WHAT WE DO

No Barriers… ‘Just Life’

I WANT TO LIVE MY ULTIMATE LIFE

Image of a young man with Down syndrome wearing a construction hat, standing among his coworkers on the job site.

WHO WE ARE

No Barriers… ‘Just Life’

I WANT TO LIVE MY ULTIMATE LIFE

Image of a of a self-assured young man with Down syndrome.

GET INVOLVED

Volunteer button

Volunteer

Donate button

Donate

Careers button

Careers

No Barriers… ‘Just Life’

I WANT TO LIVE MY ULTIMATE LIFE

Image of a confident young woman with Down syndrome, proudly holding a yoga mat with a towel draped around her neck.

RESOURCES

No Barriers… ‘Just Life’

I WANT TO LIVE MY ULTIMATE LIFE

Image of a confident young woman with Down syndrome, proudly holding a yoga mat with a towel draped around her neck.

Home / Get Involved / Volunteer

VOLUNTEER WITH US AND TRANSFORM LIVES!

Volunteering for Community Living Dryden-Sioux Lookout is an amazing way to help others in our community. When you volunteer, you can make a big difference in the lives of people with disabilities. You can help them feel included and supported. By giving your time and support, you can break down barriers and make everyone feel like they belong. Volunteering is not only about helping others, but it’s also an opportunity for you to learn new things, gain experience, and make new friends.

Join us as a volunteer and be part of a team that promotes kindness, acceptance, and empowerment. Together, we can create a brighter future for everyone in our community.

Image of a female caregiver and a disabled teen girl sharing laughter while viewing something amusing on a computer screen.

SUPPORTIVE

We work together as a team to help the people we serve and support each other. When we join forces, we can make a positive difference that matters.

Image of a female caregiver and a disabled young boy browsing through old pictures in a photo album.

REWARDING

When you dedicate your time and effort to helping others, you have the power to make a significant difference in someone’s life. Your work will bring about positive changes, such as providing support, encouragement, and kindness to those in need.

Image of a disabled young man kindly serving breakfast to an elderly woman.

COMMUNITY APPROACH

You’ll be surrounded by like-minded individuals who are passionate about making a difference and creating a positive impact. It’s a place where you’ll feel supported, connected, and valued. Together, we form a tight-knit community that works collaboratively and supports each other in our mission.

BECOME A VOLUNTEER

Before accepting volunteers, Community Living Dryden-Sioux Lookout carefully screens them to ensure a good fit. Once approved, volunteers receive a comprehensive orientation and ongoing guidance and support. Additionally, any expenses related to volunteer roles will be reimbursed.

VOLUNTEER POSITIONS

Volunteers are very important and valued in the Developmental Services sector.
If you are interested in volunteering and making a difference in people’s lives please contact:
Community Living Dryden-Sioux Lookout
1-807-701-5370

Partners, Mentors, Companions, Teachers and Coaches

Partners, Mentors, Companions,
Teachers and Coaches

You have various opportunities to contribute your time, energy, and talents. We are seeking volunteers to engage in recreational activities, provide mentorship, offer companionship, teach, and coach. Volunteer roles are available to support individuals of all ages and abilities, in diverse settings.

Family Home Providers

Family Home Providers

Family Home Providers are volunteers who open their homes and lives to individuals with intellectual disabilities. They choose to share their homes and provide a caring environment. Family Home Providers receive reimbursement for the expenses related to having someone live with them.

How does it work?

Before becoming Family Home Providers, volunteers go through a screening process. Once approved, the next step is to find a good match between the provider and the individual with an intellectual disability.

The matching process involves getting to know each other through information exchange and introductions. Visits gradually increase in duration and frequency, allowing everyone to spend time together and see if it’s a good fit.

Each Family Home arrangement is unique, with flexible resources and ongoing support available to help both the provider and the individual thrive in their shared living situation.

Respite Providers

Respite Providers

Respite Providers are volunteers who spend time with individuals, either by visiting them or inviting them into their homes. By doing this, you give families or caregivers a break from their regular responsibilities, a chance to recharge, and the opportunity to pursue their own interests. At the same time, you help the individuals you connect with learn and grow through new experiences.

Screening, Matching, and Ensuring Success

To become a Respite Provider, you go through a screening process to make sure it’s a good fit. Once approved, the next step is finding a suitable match.

Matching involves sharing information and getting to know each other through introductions. Visits gradually become longer and more frequent, giving everyone enough time to see if it works well for everyone involved.

Every arrangement is unique, with flexible resources and ongoing support available to make sure it’s successful and fulfilling for both the Respite Provider and the individual they spend time with.

Skip to content