Volunteers are important pillars of Mon Sheong and we need your support every step of the way. From serving at our senior care facilities and Chinese school to helping out at our various fundraising activities, our volunteers are essential to all areas of our work. New volunteers are always welcome and we would love to have you join us as part of the Mon Sheong family. If you would like to help out with any of our initiatives, we invite you to share your skills and experience with us. We would be more than happy to provide you with the necessary training to set you up for success.

Volunteer in Mon Sheong booth

We are very grateful to have a strong and dedicated group of volunteers behind our cause, helping us to care for our seniors, ensuring our work goes smoothly, and enabling us to raise the funds we need for our initiatives. Our efforts would not be the same without their commitment and enthusiasm.

Volunteers provide unique value to complement our staff. Particularly for our seniors, it makes a big difference knowing that someone willingly comes in to spend time with them and enrich their lives. Brightening up the days of the elderly can be very a fulfilling experience; now that they are older, it is our turn to give back and serve them as they once served us.

You can also join us as a way to meet new people and represent the Chinese Canadian community. We make sure to recognize our volunteers who make a meaningful impact, regularly submitting nominations for the Ontario Volunteer Service Awards, and showing them our appreciation through a wide range of activities.

Volunteer playing chess with a senior resident

At Mon Sheong, we have three primary areas where you can make a difference:

Resident Care: Put a smile on our seniors’ faces by interacting directly with them at our long-term care homes, adult day program, private care service, or Mon Sheong Court senior apartments; apply below to be a Resident Care volunteer

Events: Be a part of our signature events, ensure our activities go smoothly, perform at one of our senior care facilities, and more

Chinese School: Help our teachers organize the classroom at our regular campuses or annual summer camp

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The first step to joining us as a Resident Care volunteer is by filling out an application either in person or online. You will then be contacted to set up an interview. Upon a successful interview, you will attend a general orientation session as well as any required in-house orientations to receive the specialized training you need according to your assigned function.

Before being placed, our Resident Care and Chinese School volunteers must pass a police background check and medical check to ensure the safety of our seniors and students. Resident Care volunteers must be 18 years old or older to serve at one of our facilities.

Please apply as a volunteer below, or email michellekwan@monsheong.org for more details.

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Annual Community Christmas Party

The 48th Annual Community Christmas Party will take place on Sunday December 1, 2019. Every year, 250 seniors in Toronto’s Chinatown community gather at the Mon Sheong Home for the Aged to share the joy of the festive season. Guests will be served a turkey lunch, enjoy performances and lucky draws, and bring home fabulous gifts.

We are looking for 35 volunteers who will be responsible to set up the dining area, usher guests in, provide table service to 250 seniors, cleanup, and other duties as assigned.

Date: Sunday December 1, 2019

Location: Mon Sheong Home for the Aged (36 D’Arcy Street, Toronto, ON M5T 1J7)

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


  • Assist program
  • Venue set up & clean up
  • Escort participants
  • Provide table service


  • Fluency in Cantonese or Mandarin preferred
  • Good communication skills
  • Stand and walk for the duration of your shift

There will be light refreshment in the morning. Lunch will be provided to volunteers after the program (around 3:00 pm). Please dress comfortable and bring warm clothing if you were assigned outside duties.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in being our Community Christmas Party Volunteers, please fill out your information below and reply to vsygsummer@monsheong.org by Monday November 18th, 2019.



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Please quote ‘Event – Community Christmas Party Volunteer’ in the subject line when applying. (Note: Your email must include a subject line to avoid your email going to our junk mail folder.)

For more information, please contact Thomson But, Program Assistant, at vsygsummer@monsheong.org or Willa Tam, Volunteer Coordinator, at willatam@monsheong.org or 905-883-9288 ext. 3022.

The Mon Sheong Foundation Chinese School is currently looking for volunteers to assist in Chinese School programs for the 2019-2020 School Year.

Volunteer Position: Teaching Assistant

Duration: September 2019 – June 2020

Dates and Times:

  • Markham Campus: 8:50am -11:00am and/or 11:10am – 1:20pm (Saturdays)
  • Richmond Hill Campus: 8:50am -11:00am and/or 11:10am – 1:20pm (Saturdays)
  • North York Campus: 6:20pm – 8:30pm (Fridays)

Campus Locations:

  • Markham Campus: P. E. Trudeau High School, 90 Bur Oak Avenue, Markham
  • Richmond Hill Campus: H.G. Bernard Public School, 245 Bernard Avenue, Richmond Hill
  • North York Campus: Earl Haig Secondary School, 100 Princess Avenue, North York

Number of Hours: 3 Hrs/Week


  • Assist teachers in classroom activities
  • Assist with school activities
  • Enforce school policies
  • Regular commitment required


  • Open to students Grade 9 and up and adults
  • Able to speak Cantonese or Mandarin
  • Have enthusiasm in working with children

Typical Volunteer Procedure:

  • Filling out an application form
  • Interviewing with our volunteer coordinator

Limited volunteer positions are available, so please email michellekwan@monsheong.org at your earliest convenience as we would love to provide you with more details and have you on-board!