Here are some of the volunteer positions available at The Darling Home for Kids.
Volunteers help with various office duties throughout the week, including answering phones, greeting guests, assembling mailings and other administrative tasks.
Board Member for The Cedarbrook Society
The Board of Directors of The Cedarbrook Society provides strategic direction and governance that support the operations of the Home. The Board consists of up to 12 members with diverse professional backgrounds and expertise.
Complimentary Therapies Volunteer
The Darling Home for Kids strives to enhance the quality of life for the children and their families during their stay. Volunteers with current certifications implement complimentary therapies including pet therapy, music therapy, therapeutic touch and Reiki.
A kitchen is often the heart of a home and our volunteers play an important role in maintaining that feeling for children and families. Kitchen volunteers help us prepare nutritious meals in our fully equipped kitchen.
Working alongside the professional care team, our frontline volunteers help our children engage in activities, offer essential support parents and provide companionship to our children during their visits with us. Frontline volunteers must be at least 20 years of age.
Fundraising volunteers work alongside our development team and assist us in raising funds to support our programs, writing proposals and requests for support, making thank you calls and helping us solicit funds.
Volunteers with a green thumb tend to our gardens to maintain the beauty of our outdoor space, including weeding, planting, light yard work, clearing paths and pruning.
Our housekeeping volunteers perform a variety if light housekeeping duties to help maintain a clean safe Home. Duties may include disinfecting toys, wiping out kitchen cupboards, dusting, and organizing.
Working alongside our Caretaker, volunteers help us maintain our state of the art Home. Maintenance volunteers help with paint touch ups, furniture repairs, change lightbulbs, and fix minor repairs.
Peer Frontline Volunteer
Children enjoy the company of a friend and our peer frontline volunteers are a caring friend to our children. Youth between the ages of 14-19 engage in activities with our children including participating in arts and crafts, playing video games, and reading a book.
Professional Services Volunteer
Professional Services Volunteers donate their services to help our children and families. These services include counsellors supporting families and siblings through the grieving process, teachers providing educational opportunties, and fundraising consultants helping us raise funds.
Public Relations/Public Awareness Volunteer
These volunteers help with various marketing duties, including writing press releases and newsletters, as well as attending and planning fairs, open houses and special events.
Special Events Committee Member/Volunteer
Volunteers are essential to the success our signature fundraising events. These volunteers participate and assist with the planning and implementation of our Wheels event (Sunday, June 26th, 2016), Charity Golf Tournament (Tuesday, July 26th, 2016), and Comfort & Joy Gala (Thursday, November 3rd, 2016), including working with our event committees to plan the event or helping the day of the event.