Volunteering At CHATS
Make a difference in the life of senior
Our more than 450 volunteers are the heart and soul of CHATS and make a positive difference in the health and wellness of more than 8,100 York Region and South Simcoe older adults and their caregivers each year.
Our volunteers play an integral role in the lives of our clients – delivering meals on wheels to older adults at their homes; engaging them in activities at CHATS programs; making friendly phone calls; driving them to medical appointments, errands and malls; providing essential administrative support in our office, and more.
Volunteering with CHATS gives you the opportunity to meet new people, learn new skills have fun – and it's flexible! You choose how you want to volunteer with older adults based on your interests, skills, schedule and availability. Be a volunteer out in the community, or in your own home – we will work together to find the volunteer role that's right for you.
CHATS is committed to providing programs and services that meet the cultural and linguistic needs of older adults. As such, we invite volunteers from diverse communities to join us.
If you would like to volunteer with older adults, view our Volunteer Opportunities, call the CHATS Volunteer Department at 905-713-3494 (toll-free at 1-877-755-3494).
Under the AODA—Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, CHATS is required to provide Customer Service Training to all volunteers.
This training will outline the accessibility standards and provide practical solutions for successfully interacting with people with different abilities.
The goal is to make Ontario accessible for people with disabilities by developing and enforcing accessibility standards. This training takes approximately 35 minutes.
To complete your training, please watch the following video.
Once you have watched the video, please provide confirmation of your training.
To learn more about CHATS' Accessibility policies, please view our Corporate Information page