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Volunteering with Sunbeam

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

Your participation is not just a feel-good opportunity, it benefits the people we support in numerous ways from socialization to providing a change of pace and a chance for them to have fun. Emotional and social well-being is positively and directly impacted by the work our volunteers participate in.

We are 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

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

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Volunteer Application

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Volunteer Application Form

AREAS OF INTEREST: Please indicate the Volunteer areas that would interest you

LENGTH OF COMMITMENT: Please indicate the length of commitment you intend to make to Sunbeam. We require a minimum commitment of 3 months.



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VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE: Please list previous volunteer positions you have held.

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In signing this application I hereby give Sunbeam Community & Developmental Services authority to contact the persons named as references on the Volunteer Reference Check forms submitted by me, to ascertain my suitability as a volunteer.

Sunbeam is committed to protecting the privacy of personal information collected on volunteers. Any personal information collected by Sunbeam on a volunteer, e.g., name, address, phone number, etc., will be kept in the strictest of confidence. Such information will be used to assess an applicant’s suitability to act as a volunteer, to contact a volunteer re: volunteer assignments, and to distribute information of interest to volunteers regarding Sunbeam and its activities, or regarding volunteerism in general. Information may be released within Sunbeam to introduce a volunteer to their assignment but will not be released, without the volunteer’s express consent to any other agency or authority, except where required by law.

I hereby certify that the information given on this application is true and applicable.

Thank you for applying to volunteer at Sunbeam! Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.