Be a bright light in the community

Lumacare recognizes that our success would not be possible without the dedicated team of volunteers who share their talent and time in support of our mission.

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Volunteer with Lumacare

As a volunteer, you can expect a rewarding and meaningful experience that enables you to:

  • Make a contribution to the diverse community we serve
  • Gain meaningful experience working directly with our staff and client population
  • Build and develop your skill set
  • Feel valued and appreciated every day

Our promise is that every volunteer at Lumacare is valued and appreciated for their contributions.

Volunteer Requirements

Police check

A Vulnerable Sector Police Check (call to obtain form)


Driver’s Licence, Insurance, and Driver’s Abstract (only applicable to Meals on Wheels Drivers)


2 references

Volunteer Opportunities

Please see the current list of available volunteer roles. There may be additional opportunities if you have a particular skill set you’d like to contribute. Please reach out to us to learn more and find the best fit for you!
Meals on Wheels Driver

Become a Lumacare Meals on Wheels Driver, and spend the day personally delivering healthy and nutritious meals to older adults in your community. You will likely be accompanied by another volunteer who will run the meals to the client’s door.

Inquire today
about the Meals on Wheels Driver opportunity
Meals on Wheels Runner

Our Meals on Wheels deliveries often need two people to deliver to homes across our community. If you prefer to be a runner and take the meals to the front door to give our clients, this may be the perfect volunteer role for you.

Inquire today
about the Meals on Wheels Runner opportunity
Day Program Assistant

Help with various operational program activities, including interacting with older adults through conversation and daily activities. Assist program staff with meal preparation, including set-up, serving, and cleaning. You will not be responsible for toileting or feeding any clients.

Inquire today
about the Day Program Assistant opportunity
Kitchen Assistant
Assist with lunch preparation duties, setting up tables, plating and serving food, clearing tables, and general clean-up after meals.

Inquire today
about the Kitchen Assistant opportunity
Office Assistant
Work with various departments and assist with a variety of tasks as required. Tasks include: filing, faxing, photocopying, folding and stuffing envelopes, data entry, scanning, making phone calls, and using the stamp machine.

Inquire today
about the Office Assistant opportunity
Board Member

Lumacare is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, composed of leading community members. The Board governs all decision-making at Lumacare by providing vision, strategic leadership, advocacy, accountability and stewardship. Board recruitment is an ongoing process with new terms beginning annually in the fall.

To learn more about how to volunteer on our annually elected Board of Directors, visit our Join Our Board page.

Inquire today
about the Board Member opportunity
Special Events

Do you have a passion for planning events and engaging with different communities? This may be the perfect volunteer role for you. Working with the Lumacare Resource Development & Communications team, you will help plan and execute our special events, including: logistics, decor, entertainment, marketing and communications, and much more!

Inquire today
about the Special Events opportunity

Working directly with the Resource Development & Communications team, this role promotes giving, develops special and third-party events, creates innovative fundraising initiatives to keep up with the latest trends and best practices in the industry, and cultivates relationships with current and potential donors.

Inquire today
about the Fundraising opportunity

Key Partner Agencies

Corporate Volunteer Groups


Below is more information about becoming a volunteer with Lumacare.


“Lumacare is a great place to volunteer. The staff are very friendly and make everyone feel at home. It is a great privilege to participate in this program, which provides the necessities of life for so many. I have also learned so much about interacting with other volunteers who have different life experiences.”

Joanna Smith - Volunteer
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