Volunteers at Menno Place

Recreation Volunteers

Recreation Volunteers are involved with our residents in many of the following ways:

  • Arts & Crafts
  • One-to-one Visits
  • Reminiscing
  • Fitness
  • Reading & Writing Letters
  • Bus Trips
  • Bingo calling
  • Active games
  • Table games (eg. dominos)
  • Card games (eg. crib, skip-bo)
  • Computers
  • Gardening
  • Walking
  • Shopping Trips
  • Wheelchair transporting
  • Musical performances
  • Chapel programs
  • Helping with special seasonal events
  • Cooking and baking
  • TLC (tender loving care: manicures & hand massage)
  • Evening programs (eg. movie nights, Wii games)

Pastoral Care Volunteers

Pastoral Care Volunteers at Menno Place are people who:

  • Love listening to elderly people share their stories and their struggles
  • See themselves exploring how their personal gifts and skills can provide spiritual care to those facing the questions and challenges of aging
  • Want to integrate theological understanding with practical, hands-on ministry experience
  • Desire to understand and appreciate elders in the various stages of their aging process
  • Are discerning gifts and future calling through reflecting on ministry experiences
  • Have faith in and faithfulness to Jesus Christ and His way of reconciling love
  • May require volunteer hours for furthering education
  • Are adults of any age (from 18-100+)
  • Can volunteer for a minimum of 2 hours in one block of time

Prayer Shawls

Prayer shawls are knitted or crocheted by volunteers using donated yarn and given to residents and staff at times when they need a special reminder that we are thinking of them and praying for them. There is a group that meets on campus regularly to knit or crochet  together. Prayer shawls can also be created at home and brought to campus to donate. To find out more about volunteering in this capacity please fill out the form below.

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    If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out this form.

Spiritual Care Training 2024

The Spiritual Care Series is an eight-part course that provides participants with everything from a realistic understanding of the ageing process, to practical techniques for re-connecting people with their pasts, and coping with the losses that come with the ageing journey. The content is built upon the realization that while physical and mental health are essential to a person’s well-being, it is not enough. True, holistic care means understanding and supplying their spiritual needs as well.

You can check out the Spiritual Care Series website for general information at: www.spiritualcareseries.ca

This course offers training and insight into the following subjects:

Understanding the Ageing Journey
Spirituality in Ageing
Good Communication
The Power of Storytelling
A New Home and a New Way of Life
Loss, Grief, Death and Dying
Roles, Boundaries and Self-Care


Location: Menno Place Campus (Primrose Gardens) 2099 Primrose St. Abbotsford.

Dates: TBD in 2024

Cost: $80 for materials

Refreshments will be available.

To learn more or register interest for the Spiritual Care Series, you can email me directly: Kerry.Dyck@Mennoplace.ca or call: 604.851.7392
Limited spots available.

Download to post at your church

Spiritual Care Series Poster PDF

Register Your Interest

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Pre-requisites for Volunteering

16+ or Older
All volunteers must be 16 years of age or older when they begin the volunteer program.

COVID-19 Vaccination
All volunteers will provide proof of full vaccination prior to start date. All volunteers will comply with all Public Health Orders that relate to those working with seniors in long-term care, assisted living and any others on a campus-of-care (Independent Living).

Influenza Shot
Receive the Influenza Flu Shot and provide us with a copy of proof. Note that we do require ALL volunteers to be immunized every year. If you choose not to obtain the flu shot, your volunteer position will be put on hold from December 1st to March 31st.

Criminal Record Check
We require all volunteers to have a Criminal Record Check done. This is a FREE, online process for volunteers and we will provide you with further information during the application process.

Time Commitment
All volunteers will sign a contract committing to a minimum of 75 hours or 6 months. A minimum of 75 hours is required before requesting a reference letter. Some exceptions apply.

Volunteer Application
Please fill out your volunteer application online.