The Salvation Army
Ottawa Grace Manor


Why should you become a volunteer?

Here are just a few reasons:

  • to gain work experience
  • to give back to the community
  • to make a difference in someone else’s life
  • for a course credit
  • to meet new people
  • to learn a new skill
  • to keep busy
  • to feel good about yourself

How can I help to volunteer?

  • help serve in the dining rooms
  • deliver mail to residents
  • visit with residents
  • help with recreation programs, baking, crafts, manicures, concerts, bingo, outings etc…
  • play a musical instrument for residents
  • bring your pet in to visit
  • help the Spiritual Care department with weekly hymn sings and the Sunday worship service

What are the requirements to volunteer?

  • two character references
  • a minimum commitment of 6 months and/or 60 hours of volunteer work
  • a Police Records Check for the Vulnerable Sector (approximately 6-8 weeks processing time)
  • tuberculosis screening
  • a flu shot recommended if volunteering during the flu season (November - April)
Why are these required?

These requirements are in place to ensure the health, safety, and security of our residents.

What do previous volunteers have to say?

“I get a high from the welcoming smile I receive from the residents when I arrive.”

“You get more than you give.”

“It doesn’t take much to brighten a day.”

“It’s the most rewarding thing I do all week.”

“There’s no place like the Grace!”

“I wanted to become a volunteer to do something selfless, but once I experienced the pure joy and satisfaction that can only come from giving your time freely, I realized I was doing something selfish. And I couldn’t be happier about it! I say do something selfish. Volunteer! ”