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

Volunteering Opportunities resized

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.

Become a volunteer crop

CHINESE SCHOOL 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR

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: January 2020 – 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

Duties:

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

Requirements:

  • 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!

Program Support Assistant Volunteer

Job Title:

Program Support Assistant Volunteer

Reporting to:

Activation Supervisor

Position Summary

Program Support Assistant Volunteer provides support and assistance with the implementation of various activation programs within a group setting. The Program Support Assistant Volunteer is also responsible for taking an active role in the development and implementation of new programs, quality improvement initiatives, and working with staff to ensure the program guidelines are followed.

Responsibilities

  • Assist the Activation Department with activity preparations (E.g. activity seating arrangement, equipment set-up, etc.).
  • Assist seniors with program tasks to ensure the smooth operation of the activity program.
  • Assist with outdoor activities (E.g. outings).
  • Deliver newspapers to the senior residents on a daily basis.
  • Complete tasks as assigned and report to the immediate staff.
  • Assist with the escort and wheeling of seniors to and from the activity venue under staff supervision.

Requirements of Role and Screening:

  • 18 years of age or older.
  • An active interest in helping seniors in a compassionate, understanding and patient manner.
  • Demonstrated dependability, reliability, initiative and flexibility.
  • Ability to communicate and speak effectively in English, Cantonese or Mandarin.
  • Able to attend additional training.
  • Satisfactory Volunteer Application process includes Vulnerable Sector Screening and Volunteer Health Screening.

Commitment and Locations:

  • Monday to Sunday, 3 to 4-hour shifts or as assigned.
  • Minimum commitment of 6 months.
  • Locations available:
    • Mon Sheong Home for the Aged
    • Mon Sheong Scarborough Long-Term Care Centre
    • Mon Sheong Richmond Hill Long-Term Care Centre

Benefits:

  • Entitled to have one lunch/dinner box per 3 hours of continuous service.
  • Regular continuing education and volunteer support sessions available.
  • Reference letter upon completion of 100 volunteer hours.
  • Eligible for our volunteer recognition programs.

Resident Feeding Assistant Volunteer

Job Title:

Resident Feeding Assistant Volunteer

Reporting to:

Registered Nurse/Registered Practical Nurse on duty

Position Summary

Resident Feeding Assistant Volunteer assists with the feeding of residents to make sure residents eat and drink the necessary food and beverages that support their health and wellbeing which helps prevent and treat malnutrition.

Responsibilities

  • Assist with the feeding of residents at meal times and snack times in accordance to the designated feeding schedule.
  • Encourage residents to eat and foster communication.
  • Observe resident behaviour during meal times and draft simple documentation to be reported to the RN/RPN on duty.

Requirements of Role and Screening:

  • 18 years of age or older.
  • An active interest in helping seniors in a compassionate, understanding and patient manner.
  • Ability to communicate and speak effectively in English, Cantonese or Mandarin.
  • Completion of feeding training.
  • Able to attend additional training.
  • Satisfactory Volunteer Application process includes a Vulnerable Sector Screening and Volunteer Health Screening.

Commitment and Locations:

  • Monday to Sunday, 1-hour shifts or as assigned.
  • Minimum commitment of 6 months.
  • Locations available:
    • Mon Sheong Home for the Aged
    • Mon Sheong Scarborough Long-Term Care Centre
    • Mon Sheong Richmond Hill Long-Term Care Centre

Benefits:

  • Entitled to have one lunch/dinner box per 3 hours of continuous service.
  • Regular continuing education and volunteer support sessions available.
  • Reference letter upon completion of 100 volunteer hours.
  • Eligible for our volunteer recognition programs.

Clerical Support Volunteer

Job Title:

Clerical Support Volunteer

Reporting to:

Activation Supervisor and/or Administration Team Supervisor

Position Summary

Clerical Support Volunteer supports many of the administrative functions at Mon Sheong Long-Term Care Centres, including data entry, answering phones, event participation and various other clerical projects.

Responsibilities

  • Data entry and filing.
  • Assist with office administrative tasks.
  • Organize and count inventory.

Requirements of Role and Screening:

  • 18 years of age or older.
  • An active interest in helping seniors in a compassionate, understanding and patient manner.
  • Self-directed, willing to take initiative, and detail-oriented.
  • Respect and maintain confidentiality of clients.
  • Computer skills are desired, but not necessary.
  • Ability to communicate and speak effectively in English, Cantonese or Mandarin.
  • Able to attend additional training.
  • Satisfactory Volunteer Application process includes a Vulnerable Sector Screening and Volunteer Health Screening.

Commitment and Locations:

  • Monday to Friday, 3 or 4-hour shifts or as assigned.
  • Minimum commitment of 6 months.
  • Location available:
    • Mon Sheong Scarborough Long-Term Care Centre

Benefits:

  • Entitled to have one lunch/dinner box per 3 hours of continuous service.
  • Regular continuing education and volunteer support sessions available.
  • Reference letter upon completion of 100 volunteer hours.
  • Eligible for our volunteer recognition programs.

