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Wellness Volunteer

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Help reduce pain, stress and anxiety for people with life-limiting illnesses, dementia or caregivers experiencing high stress.

You’ll improve their quality of life and well-being through the use of complementary therapies, such as:

  • Therapeutic Touch™
  • Reiki
  • Hand and Arm Massage
  • Playing instruments or singing

If you are trained in any of the above, and have an hour or two to spare each week, then we’d love to have you on our volunteer team.

Occasionally, we do hold training sessions for Therapeutic Touch™ and Hand and Arm Massage.


Skills and Experience

  • Practitioner of Therapeutic Touch™, Reiki or massage is an asset
  • Musical skills or enjoyment of music
  • Excellent active listener
  • Compassionate and caring
  • Able to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Successful completion of orientation




Reiki Demonstration Session
A great way to learn more about Reiki before applying for the training session!
Contact Ana Nunes-Freitas for details at 905-827-8800 x2417.

Level 1 Reiki Training for Volunteers
No training is currently scheduled. Please check back later
Cost: $50 (50% reimbursed after one year of active volunteering with our Wellness Support program)
Apply now to be included in the next orientation session.



1 hour per week



  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Clean police records check with vulnerable sector screening
  • Two references


Client Story

“I felt so mellow and calm.  I didn’t want to open my eyes or lift my arms. I wanted to sit and just be.”
– Client Marilyn Greenham (with volunteer June Leach)

Woman sitting in a chair experiences Therapeutic Touch with a volunteer.

Marilyn experiences the benefits of Therapeutic Touch with volunteer, June.


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Upcoming Training Sessions

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 “I hope that the good with that Acclaim Health does always continues. I feel teary when I think back on what I have experienced, and I am so glad that I have had this opportunity.”  Dave Page first started volunteering with Acclaim Health in 2001. On the brink of retirement, Dave wanted to find something…

Finding the Light in the Darkest of Days

   Finding the light in the darkest of days. “Finding a rhythm of life that we can both harmonize with. We lose that when we get devastating news – it’s all about finding new patterns and rhythms which Muriel and I are doing together.” Losing your lifelong partner is something you can never fully…

Volunteer Application

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  • All volunteer visits are currently being offered virtually or over the phone.

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Contact us to learn more.
905-827-8800 or 1-800-387-7127

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