Time is your most precious gift, because you only have a set amount of it.“ Rick Warren

Array offers a variety of rewarding volunteer experiences to suit your interests and schedule. No previous knowledge of American Sign Language (ASL) necessary, we’ll teach you everything you need to know.

Types of Volunteer Experiences

Bingo

Array Services is fortunate to have a long standing partnership with Delta Bingo and Gaming in Peterborough.  As a member of their Charities program, we receive shares from the Bingo sessions we attend, this revenue is our main source of Fundraising revenue.  Our Bingo Volunteers receiving training from Delta Bingo and Gaming, and from Array Services and are our organizations community ambassadors to patrons at Delta Bingo and Gaming.  As a Bingo volunteer you will have the opportunity to promote the great work that Array Services does in the Peterborough Community.

Minimum requirements are:

18 years of age or older, ability to assist patrons at Delta Bingo, and commit to two – two hour shifts at Delta Bingo and Gaming per month.

Student Placements

We love our placement students!  Typically arriving from Developmental Service Worker and Social Service Worker programs at Fleming, and the Nursing program at Trent, our placements offer unique learning opportunities for students in an American Sign Language and Deaf culture environment.  We also offer Cooperative placements to high school students age 16 years or older.

Recreation Volunteers

“Volunteering with an individual from Array Services for the last 7 years has been a very positive and rewarding experience for me! Over this time a special bond and friendship has formed between us!  The staff have always been very friendly, supportive and available as a liaison between the individual and myself for communicating changes in scheduling, etc.”  Rose Larmer

A recreation volunteer works directly with people supported, either 1:1 with a person completing an activity that interests you both, or leading or assisting with a class, recreation volunteers fill gaps in our services by dedicating their precious time to make possibilities realities for people.  Examples of recreation volunteer experiences are: Sewing instructors, Special events, Dances, Bowling, Yoga, Fitness, Dog Walking, Movies etc.

Administrative Volunteers

Just like other businesses, we have administrative duties that we could use a hand with.  Filing, mail-outs and pamphlets are just a few of the many tasks that our amazing Administrative volunteers have made happen at Array.

For more information or to apply to become a volunteer please contact our Volunteer and Student Placement Coordinator at volunteer@arrayservices.ca

Interested?

All of our volunteers have access to our American Sign Language classes, Non-violent Crisis Intervention classes and other training as it becomes available.  If you are interested in learning more about becoming a volunteer, please email volunteer@arrayservices.ca.

Every prospective volunteer is invited to attend a two-stage interview with our Volunteer & Student Placement Coordinator and will be required to have a Criminal Reference Check as per our Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services requirements.