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Thank you for your interest in volunteering with ErinoakKids and choosing ErinoakKids as your preferred place to donate your time and talent. We are fortunate to have volunteers at ErinoakKids working in a variety of programs and providing support to many activities.

As valued members of the ErinoakKids team, volunteers help staff deliver programs, support visitors and families navigate our new sites, and assist in countless other ways. 

Our Halton location is now accepting applications for future volunteer opportunities. 

Halton Volunteer Opportunities


Please be advised that we may not be able to support all the requests we receive for volunteer opportunities. If we have a volunteer opportunity that matches your interests and skills, you will be contacted by email for a brief interview.

Volunteer requirements
Volunteers must be a minimum of 16 years of age and provide the following documentation after a successful interview:
  1. An immunization record including proof of immunization to Measles, Mumps Rubella and Chicken Pox AND results of a 2 step TB test (click here).
  2. If over the age of 18, a police records check for service with the vulnerable sector (for Peel Region, a letter will be provided after successful completion of the interview).
Commitment
Volunteers are expected to arrive on time and fulfill the weekly time commitment agreed to with the supervisor in charge.
Do you meet the requirements? Then please apply to become an ErinoakKids Volunteer!


Corporate and Group Volunteer Opportunities
ErinoakKids benefits from the support of local groups and corporations who donate their time and talent to contribute to the lives of children and youth with disabilities. Please contact us at volunteer@erinoakkids.ca to determine if there are any current opportunities.

Current volunteers
Click here for news and information for current volunteers, including the volunteer orientation guide. You can also submit your volunteer hours through the online time tracker!

Halton Volunteer Opportunities

Longo's Family Resource Centre Assistant (3 volunteers) 
Description: Our Resource Centre is used by families to review and borrow books and toys for use by their children. They will also be able to purchase specialty items. In the Resource Centre, there are iPads and various resources for the parents to access as well. 

Location: Halton Site 2000 Glenorchy Rd., Oakville
Days available: Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday (ongoing weekly shift)
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Responsibilities:
  • Register families in WASP database
  • Check in/out items in Resource Centre
  • Keep inventory organized and clean
  • Follow specific procedure for cleaning for when toys have been returned by a family 
  • Assist families in selecting toys and book
  • Help with craft cutting or photocopying
Volunteer Skills/Requirements:
  • Friendly and outgoing
  • Take initiative to assist families
  • Organized and detail oriented
  • Can work independently
  • Comfortable with using a computer

Autism Services (1 volunteer)
Description: Offer a range of ABA-based services to both DFO and FFS clients with a focus on social, communication and daily living skills.

Location: Halton Site 2000 Glenorchy Rd. Oakville
Date: February 1 - March 28 (Saturdays)
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Responsibilities:
  • Support with groups including gathering toys and materials
  • Set up/tear down of group rooms
  • Supporting with facilitating play or prompting groups
Volunteer Skills/Requirements:
  • Experience with children with autism preferred
  • Previous experience volunteer experience within Autism Services preferred

Lobby/ Audiology  Greeters  (2 volunteers)
Description: You will have an opportunity to greet clients and families and assist them as they arrive for service, and help them find their way around the site.  Direct visitors to the Reception Desk ensuring they sign in and out and receive their visitor badge. 

Location: Halton Site 2000 Glenorchy Rd., Oakville
Days Available: Tuesdays or Wednesdays (ongoing weekly shift)
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Responsibilities:
  • Escort clients and families to their appointment
  • Provide information for those waiting in the waiting room
  • Answer any questions related to the parking process as appropriate
 Volunteer Skills/Requirements:
  • Friendly and outgoing
  • Take initiative to assist families

Did you know?

Did you know that by about six months of age, a child turns toward the direction a sound is coming from?

Read about Infant Hearing Services

Contact Information

  ErinoakKids Locations
 
  (905) 855.2690
 
  1 (877) 374.6625
 

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