Come volunteer with us!
Birch Bay Retirement Village is always looking for mature individuals who are dependable, passionate and committed to supporting our mission to maintain a creative and exciting continuing care community that enriches the freedom of retirement while easing the challenges of aging. Our volunteers help in various settings throughout the Birch Bay Retirement Village community and come from all age groups and backgrounds. We invite you to our explore our volunteer opportunities to find a match for your time and talents.
What Our Volunteers Are Saying
“I had an amazing experience volunteering here I felt supported and valued. ” -Volunteer
“I had such an incredible experience at Birch Bay. Doing activities with residents was so fulfilling and seeing their true happiness was something special.” –James Corbus, Life Enrichment Volunteer
Volunteer Opportunities at Birch Bay:
Care Partner Volunteers
Become a member of our Birch Bay Buddy Program! This opportunity seeks individuals interested in spending time with our residents suffering from dementia and/or isolation and doing one-on-one activities with them, such as reading, socializing, puzzles/games, letter writing/correspondence, walks, gardening, visits, and more.
Clubs & Socialization Volunteers
Have a special passion, talent, or interest that you’d like to share or teach? Birch Bay needs volunteers to lead social clubs, such as book clubs, card/game clubs, nature clubs, community involvement groups, art classes, and much more with our apartment residents and cottagers.
We have multiple opportunities for local school groups and/or individuals aged between 13 – 18 to volunteer. These opportunities vary and typically do not involve direct resident contact. However, our junior volunteers are instrumental to our programming, helping to ensure gardening areas and outdoor spaces are ready each season, assisting with organization and cleanup, and much more. These opportunities provide younger individuals access to the inner workings of residential care facilities for broadening interests and future career possibilities.