Volunteer Posting 1289

PSW / Student - Seniors Home
Copernicus Lodge
Toronto Metro area
66 Roncesvalles Ave
2 to 4 hours per week
closes in 93 days (Thu, 31 Aug)

About us

Copernicus Lodge is a not-for-profit healthcare organization that has been providing care and services to seniors in Toronto’s west-end community for over 40 years.


Our team of frontline healthcare providers and staff provide direct compassionate care and services to seniors, including 228 residents in long-term care, 200 independent tenants (assisted living/supportive housing services) and up to 20 adult day program clients daily. In addition to our Government Funding, the Polish Canadian community in West Toronto is a great asset to our organization.


Our mission is to provide the highest quality of personalized care and service to meet each individual’s unique and changing needs. Everyone on our team is committed to providing comfort and care to help our residents live a happy and dignified life in a safe environment, while helping them maintain their independence and self-reliance, as well as their cultural and spiritual beliefs and practices.


Our volunteers make Copernicus Lodge A Place to Call Home. Volunteers devote their time and energy to help improve the quality of life of those who need it most. Our volunteers make Copernicus Lodge an even more caring and compassionate place to live. In fact, many of our services and activities would not be possible without the contributions of our volunteers. They are the heart of our home. For more information download our Student Volunteer Program Brochure or General Volunteer Program Brochure.


Types of opportunities:

  • Meal Assistance
  • Program Assistance
  • Administrative Support
  • Event Volunteers

Our environment includes:

  • Casual attire
  • International workforce
  • Relaxed atmosphere
  • Training/Certifications
  • Flexible hours
  • Safe space
  • Social / Creative Opportuniites
  • Reference Letters/Recognition

If interested in joining our wonderful dedicated group of volunteers, please submit an application!


Purpose of Volunteer:

To provide social contact, companionship and support to our residents. Provide Meal Assistance support. Porter Residents to programming. Support with activation therapy.


Time Commitment

Weekly, up to 2-4 hours.



  • Report to shift on time and ready
  • Follow instructions provided by staff
  • Be mindful of role limitations and safety
  • Visit residents you are matched to on a regular basis. If taking a resident off of the floor, check in with staff and must sign resident in and out
  • Share interest and hobbies with resident through discussion and activities (if appropriate)
  • Read aloud, write letters, play games, etc. depending on residents’ interests and abilities
  • Report any concerns or incidents to a clinical team member immediately
  • Act as an ambassador for Copernicus Lodge and the community that is served
  • Adhere to all Infection, Prevention and control and any other requirements as identified by members of staff (e.g. wearing appropriate PPE)
  • Understand and respect the Resident’s Bill of Rights
  • Bring forward any new ideas or suggestions

Organizational Relationships

Works in collegial cooperation with:

  • Volunteers, Volunteer Coordinator, Activation team, nursing team, residents, family members and/or caregivers


  • Demonstrated ability to be sociable, friendly and a good (verbal and nonverbal) communicator
  • Follow direction and receive feedback well
  • Positive attitude and good customer service skills
  • Ability to stay calm and seek assistance when required
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Being able to speak/write in Polish is an asset
  • Able to note and immediately report any resident distress
  • Applicants must be at least 18+ years old
  • Must be fully Covid-19 vaccinated (2 doses) or be able to submit a medical exemption.

Onboarding requirements:

  • Complete an application, attend an interview, provide references, and complete a Vulnerable Sector Check. Medical Clearances ( TB testing as per current Ministry directives)

Job Types: Part-time, Casual

Part-time hours: 4 per week



  • Casual dress
  • Company events
  • Flexible schedule
  • Store discount


Flexible Language Requirement:

  • French not required



  • Volunteer (preferred)



  • Polish (preferred)


Work Location: In person

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