By volunteering your time and sharing your expertise, you will help provide stimulating and interactive activities, educational opportunities and services to seniors. You can find meaningful and fulfilling ways to make a difference in someone’s life!
Choose from our diverse and flexible volunteer opportunities, offered in person and virtually.


  • Adapted Exercise: Assist participants living with physical conditions such as Parkinsons, MS, Post Stroke, in a one hour supervised exercise class.
  • Boutique: Customer service, Sales, and gift wrapping of beautiful gift items, including hand made woodwork from Cummings. Monday to Friday (2 and ½ hour shifts).
  • Café Soleil: Maître D’, servers, cashiers and assistance to customers at our inclusive community café working with neuro-diverse employees. Monday to Thursday (2 hour shifts).
  • Crafts: Decorate woodwork for Craft Show and sales (Mondays).
  • Drivers / Deliverers for Meals on Wheels: Wednesday morning deliveries made of kosher frozen meals to seniors at home (1 to 2 hours).
  • Francophone Social Club: Socialize with participants on Monday and /or Tuesday afternoons (2 hours).
  • Games Club: Assist participants in open supervised class setting.
  • Greeters / Tour Guides: Welcome the public and members at the front door. Provide tours of the Centre as needed (daily shifts of 2-3 hours).
  • Rooftop garden: Help water, weed, and harvest vegetables and produce on Monday and Thursday mornings (2 hours).
  • Intergenerational projects: From baking to discussion groups, program planning and celebrating holidays (ongoing).
  • LEDA West Island and Montreal (Leadership program for Secondary IV students): Volunteer to be a partner to a student in their leadership project (twice a month for 1 hour each – program runs from October to April).
  • Program / Event Planning: Be a part of a committee of like-minded people to organize stimulating programs, seminars and events.
  • Foundation Canvasser: Outreach to potential donors for our CJCS Foundation to help support seniors in need.
  • Programming Customer Service: Greet participants of Cummings classes and courses. Follow-up with attendance record (1-2 hour shifts).
  • Social Services Reception: Greet clients requesting service.
  • Tech Support in Lounge: Provide 1 hour session for individuals requesting tech support help with their computers, tablets and /or phones. Appointments set up based on your availability.
  • Walking Club: Walk and outdoor fitness with group members on Thursday mornings in Hampstead, at the Cummings Centre and in Cote St Luc.
  • Wellness Exercise: Be a fitness buddy to support participants through their workout (2 hour shifts daily).
  • Welcome and Information: Based in the Cummings lobby, provide information and assistance to members and the public. This includes information on resources, daily courses, and transportation (2 hour shifts).
  • Woodshop: experience needed to create beautiful woodwork pieces which help to financially support the Centre.


  • Advocacy / Social Action (Ask the Expert): Committees plan educational seminars to raise awareness and inspire seniors to advocate for themselves and others (1 and ½ hour meetings).
  • Event Callers: Contact people to promote upcoming events and programs (1-2 hours).
  • Program / Event Planning: Be a part of a committee of like-minded people to organize stimulating programs, seminars and events.
  • Care Calls: Weekly, monthly and / or seasonal calls are made to seniors to stay in touch and socialize.
  • Committee Work:  Learning and Development: Plan and implement Leadership Development training sessions and programs to inspire future leaders to enhance seniors’ lives.
  • C2U: Outreach to inform and bring Cummings’ programming to residences and organizations.
  • Intergenerational Pen Pals: Pair with a student and communicate via email or Zoom. Share connection through supportive and fun relationship.
  • Tech Support: Provide tech support on-line for individuals requesting help with computers, tablets and/ or phones.

Training and supervision for each position provided.

To get involved or for more information, please contact Lynn Gordon, Director of Volunteer Services at 514.734.1791 or [email protected]
To fill out the Volunteer Application Form, click here!


Intergenerational Volunteering

The Cummings Centre promotes intergenerational volunteering as a way for seniors and youth to connect and learn from one another. The Rooftop Garden, Holiday Baking and Pen Pals projects are just three examples of enriching experiences. Call Marcie Scheim at 514.734.1734.

Volunteer Tech Support

Provides  technical support and training on Zoom, how to access the Cummings Virtual Library and more. For assistance or to get involved call Marcie 514.734.1734 or email  [email protected]