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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. 

To start the volunteer process, please complete the Volunteer Application. We are currently recruiting volunteers to support summer therapeutic programs. For more information on these programs, please click here.

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.

Current opportunities
We are currently seeking volunteers for the following summer opportunities:
Summer Day Recreation Camp
iCanBike
Pump and Swim
Movin' and Groovin'

Summer Day Recreation Camp
Campers will  have the opportunity to participate in recreational activities, crafts, games and community outings.

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Dates:
  • July 8-12
  • July 15-19
  • July 22-26
  • July 29-Aug. 2
  • Aug. 6-9
  • Aug. 12-16
  • Aug. 19-23
  • Aug. 26-30
Location: Camps are offered at all three ErinoakKids sites

Volunteer requirements:
  • Volunteers will assist campers participate in all aspects of the program
  • Experience with children and youth with autism an asset
     
If interested contact Melissa Kronen (mkronen@erinoakkids.ca) for Mississauga; Nicole Alexander (nalexander@erinoakkids.ca) for Brampton; and Sandra Black (sblack@erinoakkids.ca) for Halton.


iCanBike
The goal of iCan Bike is to teach children with disabilities to ride a conventional two-wheeled bicycle and become lifelong independent riders.

Date: July 8-12, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (morning and afternoon shifts available)

Location: Paramount Fine Food Centre, 5500 Rose Cherry Place, Mississauga

Volunteer requirements: Volunteers must be able to run alongside clients on bikes.

If interested please contact Melissa Kronen at MKronen@erinoakkids.ca


Pump and Swim
In the Pump and Swim program, teens learn to improve their fitness level while participating in an individual workout program in a weight room and pool environment.

Date: August 12-23, 12:30-4:00 p.m.

Location: Brampton site, 10145 McVean Drive, Brampton

Volunteer requirements:
  • Volunteers must commit to the full two weeks
  • Volunteers must be strong swimmers and comfortable in the water

If interested please contact Nicole Alexander at NAlexander@erinoakkids.ca


Movin' and Groovin'
Geared and modified for clients aged 8 to 18, this full-day, multi arts summer program offers participants varied means of creative expression through drama, dance and visual art activities that build communication skills, encourage development of social skills and enhance self-esteem  – along with the joy of being creative and having fun.

Date: July 22-26, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Location: Mississauga site, 1230 Central Parkway West, Mississauga

If interested please contact Melissa Kronen at MKronen@erinoakkids.ca


Volunteer requirements
Volunteers must be a minimum of 16 years of age.

All volunteers are required to provide the following documentation following 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.

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 Adrienne Boyes at aboyes@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!
 

Did you know?

Did you know that children learn speech and language through play?

Learn about Speech and Language Therapy at ErinoakKids

Contact Information

  ErinoakKids Locations
 
  (905) 855.2690
 
  1 (877) 374.6625
 

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