If you’re looking to get involved with geriatric health within the Montreal community, then look no further! Check out our list of volunteering opportunities and get in contact with us if you want further information or have any questions or concerns.
If you are interested in any of our sites, feel free to contact our VP Volunteer Coordinator, Samantha, at mcgillgeriatrichealth@ssmu.ca and she will provide contact information for each site!
Volunteer Sites:
  1. MUHC
  2. Donald Berman Maimonides Geriatric Centre
  3. Jewish Eldercare
  4. CHSLDs

1. MUHC

Locations:
  • The Glen site by Vendôme station
  • The Montreal General Hospital site
Approx. Time Commitment: 50 hours over the entire course of volunteering (can be spread out) – with a weekly shift of 3-4 hours
  • Volunteer at the Wayfinding program (providing directions/information at the front entrances)
  • Volunteer at Clinic programs (direct patients within an assigned clinic)
  • Must be fully vaccinated
  • Must speak English and know some basic French
  • Interested applicants will be contacted for an interview and be placed in a program to have an orientation as well as training
  • You will need to contact the MUHC volunteer department (please email Samantha for contact information)

2. Donald Berman Maimonides Geriatric Centre

Location: 5795 Caldwell, Montreal, (Quebec) H4W 1W3
Approx. Time Commitment: A minimum of once a week (approx. 2 hours) for a minimum of 3 months.
  • Need proof of complete vaccination.
  • Must sign various consents and forms regarding training in infection control.
  • Must agree to a background check.
  • Must attend an orientation of the Centre.
  • You will need to contact Patti if you are interested (please email Samantha for her contact information)

3. Jewish Eldercare

Location: 5725 Victoria Avenue, Montreal, QC H3W 3H6
Approx. Time Commitment: A minimum commitment of 1-2 hours a week for a minimum of 3 months (breaks for holidays and reading week are not a problem)
  • Volunteers will be assisting with recreation activities
  • Volunteering is in person, there is no remote/virtual volunteering
  • Recruitment is on-going throughout the year
  • Must be fully vaccinated with proof
  • You will need to contact Lisa if you are interested (please email Samantha for her contact information)

4. CHSLDs

Locations:
  • The Father Dowd site on Hudson street in Cote des Neiges
  • The Henri Bradet site at Bessborough, in NDG.
Approx. Time Commitment: Commitment of a minimum of 3-6 months (preferably 6) of regular volunteer work
  • Volunteers will be assisting with recreational activities and friendly visiting (1-2 residents for weekly visit per volunteer)
  • Must be fully vaccinated with proof.
  • Interested applicants will have an interview, Volunteer orientation and Training sessions (90 min), and forms to fill (listed below).
  • You will need to contact Wendy if you are interested (please email Samantha for her contact information)
Once you are placed, you will be required to complete a brief Safety Training (PPE) and sign a form Confirmation fo Safety document
What will be required in terms of documentation are the following:
  • Volunteer Inscription form
  • Judicial Records Declaration
  • Confidentiality Agreement
  • Covid Consent form
Documents can be downloaded from: CHSLD Required Documents

Want more information on how to get involved or have any questions?

Email our VP Volunteer Coordinator Samantha at mcgillgeriatrichealth@ssmu.ca we are always happy to help! (In the subject line, please specify that the email is for Samantha)

We look forward to having you at our in-person volunteer sites again!