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Volunteering at the Homes

"Be the change that you wish to see in the world." ~ Mahatma Gandhi. Are you interested in enriching the lives of others? Volunteers are an essential part of the quality of care that we provide each and every day. Consider joining our team and help to truly make a difference.

Why become a volunteer?

  • Make new friends and become a part of the community
  • Participate in events and programs
  • Learn something new
  • Make a difference in the lives of our residents
  • Encounter exciting challenges and develop new skills
  • Experience a strong sense of joy and fulfilment
  • See how we put Residents First! Everyday, Everyway!

Volunteering at Long Term Care Homes

Volunteers can make an impact in a great variety of ways whether you are an adult or a student. You might be interested in providing one on one visiting, helping with bus trips and outings, transporting residents to an event, participate and help with special events and occasions happening in the Home, playing cards and games with residents, nail spas, gardening, providing musical entertainment. Our Recreation and Leisure managers will make sure your special talents and abilities are well matched to the residents’ needs!

If you are interested in volunteering please email Gateway Haven at or Brucelea Haven at or contact the Recreation and Leisure Manager directly.

Volunteers are required to complete an Application Form as well as provide the following:

  1. Two-step TB Skin Test valid within the last 6 months
  2. Criminal reference check with vulnerable sector check (Students volunteers are not required to complete this, but will be asked instead to sign a declaration that they do not have a criminal record).

Long Term Care

There are two Long Term Care facilities proudly operated by the County of Bruce—Gateway Haven located in Wiarton, Ontario and Brucelea Haven of Walkerton, Ontario.

Brucelea Haven

41 McGivern Street West
PO Box 1600
Walkerton ON N0G 2V0

brucelea haven aerial photo

44.12121, -81.154268

Gateway Haven

671 Frank Street
Wiarton ON N0H 2T0

gateway haven aerial photo

44.7406048, -81.1280473

Long Term Care

Nursing Services

Direct nursing care , Hospice care, Palliative Care Program

Volunteering at the Homes

Why become a volunteer, Volunteering at Long Term Care Homes

General Information and Other Services Provided

Foot Care, T.V., Seamstress, Dental, Hairstylist, Medical, Newspapers, Optometrist, Expenses, Pharmacy, Recreational Activities, Massage Therapy, Transportation, WiFi

Environmental Services

Maintenance, Housekeeping, Laundry Services

Dietary / Food Services

Registered Dietitian, Guest Meals, Kitchenettes

Recreation and Leisure Services

Rehabilitation Care, Physiotherapy Services, Assistive Devices Equipment, Special Recreation, Leisure Events, Mobile X-Ray Technician