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Baycrest volunteers truly make a difference in the lives of clients and impact almost every area of our organization. Here are a few examples of what our volunteers are currently doing.


Program for Leisure Engagement for Active and Spontaneous Experiences

Become a volunteer in Baycrest's innovative PLEASE© (Program for Leisure Engagement for Active and Spontaneous Experiences) program and receive specialized training to interact with residents in long-term care. As part of PLEASE©, you will learn unique approaches to adapt activities to residents' abilities and strengths and build relationships between residents, staff and volunteers.

PLEASE© volunteers must be able to commit to 1-2 hours per week for one year. For more information, call 416-785-2500 ext. 2572 or email

For more information, please view the program brochure.

Friendly visits

Spend time with hospital clients or residents in our long-term care home. Your friendly face and kind interaction will make a big difference! Activities may include chatting and reminiscing, playing games, and taking a walk around campus.

Community Day Centre

The Community Day Centre is always looking for active volunteers to socialize at lunchtime and assist with the arts and crafts programs.

Eating Assistance

Be a friendly visitor at mealtime, assist a client with eating, or act as a dining room greeter. Eating assistance volunteers receive specialized training in the latest eating assistance techniques.


If you play a musical instrument or love singing, this is a great volunteer opportunity for you. Baycrest clients and residents can benefit immensely from music programs.

Seniors Support Programs

Volunteers in the Seniors Support Program provide help to seniors and family caregivers living in the community by consistently staying in touch with them.

Through a scheduled weekly telephone call or email, each volunteer will patiently listen to their client, offer encouragement or provide helpful information as required. If individuals need more support, a social worker is available.