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

Our volunteer opportunities focus on ensuring our members have access to essential services and stay connected. No matter your time or interests, we offer a wide variety of volunteer opportunities year round.

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

 

Handyperson Volunteer

Overview: 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!

Schedule: Various days/times.

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

Accompanier
Overview: The Teapot is looking for Accompaniers to provide emotional and physical support to seniors for medical appointments and other errands. A vehicle is not required.
Schedule: Time commitment is between 2-4 hours per appointment. 
 
Location: Medical clinics/hospitals on the island of Montreal
Tech Support

Overview: Our Tech Support team assists Teapot members with the installation, configuration, and ongoing usability of portable 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. 

Schedule: By appointment (our Social Service Worker will contact volunteers as needed)

Location: At The Teapot 50+ Centre.

Special Event Helpers
Overview: The Teapot is looking for Special Event Helpers to lend a hand! We’re looking for an assistant cook, kitchen helpers, dishwashers, and a laundry person. 
 
Schedule: Various times throughout the year.
 
Location: The Teapot 50+ Centre.
Reassurance Callers

Overview: 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.

Schedule: If you have time to give, let us know!

 Location: This is a remote volunteer opportunity. 

Treasurer

The Teapot, a multi-resource centre serving Lachine’s 50+ community, is currently seeking a treasurer to sit on the organization’s Board of Directors.

Through their involvement with the Board of Directors, the treasurer will have a hand in making decisions regarding our organization’s strategic planning, support the development of policies, plan for best practices, and develop funding, networking, and outreach opportunities. The Treasurer must have a background in accounting or related field. This is a one-year replacement, followed by a final two-term.

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
  • Collège Sainte-Anne

 

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