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4 Places in Oakville Where Seniors Can Volunteer

By Nancy Delwaide, 9:00 am on

Seniors can enrich their lives by volunteering and giving back to the local community. Volunteering provides a reason to get out of the house for some fresh air and socialization, and seniors can gain a new sense of purpose by knowing they are making a difference in some way. Family caregivers in Oakville should encourage their elderly loved ones to try out one of these 4 local volunteering opportunities.

1. Oakville Municipal Greenhouse and Conservatory

Located at 1100 Cornwall Road, the staff at this facility is looking for greenhouse volunteers. Seniors who take this volunteer position will be responsible for assisting their staff in taking cuttings, planting seedlings, and re-potting plants. This volunteering job can boost your loved one’s confidence while he or she learns a new hobby. The greenhouse especially needs extra help during their peak season from February to May. Volunteering in the morning is encouraged. 

2. YMCA of Oakville 

Located at 410 Rebecca Street, this facility has ongoing volunteer positions for membership services greeters. This volunteer opportunity gives seniors the chance to socialize while boosting their self-esteem as they welcome guests to the facility. Your loved one would be responsible for ensuring all YMCA members and guests show their membership cards or sign in at the service desk using photo identification while making sure their experience is a pleasant one. Evening and weekend shifts are available. 

3. S.E.N.A.C.A. Seniors Day Program

Located at 53 Bond Street, this organization is looking for a receptionist to become a valued member of their team. Volunteering for this position gives your loved one the opportunity to have a good time and meet new people. Your loved one would be responsible for greeting visitors as they enter the facility, giving directions, answering the phone, delivering messages to the staff, and assisting with general office work. Hours are flexible.

4. Oakville Fareshare Food Bank 

Located at 1240 Speers Road, this organization needs year-round volunteers to help with food drives, stock shelves, and sort through food donations. This position is ideal for retirees because it requires them to commit to working during the day. It’s also a job that can help keep your loved one’s body and mind active. The work isn’t stressful, and any training will be done on-site. A minimum of 4 hours a week is required.

Make sure your loved one has the support he or she needs to volunteer locally. At Home Care Assistance, our caregivers are available around the clock to provide transportation, assist with mobility, and help with tasks like bathing and grooming. For more information on the high-quality at-home care Oakville, ON, families trust, call one of our friendly Care Managers at (905) 337-1200 to schedule a no-obligation consultation.