Volunteer FAQs

There are different ways to start this process. You can call the office and make an appointment to see the Volunteer Coordinator.

You can fill out the Volunteer/Brokered Worker registration form online and submit.  It will be received by the Volunteer Coordinator. They will give you a call to set up an appointment for you to come into the office for a meeting. At that time, you will participate in the initial Volunteer/Brokered Worker Orientation.

You will be asked to fill out the Volunteer/Brokered Worker registration form if you haven’t already done so. You will be provided with a copy of the Orientation booklet and the Volunteer Coordinator will review the information with you. You will be asked to sign consent forms, provide the name of two references that can be contacted, provide a copy of your drivers’ licence (if you have one), vehicle insurance, and discuss the method for obtaining a Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC).
Please bring your drivers’ licence and current car insurance (if you have them). They will need to be photocopied for your file. As well, the names and contact information for an emergency contact and two references are also required. If you have any certifications (PSW, First Aid, CPR, etc.) please bring that as well. This is helpful if you are looking to do some Brokered work with our agency.
Our clientele, seniors and adults with physical limitations, are considered a vulnerable population. It is therefore required, that everyone who Volunteers or provides Brokered Work with us is required to have a recent Vulnerable Sector Check on file. Recent refers to a check within the past 3 months of the day that you come in for orientation. The only exception is volunteers who are helping out with our fundraisers such as the annual Gift Wrap event in December. A PVSC is not required in that case.
If you live in Belleville (including Corbyville, Foxboro, Plainfield, Roslin, Stirling and Thurlow) you can apply online following the link on the Belleville Police Services website. The Police Department strongly encourages people to apply online and have set up a computer in their lobby for people to use if they don’t have access to one of their own. If you are a volunteer, there will be a $15.00 cost for applying for a PVSC check. This will be reimbursed by CCSH if you retain and submit your receipt. If you are a Brokered Worker, you will be responsible for the cost of your PVSC.

Once the PVSC has been processed, it will be mailed directly to your house. The police do not send us a copy of your PVSC, you receive the only one. We require you to bring it to our office so that we can see it and with your permission, take a copy to put on your file.

If you live outside of the above mentioned areas, you can take your application to your local O.P.P. station. The PVSC forms can be found on the O.P.P. website under the heading ‘Resources’, from the Volunteer Coordinator, or from the O.P.P. station itself. You will need to submit the completed forms to your local station and once they have been processed, you need to go and pick them up. We require you to bring it to our office so that we can see it and with your permission, take a copy to put on your file. If you are applying to become a volunteer and there is a cost to have the PVSC completed, please retain your receipt and you will be reimbursed. If you are a Brokered Worker, you will be responsible for the cost of your PVSC.

Once all of the paperwork has been completed, your file will be passed on to the Coordinator in charge of the program that you are interested in. They will contact you to arrange for scheduling information (Meals on Wheels) or to arrange for a specific orientation in their program area.