, computers, games, crafts, outings etc.)
  • Day Program Assistants (storyteller, swimming, drum circle, photography, jewelry making, crafts, life skills)
  • Outing/ Special Events Volunteers
  • Facility Assistants (Pool, Sensory Rooms, etc)
  • Music Performers & Instructors
  • Recreation Assistants (bowling, cooking, games)
  • Gardening
  • Seasonal Decorating, Celebrations and Activities
  • Fundraising
  • Organizational Governance as member of Sunbeam’s Board of Directors

Contact Volunteer Services Coordinator

What area would you like to volunteer?

Do you rely on public transit to travel?