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Simcoe County > Departments > Long Term Care and Seniors Services > Volunteer Program

Volunteer Programs

​​ Volunteering.
​​Volunteering

"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give."   ~ Winston Churchill

Volunteers are important contributors to the care and socialization of the residents and play an intricate role in maintaining a comfortable environment. Volunteers should be caring individuals with an interest in making a difference in someone's life. 

The many benefits of volunteering include:

  • meet new people and make new friends
  • create a meaningful opportunity
  • to enrich another’s life
  • enjoy new challenges and gain new skills
  • experience a strong sense of joy and fulfillment​

This is how to join our team

Application Form - click on a link below to open either the Online Application Form and click on Submit, or the Application Form in Word and forward your printed form to the corresponding address.

Georgian Village and Manor Volunteer Page 

Georgian Manor Volunt​eer Application - Online Form

Georgian Village Volunteer Applicat​ion - Online Form

Georgian Manor, 101 Thompsons Rd., Penetanguishene

Simcoe Village and Manor Volunteer Page

Simcoe Manor Volunteer Application - Online Form

Simcoe Village Volunteer Application - Online Form

Simcoe Village, 5988 Main Street East, P.O. Box 100, Beeton

Sunset Village and Manor Volunteer Page

Sunset Manor Volunteer Application - On​line Form​

Sunset Manor, 49 Raglan Street, Collingwood

Trillium Manor Volunteer Page

Trillium Manor Volunteer Application - Online Form

Trillium Manor, 12 Grace Avenue, Orillia

A​​dult Day Program Information Page

Elmvale Adult Day Program​ Application - Online Form

Penetan​guishene Adult Day Program Volu​nteer Application - Online Form​

​​Elmvale Location:   23 Young Street
Penetanguishene Location:   Georgian Village, 101 Thompsons Road

​Volunteer Pages

Volunteers are asked to wear the Simcoe Strong Buttons while volunteering at our Homes to distinguish themselves as Simcoe Strong Volunteers. 

​​VicNet Online Volunteer Portal

Volunteers may sign in to the online Volunteer Portal by clicking on the link below.  You will be asked for your email address and your password.  

Log in here:   https://www.volgistics.com/vicnet/229131/login​​

Are you a new Volunteer Please use the personal email you provided during the application process, and use the temporary password that was given to you. You will be prompted to make a new password.  Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator if you require us to reset your link through email. 

​​Volunteers needed

‘‘The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.” 
~ Oscar Wilde

Morning, Afternoon, Evening and Weekend Programs, Summer Programs and Special Holidays.  Our Home hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. 7 days per week.

Dress Code for Volunteers - pants, golf shirts, running shoes,  with ankle socks, closed shoes

What can I do as a volunteer or student volunteer​? 

Click on this link for your Opportunity Directory.   Scroll down on the left of the directory page for your desired Home/area.

  • Explore career options by working in a different setting, with various professionals
  • Strengthen your resume, by adding new skills and experiences
  • Develop leadership skills by working on special projects
  • Meet new people and make new friends
  • Enjoy new challenges, and have fun!

​Volunteers help in so many ways

  • 1:1 Assistance during programs
  • assisting at meal times
  • bringing generations together
  • friendly visiting​
  • developing presentations
  • escorting residents to programs
  • fundraising
  • running the computer lab
  • administrative duties: filing, organizing, decorating, mail delivery
  • sharing knowledge about interests and current events​
  • pet care
  • Simcoe Cycling without Age
  • manicure and spa treatments
  • library services
  • special events

We accept and encourage all students to join us for their community or placement hours.

Reference for a Volunteer

Click on this link to open a fillable form.  If you have any questions, please contact:

  • Simcoe Strong - all sites, Rachel Jennings, ​ Volunteer Coordinator Rachel.Jennings@simcoe.ca  705-705-790-3915 
  • Georgian Manor, Penetanguishene - Christina Thorpe, Program and Support Services Supervisor, Christina.Thorpe@simcoe.ca  705-549-3166 ext. 3080
  • Simcoe Manor, Beeton - Rosa Athanassoulis, Program and Support Services Supervisor, Rosa.Athanassoulis@simcoe.ca  905-729-2267 ext. 5080
  • Sunset Manor, Collingwood - Kaitlyn Donaldson, Program and Support Services Supervisor, Kaitlyn.Donaldson@simcoe.ca​ 705-445-4499 ext. 6080
  • Trillium Manor, Orillia - Crystal Rosewell, Program and Support Services Supervisor, Crystal.Rosewell@simcoe.ca  705-325-1504 ext. 4080

Adult Day Programs:

  • Georgian Village, Simcoe Village, Sunset Suites and Adult Day Programs - Tracy Hill, Program and Support  Services, Seniors Services Supervisor, Tracy.Hill@simcoe.ca
    705-549-3166 ext. 3127  
  • Georgian Village and Sunset Suites - Senior Services - Peter Verduin, Seniors Services Supervisor, Peter.Verdiun@simcoe.ca​  905-729-2267 ext. 5131