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Volunteer With Us!

Thanks for your interest in donating your time and talents to support Five Counties. Volunteers play an important role, as they support the valuable work our staff provides to kids and families in our communities. There are two areas to volunteer at Five Counties Children’s Centre:

  • Clinical Services
  • Fundraising

All Volunteer Roles Require:

  • Vulnerable Sector Check (for volunteers working with kids) or Criminal Record Check, dated within previous 12 months
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination (3 doses)

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Clinical Services

Below are the volunteer opportunities available from time-to-time within our clinical services. To apply for any of the clinical volunteer positions, please email volunteers@fivecounties.on.ca. When applying by email, be sure to specify which position for which you want to volunteer.

  • Physiotherapy/Occupational Therapy Volunteer (Location: Peterborough)
    • Open to individuals planning to enroll in a post-secondary rehabilitation program (Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Occupational/Physiotherapy Assistant)
    • Opportunity to interact with kids on a limited basis
    • Time Commitment: 2-3 hours per day on any 1 day per week
    • Activities: 
      • Assists with preparation of therapy materials such as social stories
      • Organizing/cleaning toy storage areas
    • Skills/Experience Required:
      • Positive and mature attitude
      • Ability to use computer and small equipment such as scissors, laminator
  • Reception Volunteer (Location: Peterborough)
    • Opportunity to interact with kids and families in a reception/welcoming capacity
    • Open to all volunteers
    • Time Commitment: 1-4 pm X 1 day weekly
    • Activities: 
      • Welcoming and checking in clients to the Centre
      • Filing, mailing, scanning, laminating, organizing of materials for Centre use
    • Skills/Experience Required:
      • Positive and mature attitude
      • Able to use computer and small equipment such as scissors, laminator, etc.

Jackie is a Five Counties Volunteer

Meet Jackie

Jackie is a donor, a fundraiser, a volunteer, and an incredible asset in our community.

Thank you Jackie for all you do for our kids!

 

Fundraising

Thanks for your interest in donating your time and talents. The Fund Development Team raises awareness about Five Counties and secures the necessary funding to provide critical services for our kids and their families.

Have a few hours? Or looking for a more ongoing time commitment? We can provide short and long-term volunteer roles. As our volunteer opportunities change on a regular basis, please call 1-888-779-9916 or (705) 748-2337, ext. 380, or email development@fivecounties.on.ca to learn more about our current openings.

Ways To Help

  • Fund Development Committee
    • We’re always looking for new community members to join us. This volunteer group helps brainstorm new ideas, shares their opinions, champions Five Counties and lends a diverse voice to the Fund Development Team. 
  • Event Volunteer
    • Your assistance helps ensure our events are successful! Whether it’s annual planning a few times a year, joining a specific committee over a few months, or helping at a one-time event for a few hours, you can get involved in the way that works best for you and helps kids in our community.
  • Administrative Volunteer
    • If you have an interest and/or experience in strategic planning, marketing & communications, recognition or grant writing, your talents can help us grow both awareness and funds to get more kids into treatment. Have another idea where you could help? Let us know!