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Volunteering

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.    

We Love Our Volunteers!

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with ErinoakKids and for 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.

If you are a current volunteer and require information regarding past hours or confirmation of service, please email your Volunteer Coordinator and we will be happy to assist you.


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, volunteer opportunities are limited at this time

At ErinoakKids, the safety of our clients, staff and volunteers is our main priority and decisions are being made based on the guidance of Public Health Ontario. All volunteer options are being explored as the COVID-19 situation continues to change.

If you have emailed your resume for a volunteer opportunity, our Volunteer Coordinator will get back to you if your application is selected for next steps.
 
Please note that once the volunteer opportunities have been filled, we will not be accepting additional applications at that time. You may continue to check our website for new volunteer opportunities and apply as you are available.

Current Volunteer Opportunities in Oakville!

Infant Hearing Program Greeter

We are looking for a friendly individual with good communication and leadership skills to help support our Infant Hearing Clinic. These are busy clinics with appointments for babies occurring every 15-20 minutes. IHP Greeters are essential to effectively keeping this busy clinic on track by checking in and transitioning each family to and from the IHP suite.

Time: 

Shift 2: 12:15 – 3:15 p.m.
Shift 3: 8:15 a.m. –  3:15 p.m. (11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. break)

Dates: 

  • July 4 – Shift 2, 5 – Shift 2, 6 – Shift 3, 7 – Shift 3, 8 – Shift 3
  • July 11 – Shift 3 12 – Shift 2, 13 – Shift 3
  • July 18 – Shift 3 19 – Shift 3, 20 – Shift 3 21 – Shift 3 22 – Shift 3
  • July 25 – Shift 3, 26 – Shift 2, 27 – Shift 2, 28 – Shift 2 29 – Shift 3

Location: Oakville Site, 2000 Glenorchy Road

Please respond with specific dates and times you are available.

Volunteer Duties:

  • Greet client families arriving for the Infant Hearing Clinic, check list of IHP clients booked for the day to verify the client name, the appointment time
  • Ensure families have put on an ErinoakKids issued mask; if you are unsure, you may ask if they have changed their mask upon entering
  • Ask to see their screening confirmation (must show you a CLEAR confirmation)
  • If the parent has not completed their online screening, direct them to Reception
  • Escort client families to the Audiology Room/waiting area to wait for their appointment and direct them to washrooms or common areas as needed

 Volunteer Requirements:

  • Friendly, welcoming demeanour
  • Good communication skills
  • Comfortable in a leadership role
  • Can work independently, efficiently
  • Consistency required

Autism Services

We are looking for a friendly individual with good communication and leadership skills to help support our Autism Services Program.

Time: 

Shift 1: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Mon – Fri)
Shift 2: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Mon – Fri)
Shift 3: 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (Tue and Thu)
Shift 4: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Sat)

Dates: 

Weekly from July 4 to Sept 2 (no service week of Aug 2-5)

Location: Oakville Site, 2000 Glenorchy Road

Please respond with specific dates and times you are available.

Volunteer duties/responsibilities: 

  • Planning, setting up and taking down summer activities (outside activities, crafts, sensory activities, games etc.)
  • Leading or assisting with summer activities
  • Cleaning of toys and materials 
  • Engaging with clients where appropriate e.g. support groups

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Strong organization skills and ability to multitask 
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Reliable and punctual 
  • Education and experience with Applied Behaviour Analysis is an asset 
  • Experience with children, children and youth with autism and/or physical and developmental disabilities 

Contact:

Email your resume to volunteer@erinoakkids.ca. Only those considered for the volunteer position will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in supporting ErinoakKids.