Reception Support Volunteer

Job Title:

Reception Support Volunteer

Reporting to:

Administration Team Supervisor

Position Summary

Reception Support Volunteer supports various administrative works and day-to-day duties for the organization and ensures cleanliness of office areas for staff, visitors and clients. The position is ideal for an individual with strong organizational, interpersonal and verbal communication skills.

Responsibilities

  • Day-to-day operations including answering telephone inquiries, checking voicemails, receiving mail, getting visitors and volunteers to sign in/out, providing general information, etc.
  • Greet guests and family members who visit long-term care centres and assist them with any inquiries that they may have.
  • Other administrative duties as assigned.

Requirements of Role and Screening:

  • 18 years of age or older.
  • An active interest in helping seniors in a compassionate, understanding and patient manner.
  • Experienced in Microsoft Office including MS Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Experienced with handling phone calls and email correspondence. Excellent customer service skills.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to communicate and speak effectively in English, Cantonese or Mandarin.
  • Able to attend additional training.
  • Satisfactory Volunteer Application process includes a Vulnerable Sector Screening and Volunteer Health Screening.

Commitment and Locations:

  • Monday to Sunday, 3 or 4-hour shifts or as assigned.
  • Minimum commitment of 6 months.
  • Location available:
    • Mon Sheong Scarborough Long-Term Care Centre.

Benefits:

  • Entitled to have one lunch/dinner box per 3 hours of continuous service.
  • Regular continuing education and volunteer support sessions available.
  • Reference letter upon completion of 100 volunteer hours.
  • Eligible for our volunteer recognition programs.

Radiothon 2020 - Call Centre Volunteers

On March 5, 2020, Mon Sheong Foundation will partner with A1 Chinese Radio. The event will be onsite and broadcasting live from Richmond Hill Long-Term Care Centre between 7am to 7pm – for 12 hours long.  It will be an exciting day, as volunteers will answer donation calls, numerous groups, businesses and individuals will stop by to give generously and see the actions in person.

We are seeking for 30 Call Centre Volunteers (15 volunteers per shift).

Volunteer Position: Call Centre Volunteers

Duties: Volunteers will be responsible to answer incoming phone calls, documenting donations and collecting pledges.

Date and Time:
Thursday, March 05, 2020
AM Shift: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
PM Shift: 1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Location: Mon Sheong Richmond Hill Long-Term Care Centre (11199 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill, Ontario L4S 1L2)

Requirements:

  • Fluency in English and Cantonese is required; knowledge of Mandarin is an asset
  • Good communication and listening skill
  • Excellent customer service skills. Experienced with handling phone calls.
  • Mature and able to handle emergency independently

Benefit:

  • Lunch or dinner will be provided

How to apply:

If you are interested in volunteering for Mon Sheong Foundation Radiothon, please email willatam@monsheong.org with the following information by Thursday February 13th, 2020:

  • Full Name
  • Contact phone number
  • E-mail address
  • Position(s) you are interested in volunteering for
  • Date and time available

Please quote ‘Event Volunteer – Radiothon’ in the subject line when applying. For more information, please call us at 905-883-9288 ext. 3022.

Radiothon 2020 - Fundraising Booth Coordinators

On March 5, 2020, Mon Sheong Foundation will partner with A1 Chinese Radio. The event will be onsite and broadcasting live from Richmond Hill Long-Term Care Centre between 7am to 7pm – for 12 hours long.  It will be an exciting day, as volunteers will answer donation calls, numerous groups, businesses and individuals will stop by to give generously and see the actions in person.

We are seeking for 12 Fundraising Booth Coordinators (2 volunteers per shift per location).

Volunteer Position: Fundraising Booth Coordinators

Duties: Volunteers will be responsible for inviting donations, collecting and record pledges during Radiothon.

Dates and Times:

Thursday, March 05, 2020
AM Shift: 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
PM Shift: 1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Locations:

  1. Mon Sheong Scarborough Long-Term Care Centre (2030 McNicoll Avenue, Scarborough, Ontario M1V 5P4)
  2. Mon Sheong Richmond Hill Long-Term Care Centre (11199 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill, Ontario L4S 1L2)
  3. Mon Sheong Home for the Aged (36 D’Arcy Street, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1J7)

Requirements:

  • Fluency in English and Cantonese is required
  • Good communication and listening skills
  • Outgoing and able to approach visitors to seek donations

Benefit:

  • Lunch or dinner will be provided

How to apply:

If you are interested in volunteering for Mon Sheong Foundation Radiothon, please email willatam@monsheong.org with the following information by Thursday February 13th, 2020:

  • Full Name
  • Contact phone number
  • E-mail address
  • Position(s) you are interested in volunteering for
  • Date and time available
  • Location

Please quote ‘Event Volunteer – Radiothon’ in the subject line when applying. For more information, please call us at 905-883-9288 ext. 3022.