Volunteer Programs

If you would like to serve as a volunteer, please contact Emily Collins, Volunteer Resources Coordinator, at 705-743-4265 extension 290 or emily.collins@fairhavenltc.com.

Direct Service Volunteers

Direct service volunteers are assigned to a variety of services/programs throughout Fairhaven, including:

  • physiotherapy
  • meal-time assistance
  • recreation activities
  • resident computer support
  • visiting
  • bible study
  • hymn sing
  • special events
  • the Fairhaven CafĂ©
  • hairdressing salon
  • East Central Therapy Dogs

Grandpal Program

Students from Adam Scott C.V.I. are matched one-to-one with residents from Fairhaven each October in this intergenerational program.  Each pair of Grandpals plans weekly visits to suit their individual interests and routines. Lasting friendships, intergenerational learning, and understanding are common outcomes of this program.

Fairhaven Foundation

Fairhaven Foundation is a charitable foundation dedicated to acquiring and managing donations for the purpose of advancing the mission of Fairhaven and its role in the community. Volunteers play a vital role in this mission. For more information, please see the Fairhaven Foundation section.

Teen Summer Volunteer Program

Teens from the Peterborough community are invited to apply for positions as Fairhaven Teen Volunteers each summer.

A Summer Teen Volunteer Coordinator visits local schools to recruit volunteers and provides orientation and supervision daily during the program.  Teens have the opportunity to:

  • make new friends both young and old
  • learn new skills,
  • complete their volunteer service hours
  • provide a valuable service to their community.

Visit the Teen Volunteers section to learn more about this program and to download the required registration package.