Students have regular opportunities to interact with members, volunteers and liaise with staff to plan, implement and maintain our quality programs and services. This hands-on experience is a great way to enhance existing skills and develop new ones along the way. We have had tremendous success with our students and look forward to continuing our relationship with them. To provide a mutually beneficial experience, placements are developed to meet both the needs of the organization and the approved student’s academic requirements. Students in compatible programs from a recognized post-secondary institution (college or university) are welcome to apply.
Spring/Summer, Fall, Winter or Full Academic Year, or as per agreement with the Volunteer Services Coordinator and Program Coordinators.
Eligible Programs: Subject areas include (but are not limited to) Social Work, Social Services, Gerontology or Recreation and Leisure. Recommended Academic Level: 2nd, 3rd or 4th year.
Eligible Programs: Subject areas include (but are not limited to): Social Work or Social Services
Recommended Academic Level: 3rd or 4th year or Masters.
Eligible Programs: Subject areas include (but are not limited to): Office Administration
Recommended Academic Level: last year of program
All applicants must complete a screening process to be eligible for consideration. All components of this process will contribute to the selection of the student. To ensure adequate time for processing, please contact us at your earliest opportunity to get the process started.
Membership & Volunteer Services Coordinator
Phone: 613- 236-0428 extension 2230
The Good Companions is updating its policy regarding screening, temperature checks and mask wearing.
Effective Monday, June 13th we will no longer be requiring a temperature check when you enter the Centre or an agency vehicle. Everyone is required to self screen prior to entering the Centre and an agency vehicle.
Here is a link to our self screener Website-COVID-19-Self-Screener-.pdf (thegoodcompanions.ca)
The Government of Ontario has announced that it will be lifting the mask mandate on June 11, in all areas EXCEPT in high risk settings such as long term care and retirement homes. Masks will continue to be required in these settings. Healthcare organizations are being strongly encouraged to keep mask mandates in place for the time being. As a health care provider serving similar clients, The Good Companions mask requirements will remain in place, unchanged.
For the safety of those that we serve and for ourselves, we will continue to require masks to be worn by everyone entering the Centre or Good Companions transportation vehicles.
Thank you for your understanding and support