Youth volunteer program

Events & Education

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These are usually a full day commitments. Volunteers help with registration, setting up, escorting the residents, and helping to make sure the event runs smoothly. Some events may take place outside of Baycrest (e.g. Trip to Vaughan Mills with the residents).

Administrative volunteers assist a department (i.e. Baycrest Foundation, Volunteer Services) with data inputting, answering phone calls to address questions and concerns, filing, and working on department specific tasks and general administrative duties.

Baycrest volunteers will work alongside professionals at Baycrest and take part in the research that they are conducting.

It is advised to contact professionals yourself first to see if there are any opportunities.

If you are interested in working alongside a scientist, a list the scientists at the Rotman Research Institute can be found here:

The newly implemented Learning Management System provides staff and volunteers at Baycrest an online system to complete the courses they are required to complete, as well as any other courses to improve their knowledge. Once trained, LMS ambassadors provide workshops for staff at Baycrest to introduce the system, and help them navigate it, ensuring that they are able to complete all required courses. LMS ambassadors develop communication and presentation skills while connecting with staff throughout the facility.

Library Assistant
The Anne and Louis Pritzker Wellness Library is a free lending library of seniors consumer health resources. The Resident Client Library is the leisure reading section with a collection of fiction and non-fiction books available for residents to borrow.  The libraries are open Monday-Thursday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

The library assistant will carry out:
• Marketing to increase awareness of Library Services by writing a weekly blog
• Library Programs for Baycrest residents and visitors (ex. tech help day – set people up with email and teach them how to use it)
• Provide support to library volunteers (ex. ensure they check library email, tech help)

Program Assistant
Assist with set-up, serving refreshments and socializing with residents and members.

Summer friendly visitor
Friendly visits with residents/bringing residents outside to the garden to enjoy the fresh air. Volunteers will help bring to and from the unit downstairs to the garden where active games will be happening. Volunteer’s responsibilities will be to help bring residents there, engage/play the different activities with the residents, help support and encourage them as well as provide a beverage to those who are able.

Job Shadowing

The job shadowing program developed for Baycrest youth volunteers is intended to offer high school and undergrad university students the opportunity to talk to a health care professional about their role, and observe their daily work environment, tasks and procedures.  This is an added benefit and learning opportunity only for our registered youth volunteers who are interested in a career in health care and would like to learn more. 

Please email completed application to:

Job shadowing opportunities may include:

  • Neuroimaging
  • Nursing
  • Occupational therapy
  • Palliative care
  • Physicians
  • Physiotherapy
  • Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Psychiatry
  • Rehabilitation
  • Research Ethics Board
  • Rotman Research Institute
  • Scientist

Click here to download application form

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