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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.

Our volunteers contribute in a variety of ways, including running and assisting in programs, delivering meals,  assisting in fundraising, and special event activities.

Be a Bright Light in the Community.

Volunteer with Lumacare

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

  1. Make a meaningful contribution to the diverse community we serve
  2. Gain meaningful experience working directly with our staff and client compliment
  3. Ability to build new skills and connect with a unique community
  4. Leverage the unique skills and gifts you are most interested in contributing
  5. Feel valued and appreciated every day

Leveraging the unique skills and gifts you bring and would like to contribute, you will be provided with the necessary tools to be effective.

Our promise, is that each and every volunteer at Lumacare is valued and appreciated every day.

Volunteer Requirements

  • A Vulnerable Sector Police Check (Call to obtain form)
  • Drivers Liscence, Insurance, and Drivers Abstract (Only applicable to Meals on Wheels Drivers)
  • 2 references

Volunteer Opportunities

Pick-up prepared, frozen meals at the Lumacare office and deliver to clients within a specific area in North York.
Pick-up meals at the Lumacare office at a predetermined scheduled time with the Meals on Wheels Assistant and accompany a volunteer driver to deliver meals to clients within a specific area in North York.
Help with various operational program activities, including interacting with clients through conversation and activities.  Assist program staff with meal duties including set up of tables, chairs, table settings, kitchen duties, serving and cleaning.  You will not be toileting or feeding any clients.
Assist with lunch preparation duties, setting up tables, plating and serving food, clearing tables, and general clean-up after meals.
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, using stamp machine etc.
Lumacare is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, composed of leading community members.  The Board of Directors governs all decision-making at Lumacare by providing vision, strategic leadership, advocacy, accountability and stewardship. Board recruitment is an on-going process with new terms beginning annually in the fall.   To learn more about how to volunteer on our annually elected Board of Members, please click here
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!
Working directly with the Resource Development and Communications team, this role works to promote giving, develop special and third party events, create innovative fundraising initiatives to keep up with latest trends and best practices in the industry, and cultivate relationships with current and potential donors.

Key Partner Agencies

Corporate Volunteer Groups

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.

Thank you so very much for giving me one of the most memorable experiences of my life. I’ve been so inspired by many of your clients for the short period of time that I was there.  Thank you for humbling me and inspiring me to make a meaningful difference in the lives of the various elders at this organization!

Contact Information

For more information about volunteering at Lumacare, please contact Gabriella PincheraVolunteer & Outreach Coordinator at 416.398.0258 x249