Why Volunteer with VON Middlesex-Elgin?

1,400+ volunteers are at the heart of VON Middlesex-Elgin site. Our volunteers enable us to offer more than 52 programs to help people in our community live independently and in their own homes for as long as possible.

In 2013, more than 1,400 volunteers gave over 60,000 hours of their time and expertise to VON clients and their families!

VON Volunteers are very special people. They are:

  • warm and caring,
  • dependable, patient and trustworthy,
  • good communicators,
  • from all walks of life and
  • willing to give back to their community through sharing their time and talents.

When you volunteer with VON, we will:

  • match your strengths, interests and available time to a volunteer role that’s just right for you,
  • give you a clear picture of the position requirements and the training to do it well and
  • support you in every way to make sure that your volunteer experience is positive and meaningful.

“When I volunteer with VON, I feel like I’m really making a difference. They offered excellent training so that I would feel confident in my role and I get back ten times more than I give.”  - John Jenkins, VON Transportation Volunteer