Village Volunteer


The role of the Village Volunteer is to support, compliment, enhance and enrich resident care at Finlandia Village through the involvement and leadership of a qualified community workforce.


“Only the development of compassion and understanding for others can bring us the tranquility and happiness we all seek.”― Dalai Lama

  • An opportunity to interact with residents and develop friendships
  • Increases self-confidence, social and relationship skills and combats depression
  • Attain a sense of personal accomplishment
  • Refine old skills and learn new ones
  • An opportunity to participate in additional educational in-services and training
  • Explore career opportunities
  • An opportunity for Secondary School students to build hours for community involvement while increasing personal, interpersonal and social development


Volunteers at Finlandia Village are committed to their work, and they are highly-valued members of the Village community.

Every day volunteers enrich the lives of our residents, their families and our employees in countless ways:

  • Participation in required orientation and program specific training sessions (ie: Music & Memory)
  • At minimum, six months or 40 hours of volunteer support
  • At minimum, one hour of volunteer support per Village visit
  • One Village visit per week (recommended)
  • Respect the rights of our residents
  • Adhere to policies and procedures of the Village and the Village Volunteer Program
  • Maintain resident and facility confidentiality practices
  • Maintain positive and respectful relationships with residents and staff
  • Support staff in daily programming and special events
  • Practice due diligence with respect to Health & Safety procedures


  • Foster a supporting role in enhancing the quality of life of each resident by enriching their social environment through daily programs and activities.
  • Provide increased opportunities for residents’ participation in programs through program leadership.
  • Enjoy comforting, friendly and unhurried time with our residents.
  • Support Finnish culture, programs and special events.
  • Assist with a variety of clerical projects.
  • To participate in specific training for additional opportunities, such as: Music and Memory 


  • Demonstrates communication and interpersonal skills
  • Maintains a professional and confidential relationship
  • Maintains a supportive and respectful environment 
  • Demonstrates Teamwork
  • Conveys empathy and compassion while practicing patience


  • Adolescent: 14-17yrs with Parent/Guardian agreement
  • Adult: 18yrs +


  • Small or large group settings or one-to-one interaction


  • Provide at own cost, Police Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Screen: 18yrs +
  • Provide at own cost, a Two-Step Mantoux Test (TB)
  • Influenza Vaccine (Flu Shot):
    • Not required, however, highly encouraged
    • Proof of vaccination (annually)
  • Provide at own cost, Standard First Aid & CPR Level C:
    • Not required, however, highly encouraged
    • Proof of re-certification

The life you enrich may be your own!