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Due to the current COVID 19 pandemic, we have had to make the unfortunate decision to cancel many of our Community Programs in an effort to insure the safety of our clients, staff and volunteers.  

Currently, we are continuing to offer essential supports to seniors through Meals on Wheels, grocery shop pick up and delivery, and vital social connection programs such as telephone reassurance calls, and virtual social support for individuals and groups.

Due to the outpouring of support from our existing volunteers and our local communities we are currently meeting the needs of our clients and have additional volunteers trained and ready to go as we anticipate those needs will increase. 

We appreciate your willingness to contibute to our efforts and would encourage you to explore other avenues in the community such as www.neighbourhoodnetwork.org, www.sparkontario.com, or your local volunteer centre.

We will resume our regular programming and welcome back all of our vital volunteer support as soon as it is safe to do so.

From all of us at CHATS -- Take Care and Stay Safe


OPEN POSITIONS ( currently on hold due to Covid 19)

BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND COMMITTEE MEMBERS

  • 3-5 hours per month  
  • Interested persons to e-mail ssanchez-ferrer@chats.on.ca

THORNHHILL WELLNESS 

  • 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at Thornhill Seniors Centre
  • Drivers needed to transport seniors to and from the program
  • Kitchen help/ lunch prep required, 10 am to 1 pm
  • Mileage reimbursed at .45/km, lunch reimbursed up to $8.00

OFFICE VOLUNTEER--TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT-AURORA

  • Support CHATS transportation department by making phone calls to clients to confirm drives
  • Tuesdays, either morning or afternoon shift available
  • Approximatley 2 hours weekly, Head office location

MEALS ON WHEELS FOOD BANK DELIVERY--GEORGINA

  • Deliver food to local seniors who cannot access the food bank
  • First Friday of each month, 10:00 am
  • Approximatley 1 hour route
  • Mileage reimbursed at .45/km

MEALS ON WHEELS FOOD BANK DELIVERY--NEWMARKET

  • Deliver food to local seniors who cannot access the food bank
  • First Tuesday of each month, 9:30 am
  • Mileage reimbursed at .45/km

TELEPHONE REASSURANCE 

  • Provide phone calls for socialization and security to a lonely or isolated senior
  • 1-2 hours per week on set schedule     
  • Work from home, Thursday morning and Friday afternoon calls available

DUNLOP STREET -RICHMOND HILL LUNCH OUT

  • Takes place on the 3rd Wednesday of each month
  • 11:00 am -2:30 pm
  • Help needed unloading supplies from vehicle and preparing lunch

FRIENDLY VISITING--STOUFFVILLE,  NEWMARKET, SUTTON, THORNHILL, RICHMOND HILL

  • Provide in-home friendly visiting services to a lonely or isolated senior
  • 1-2 hours per week on set schedule     
  • Minimum 6 month commitment 

MEALS ON WHEELS--MAPLE DELIVERY

  • Wednesday morning route delivery
  •  Starts at 9:00 am for approximately 4 hours
  • Mileage reimbursed at .45/km 

MEALS ON WHEELS--WOODBRIDGE DELIVERY

  • Friday morning route delivery
  •  Starts at 9:00 am for approximately 3 hours
  • Mileage reimbursed at .45/km 

BRADFORD WELLNESS PROGRAM 

  • Driver seniors to Wellness program at Bradford Legion every Thursday

  •  9:45 am pickup and 12:30 pm drive home, mileage reimbursed at .45/km

  • Option to stay and help with facilitation of social recreational programs, serving and cleaning up lunch

HOLLAND LANDING WELLNESS PROGRAM 

  • Driver seniors to Wellness program at Golden Anchor Seniors Club every Tuesday

  •  9:45 am pickup and 12:30 pm drive home, mileage reimbursed at .45/km

  • Option to stay and help with facilitation of social recreational programs, serving and cleaning up lunch

 ADULT DAY PROGRAM -RICHMOND HILL

  • Volunteers required to assist with facilitation of social/recreational program for seniors
  • Support wellness activities, serving and cleaning up lunch
  •  Wednesday or Friday for 3-4 hours, am or pm

SOUTH ASIAN ADULT DAY PROGRAM -RICHMOND HILL

  • Volunteers required to assist with facilitation of social/recreational program for seniors
  • Support wellness activities, serving and cleaning up lunch
  • Wednesday for 3-4 hours, am or pm

VOLUNTEER TRANSPORTATION DRIVERS - YORK REGION AND SOUTH SIMCOE 

(URGENT NEED IN EAST YORK REGION, MARKHAM, NEW TECUMSETH, BEETON, TOTTENHAM, AND ALLISTON)

  • Support seniors to attend medical appointment and grocery shopping

  • Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm

  • Flexible schedule—work around your commitments

  • Volunteers use their own vehicle, generous mileage reimbursement

FRIULI TERRACE ADULT DAY PROGRAM – WOODBRIDGE

  • Volunteers assist with settling in,  small group activities, serving coffee, lunch and other recreational/social activities

  • Italian speaking volunteers an asset

  • Tuesday, and Friday opportunities

RUSSIAN SENIORS WELLNESS PROGRAM

  • Assist with activities, serving coffee, lunch and kitchen help

  • Thursdays 9:30-1:00pm 

  • Richmond Hill United Church

​RUSSIAN SENIORS WELLNESS PROGRAM--set up and take down

  • Strong volunteer needed to set up tables and chairs for seniors wellness program
  • Thursdays 8:30 am set up, -1:30 pm take down

  • Richmond Hill United Church

 

 

For more information, please contact Christine @ (905) 713 3494 or email to cmcgregor@chats.on.ca