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Every day, volunteers at Peter D. Clark improve the social, physical, spiritual and intellectual lives of the residents.  Collectively, the Houses and Bungalows have more that 350 volunteers, who contribute a total of 30,000 volunteer hours each year.  This is equal to approximately 20 full-time staff members!  Volunteers help with a range of activities, including: helping with programs and activities, individual visits, portering residents, meal service hosting, and feeding.

The need for volunteers continues to increase and recruitment is conducted on an ongoing basis.

Volunteer Requirements

Volunteer recruitment is coordinated by City of Ottawa staff.  Volunteer’s preferences and abilities are matched to the Home’s and residents’ needs.

Long Term Care Home residents are vulnerable individuals, and an Ottawa Police Services records check is required.

Volunteers will receive an orientation to the Home.

How to Become a Volunteer

There are several ways to apply.

In Person

Request an application form from the reception desk at Peter D. Clark and return it to reception when you have filled it out.  You may also mail it back care of the Manager of Recreation and Leisure.

By Phone

Call the Peter D. Clark reception desk at 613-274-2671 and ask to speak to the Manager of Recreation and Leisure.  They will be able to tell you more about the opportunities and requirements.


Are you ready to sign up?  Use the City of Ottawa’s MyVolunteerPage services.  You will be guided through the steps to create a MyVolunteerPage account if you do not already have one.