VOLUNTEER PROGRAM

Welcome to the program

The Orléans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre was founded by a group of volunteers in 1988. Over the years, the support, contribution, dedication and skills of volunteers were key roles and are essential components of the Resource Centre.

Volunteering at the Orléans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre is an opportunity to make a difference in your community and especially in the life of individuals or families.  Your commitment/contribution as a volunteer is critical to ensure the Centre’s mission, vision and values.

Join our team!


Paying tribute to our volunteers in 2016

We sincerely thank the OCCRC volunteers who donated their time, expertise, and talents to support us in our programs and services. As always, our volunteers make a great difference in the lives of thousands of adults and children in our community. In 2016, our team of more than 200 volunteers gave 9,586 hours of their time to the different programs and services offered at the Centre.

How to become a volunteer for all programs

  • Attend an interview with the Volunteer Program Coordinator. The interview will explore the candidate’s interests, skills and availability to determine if the person is a good fit for the Centre
  • A police record check is required by all those applying to the Resource Centre
  • References are required
  • Orientation and training will be provided after the confirmed volunteer placement
  • Mandatory training for AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act)
  • All volunteers are required to sign the Confidentiality policy and adhere to the mission, vision and values of the Resource Centre

Acceptance will be determined on the outcome of the screening process.

Frequently asked questions [FAQ]

We invite you to read our frequently asked questions for more details on the program.

Benefits of volunteering

  • Gain experience
  • Learn new skills
  • Share your talents and expertise
  • Meet new people, make new friends
  • Build your resume
  • Satisfaction from helping others
  • Participate in a fun and fulfilling experience
  • Make a difference in your community
  • Meet your 40 hours community service requirement (student placement are available in the summer only)

What the Centre can offer you

  • Flexible volunteer placements
  • Supportive and friendly environment
  • Orientation and training opportunities
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Meaningful contribution in your community
  • Volunteer networking opportunity

Programs where volunteers are currently involved

  • Early Years Centre
  • Food Bank
  • Fundraising
  • Special Events
  • Community Activities
  • Administration
  • Board of Directors
  • Committees
  • Family Support
  • Handiwork
  • Christmas Program
  • Income Tax Clinics
  • Youth Program (14-18 years)

If you have any questions or would like to have more information on current volunteer opportunities, please call 613-830-4357 x307 or  write to the program coordinator rosanne@crcoc.ca