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Steps to Become a Volunteer

  1. Application: Fill out an online application and submit to
  2. Screening: We will do our best to match your interests and availability with our current volunteer needs and we may contact you to get to know you a bit better.
  3. References
  4. Interview: If you are a good match for our volunteer needs, we will contact you to schedule an interview with our Volunteer Coordinator
  5. Next Steps: If you are assigned to a volunteer role the next steps include:
    • Vulnerable Sector Screening – a letter will be provided for you to have this completed
    • Occupational Health and Safety Pre-Volunteering Health Clearance
    • General Orientation and Training

If you have any barriers to completing these steps or require any assistance with the application process, please e-mail us at or call us at 705-848-7181, and we will be happy to help!


Contact the Foundation

St. Joseph’s Foundation

P.O. Box 124
Elliot Lake, ON P5A 1X2


(705) 848-7181 ext. 2143

Business Office
(705) 848-7181 ext. 2422

Volunteer Profile

We’d like to introduce you to Jacquie O’Neil, who generously volunteers her time at both the Manor and Hospital (Palliative Care)… 20 years with the Manor, and a total of 30 in Palliative Care!

We asked Jacquie why she volunteers at SJGHEL and she told us “I just love people; love doing things to make people happy & to make their lives better. Everybody needs a kind word, needs a gentle touch.”

When asked what she liked most about volunteering at the Manor, she said “Those people are so grateful for every little thing – nothing big – that we do. Especially the ones with dementia or alzheimer’s are special to me.”

Besides her work in Palliative Care, Jacquie also collects jewellery and stuffed toys for Manor bingo and delivers them to the Manor, AND goes to St. Vincent DePaul for clothing for the Manor and Huron Lodge…with her wonderful sense of humour, she commented “I’m a distribution centre during the Pandemic!”

Thank you so much for all that you do, Jacquie!