Become
a Volunteer

Volunteers are an important part of the Lighthouse, Children and Families: their generosity, skills, knowledge and cheerfulness greatly contribute to the services for children and their families.

VOLUNTEER FOR RESPITE SERVICES

In-home respite service: Volunteers are matched with a family and provide in-home respite services on a regular basis. Their role is to be a friendly, fun and entertaining presence for sick children and their siblings. Parents can thus take a few hours to rest or see to their other responsibilities.

On-site respite service at Maison André-Gratton: Volunteers entertain and divert the children, but also help the treatment team for non-medical care like feeding children at mealtimes.

All of our volunteers are fully trained. Throughout the 18-hour training program,
they are introduced to the different dimensions of accompaniment. The program includes different thematic modules:

  • Ethical principles and the role of a volunteer;
  • Children and adolescents with serious illnesses – Issues, care and precautions
  • Listening skills and support
  • Psychosocial dimensions of serious illnesses in children and adolescents
  • Death and mourning
  • The importance of play

SUPPORT THE ORGANIZATION

Every week, volunteers contribute to the Lighthouse’s operations, whether by receipting donations or planning fundraising activities. Their help is very precious and greatly appreciated.

Are you passionate about math or computers? Do you know how to sew? Got a green thumb? You like to cook? Have great people skills? Speak several languages? We offer many volunteering opportunities.

Please contact the Volunteers Coordinator at 514 787-8817 or by email at benevoles@phare-lighthouse.com. She will gladly help you choose the best option to make your volunteering experience a great success.