Volunteers are an integral part of United Mennonite Home. We appreciate and value the dedication and various contributions they make in the lives of our residents. Many graciously donate their personal time and skills for the betterment of the Home. Their numerous efforts have made a positive difference and have also demonstrated that by working as a team, they are essential to our continued success.
Our Volunteers provide a number of services:
Friendly Visiting - Visit with residents on a one-to-one basis, while providing comfort, companionship and social stimulation. (e.g. talk, boards games, play cards, reading, letter writing, outdoor/indoor walks, etc.).
Mealtime Partner Program - Assisting residents during their meals, while providing a relaxed, unhurried atmosphere.
Pet Therapy - Provide sensory and emotional stimulation through pet visits.
Reception - Greet visitors and provide directory and facility information. Over-see self-serve cafe.
Piano Players - Provide piano accompaniment during church services, sing-a-longs, special events, etc.
Bingo Assistant - Assist residents during BINGO game by monitoring cards and moving markers.
Palliative Visiting - Provide comfort and address physical, psychological, social, spiritual, and practical issues and associated expectations, needs, hopes, and fears of those who are dying.
Portering - Assist staff in seeing that residents get to and from programs, special events, barber,and hair salon.
Community Clergy – Assist in leading worship services in the Home.
Contact Pamela Kohut, Volunteer Coordinator at (905) 562-7385 ext. 5008 or through email at: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Representatives from our sponsoring churches, Orchard View Apartments, Vineland Park Estates and the community form to make our Ladies Auxiliary. These individuals assist with coordinating and organizing fundraising ideas, events, summer BBQ's, monthly socials, and our Annual Bazaar.
Our Ladies Auxiliary consists of Elfrieda Weier, Lorna Rogalski, Helen Wall, Betty Jansen, and Chris Switalski. Those interested in becoming a representative on our Auxiliary are encouraged to contact the Volunteer Office.