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Volunteering Is The Way

Community Support

Andrea Mills, Community Support Worker
Program Description: Coordinates the delivery of a wide variety of volunteer and community support programs


We Need You

The  Pender Islands Health Care Society is volunteer run. From the volunteer Board of Directors to the volunteers who provide service to communty members in need, through our Community Services Volunteer Services programs, we depend on and are indebted to our volunteers and the energy that they give so generously to our community.

If you have an interest in becoming a volunteer in any of our programs, please contact our Community Support Worker, or fill out our Volunteer Membership Form that allows you to choose the type of volunteer activities you are most interested in. 

Finally, THANK YOU, to all the volunteers that make quality health care a reality for all Islanders!


Here are some examples of local volunteer activities you could become active with:

  • Support Groups: examples could be the welcome wagon, consumer and family support groups, training to lead groups, walking clubs, chronic health support groups, etc
  • Education : workshops and forums, plays and performances, phone tree for participation, assistance with publicity,  etc.
  • Friendly Visiting : support for isolation, support for elder and disabled population, could also be support for persons with mental health issues like depression, 
  • Volunteer Driving: rides to medical appointments, groceries, wheels to meals, social outings for those in need.
  • Peer Counseling : mentoring, one on one contact with others who have shared your experience.
  • Home Handy Help: light housecleaning, chopping wood, minor household repairs for the elderly and infirm. 
  • Publicity /Fundraising: making posters, signs, public education, brochure updating.
  • Advocacy and Lobbying- working for more funding for mental health, responding to government cuts, etc


Our Immediate Volunteer Opportunities

Handy Helper

Skilled volunteers are required to help needy seniors, and those with disabilities perform duties such as: light housekeeping; gardening; firewood preparation; light maintenance etc. A needs assessment is required in order for the client to receive the work of a Handy Helper. RCMP screening is necessary.

Volunteer Drivers

Volunteers provide rides for on or off island medical appointments. Off-island riders must provide a Travel Assistance Program form from their Doctor or Nurse.

Meals on Wheels Drivers 

Friendly volunteers deliver hot meals each  Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Hospice Support

Hospice volunteers provide support, compassion and assistance to those facing end of life issues.

Bereavement Support          

For those who have experienced a significant loss, grief shared is grief diminished. 

Elder College

General interest programs for people 50+. Join us a class or teach a class on anything from Art to Zoology. Do you have a hobby or skill which you are knowledgeable enough to teach a introductory class about? We would like to hear from you!