Why Volunteer at Broadmead Care?
Volunteers play a vital role in helping us build communities where people of all ages and abilities can experience wellbeing and happiness. Our goal is to create a homelike environment for people and their families, with experiences and activities that honour their life history, support their strengths and abilities, and maintain their dignity. Our staff and volunteers share a common purpose – to help residents and clients experience a sense of belonging, respect, and acceptance, and to help provide opportunities for all to live life as fully as possible.
Because when it comes right down to it, we believe that love, life, and living matter.
Are you a student looking for valuable work experience, or a new retiree with extra time to share? We’d love to have you join our volunteer team!
We are grateful for 200 volunteers who collectively share more than 1,000 hours of their time each month. Volunteers participate in group activities, visit one-on-one, assist with meal service, lend a hand on community outings, or support staff with fundraising and special events. Our aim is to match you with a role that aligns with your interests and meets the needs of our residents and clients.
We are also pleased to work with schools, community groups, and one-time, employer-supported volunteerism projects.
Volunteers contribute to our:
- Pet Therapy Program
- Church Services
- Garden Club
- Bridge Club
- Music & Memory Program
- Cycling Without Age Program
Other roles include:
- Lodge Assistant
- Adult Day Program Assistant
- Event & Fundraising Support
- Community Outings Companion
- Happy Hour and Refreshment Server
- Evening Nourishment Server
- Games & Activities Assistant
- Volunteer Musician/Entertainer
- Creative Arts Assistant
- Therapy Services Walking Program Assistant
- Gift Shop Customer Service
We’re always looking for new ways to connect with the community. Contact us if you have an idea you’d like to explore!
- Age 14 years and up. Children younger than 14 are welcome when accompanied by an adult who is a registered volunteer.
- Available for approximately 1 – 4 hours per week for a minimum of 3 months.
- An application, two references, and a criminal record check.
- Successful applicants will attend General Volunteer Orientation (2.5 hours).
How to Apply
It’s easy! Simply complete our online application form that tells us about your interests, education, volunteer and/or work experience, skills, and your availability. Once your application is received by Volunteer Services, we will contact you with the next steps. You will come for an interview to discuss current opportunities, tour one of our sites, and complete a criminal record check. Following this, you will attend a General Volunteer Orientation (2.5 hours) to prepare you for your role. Additional training and ongoing support are provided for all volunteers.
Contact Volunteer Services
4579 Chatterton Way, Victoria BC, V8X 4Y7
What Folks are Saying
“It is not how much you do, but how much love you put in the doing. We saw this in action … and we are all thankful that [Mom’s] final years were pleasant ones with you.”
On behalf of my father, I want to extend my heart-felt thanks to each and every one of you for your kindness, caring and professionalism over the course of my father’s move into [Beckley Farm Lodge]. From the very first day, my mother and I were so touched at the genuine compassion you all showed and impressed with your competence. We were so worried about this transition, and thanks in large part to each of you it went better than I could have possibly hoped.
“Being a volunteer at Veterans Memorial Lodge has been the most rewarding and satisfying venture I have ever undertaken. It taught me a lot about myself and I am very grateful to you for allowing me to be part of this great establishment.”
“I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to everyone at the Veterans Health Centre for the excellent care that you gave [my husband] and for the support you gave to me. It was a great asset for him to attend the weekly day program and respite.”
“Staff ensure the Adult Day Program participants are safe and engaged. I feel good because quality of life is so important, and the Adult Day Program helps us make the most out of what is possible for my mom.”