Get Involved

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.

Volunteer Opportunities

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!

General Opportunities

We offer individuals the opportunity to volunteer once, weekly, or on a monthly basis.

Students

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.
General Positions
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. 
Handyperson Volunteer

Where: At-home repairs for seniors living in ​Lachine, LaSalle, and/or Dorval.

Do you enjoy repairing things? Can you change a light-bulb or two?

Our handyperson volunteer will help our members with maintenance and repairs with the goal of empowering members with independent living. The volunteer will help with changing light bulbs and fire detectors, installing A/C, paint jobs, minor plumbing, electrical work, as well as gathering supplies. Will be reimbursed for mileage!

Reassurance Callers
  • The Teapot is looking for Friendly Callers *who speak various languages*. We have several members whose first language is not French or English and this creates a great barrier for socialization. If you have time to give, let us know!

 

If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please feel free to contact Melissa at melissam@theteapot.org or at (514) 637-5627 for more information.

 

Students Placements

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
  • PACC
  • 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
Nursing students assist our Activity Coordinator with developing information sessions for our members.

Previous workshop topics include:

  • Vitamins
  • Vitamins and Medication
  • Anxiety and Stress Management
  • Healthy Nutrition
Corporate Groups
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
  • Cummins
  • Hewlett Packard
  • HSBC
  • L’Oreal
  • MAAX Bath Inc
  • Pfizer
  • Pharmascience
  • Rotary Club of Montreal-Lakeshore
  • UPS