Volunteer Positions

If you are interested in serving as a volunteer, please contact Rhonda Lustic, Programs and Volunteer Manager, at 705-743-4265 extension 248 or rlustic@fairhavenltc.com

Fairhaven is Currently Seeking Volunteers for the Following Specific Positions:

Fairhaven is a long-term care home jointly owned by the City and County of Peterborough. Fairhaven is home to 256 residents, many of whom love being social and visiting.  We are currently looking for volunteers who are interested in working one-on-one with residents. Volunteer positions would include visiting, assisting with recreational activities, playing cards, listening to music, using the computer, going for coffee, accompanying residents for walks, or  going on community outings.  Volunteers must commit to a regular visiting schedule, days and hours are negotiable and flexible.

This opportunity will allow volunteers to work with people of all ages, enhance their leadership skills, gain valuable employment experience and complete any community involvement hours needed to meet course requirements and learning goals.

Volunteers must be able to work independently, be reliable and trust worthy, respect privacy and confidentiality, and follow all Fairhaven policies and procedures.

Volunteers will be required to provide a current criminal vulnerable sector record check.

For more information, please contact:

Rhonda Lustic, Programs and Volunteer Manager

Email: rlustic@fairhavenltc.com

Phone: 705-743-0881 extension 248,

General Volunteer Positions

Fairhaven has a wide range of exciting and challenging volunteer positions available, depending on your skills and interests.


Volunteers serve tea and coffee, and sell sundry items to residents, visitors, staff.

Clerical Volunteer

Assist staff with clerical/computer duties such as filing, photocopying, data entry.

Dining Room Assistant

Assist residents at mealtime by portering them to and from the dining room, helping them prepare for their meal, cutting up food, buttering bread, and serving tea and coffee.


Provide a program of music through singing or playing a musical instrument such as piano, organ or guitar.


Visit a resident one on one to provide social interaction, conversation and extra individual attention.

Gardener (Indoors)

Care for houseplants used to enhance the interior of the Home, by watering, transplanting, etc.

Gardener (Outdoors)

Provide outdoor watering and weeding services to all bedding areas and selected lawns.

Hairdresser Assistant

Porter residents to and from the salon and visit with residents while they are waiting.

Hymn Sing Volunteer

Play/lead familiar hymns to residents who would enjoy listening and/or singing along.

Meal Assistant

Assist feeding residents at meal times. There is training and orientation provided and  nursing supervision at all times.

Physiotherapy Assistant

Prepare equipment for exercise groups,  hot packs and ice packs, and assist the physiotherapist with resident mobility exercises.


Play familiar hymns on the organ during the hymn sing or worship service. Ability to feel comfortable with residents who have physical and/or cognitive special needs.

Pianist – Special Care

Play well-known songs for residents that encouraging them to sing, dance, and reminisce. Ability to feel comfortable with residents who have physical and/or cognitive special needs.

Resident Programs Assistant

Assist the recreation staff with weekly resident activities such as bingo, bowling, mini golf, baking, spa and knitting.

Resident Computer Volunteer

Assist residents with accessing computer programs, the internet, and email.

Social Pub Assistant

Porter residents to and from the pub, socialize with residents, assist with pub set up and clean up.

Special Event Volunteer

Assist recreation staff with parties and entertainment, within the Home, by portering residents, serve refreshments, setting up and cleaning up. Assisting in special outings such as shopping or day trips.

Sunday Worship Leader

Provide an opportunity for residents to attend an interdenominational worship service and listen to, or sing along with, old familiar hymns.

Therapy Dog Volunteer

Provide an opportunity for residents to visit with well-behaved dogs. Dog and owner must be registered with East Central Therapy Dog Program.

Worship Centre Assistant

Assist residents to and from worship services. Assist residents during service by turning he page to the next hymn, help follow along with the and provide company.