Become a Volunteer
Our organization is always on the lookout for devoted individuals or groups who are looking to lend a hand by sharing their skills, talents, and time with us.
Last year, our volunteers generously contributed over 7000 hours of service to our centre in a myriad of ways. A few hours a week or month is all it takes to make a difference in your community! Put your talents and skills to work and enrich your life as part of our team!
We offer individuals the opportunity to volunteer once, weekly, or on a monthly basis.
We provide stagiaire students with experience in many facets of the organization.
Corporate & Groups
Come with your colleagues, family, and/or friends to enjoy volunteering together.
Due to COVID-19, our volunteer opportunities focus on ensuring our members have access to essential services and stay connected. Many of these positions can be fulfilled from the comfort of your own home.
Schedule: By appointment (our Technical Outreach Worker will contact volunteers as needed)
Where: This is a remote position, with the possibility for home visits to isolated seniors living in Lachine, LaSalle, and/or Dorval.
Are you tech savvy? In the wake of the pandemic, many members of the 50+ community have become socially isolated due to technological barriers.
Our Tech Support team assists Teapot members with the installation, configuration, and ongoing usability of desktop computers, tablets, mobile phones, peripheral equipment, and software. As well as, assist with the installation and operation of Zoom and answer any other technical questions they may have.
Weekly Grocery Calls
Schedule: Weekly, between Tuesday and Thursday
Where: This is a remote position that can be carried out from home
Every week, volunteers call nearly 60 individuals or couples from Lachine’s 50+ community to take down their weekly grocery orders.
Volunteers are provided with a list of names to call at a pre-established time between Tuesday and Thursday (by noon at the latest), and orders can be transcribed directly into a template found in Google Docs.
Bilingualism is an asset, as is a familiarity with the items and brands typically carried in local supermarkets.
Schedule: By appointment (our Community Support Coordinator will contact volunteers as needed)
Where: Lachine and the surrounding areas (West Island, Lasalle, Montreal)
Our dedicated team of volunteer drivers truly do it all – from taking members to doctor’s appointments, to bringing them to the mall to run errands, to quick trips to the bank.
Students play an important role within The Teapot. The assistance they provide our centre is truly a help, we are able to do more because of these resources.
Schools that we have partnered with:
- Concordia University
- McGill University
- Dawson College
- Vanier College
- CEA – Champlain
- Lakeside Academy
Special Care Counselling/Social Services
SCC and SS students assist our Community Support Services. Depending on how many days you’re with us, you can support us with:
- Shopping program
- Reassurance Calls
- Friendly Calls/Visits
- Integration Activities
Community Recreation Leadership Training
CRLT students assist our Centre Activities. Depending on how many days you’re with us, you can support us with:
- Animating weekly activities
- Developing new programming
- Developing a special project/event
Applied Human Sciences
AHSC students assist with organizational development. In previous years, projects have included:
- Developing and implementing impact surveys
- Facilitating focus groups and World Cafe’s
- Researching best practices and relevant publications
- Analyzing information and creating tools to be implemented
Nursing students assist our Activity Coordinator with developing information sessions for our members.
Previous workshop topics include:
- Vitamins and Medication
- Anxiety and Stress Management
- Healthy Nutrition
Our programs, services, and activities are greatly enhanced by our partnerships with local businesses and companies through our corporate volunteering program. Employee-sponsored volunteering is a great way for companies to have a direct impact on their community by sharing their varied skills and talents. The Teapot offers a diverse range of volunteering opportunities for corporate groups of all sizes.
Companies that we have partnered with:
- Air Canada
- Hewlett Packard
- MAAX Bath Inc
- Rotary Club of Montreal-Lakeshore