NOTE: CLA Volunteer opportunities will soon be opening! 

Community Living Algoma believes that all people should be able to live in dignity, in their community, where they can access the supports needed to ensure full inclusion. We need your help to make this a reality. Community Living Algoma realizes the importance of our many volunteers that truly help make people's dreams come true every day. Some people with a developmental disability can only go to a movie - or to an aerobics class, or even just for a coffee - if they have someone to go with them. Through a combination of staff, volunteers and family members supporting people, many lives are enriched on a daily basis. Our volunteers are special people, who share their own interests and time with someone who is looking for the same thing. 


** In order to volunteer with CLA, you must pass a Vulnerable Sector Screening. This criminal background check ensures that anyone dealing with vulnerable populations, through employment or volunteer work, do not have a criminal history, or any other history, which may indicate that they may pose a threat to vulnerable populations. This process can now be done on-line through your local police department. The fee for this service is a cost absorbed by a volunteer. In Sault Ste. Marie, please go to the www.saultpolice.ca website for this application.

Giving back

Did you know that when you volunteer** at CLA, you’re making a difference in a minimum of two people’s lives – yours and the person supported!  

Volunteering also shows that you’re vested in a community that embraces inclusiveness.

Volunteering is the selfless donation of your own time to support, encourage and empower. Volunteering also making a difference in your own life by building relationships, learning new skills, and experiencing the rewards that come with knowing you’re making a difference. 

You Can Help
If you have some time to give to help make people's lives more enjoyable, please call us. There are a wide variety of ways in which you could help:  on-site events' assistance; companion or friend; administrative tasks or perhaps you have a special skill to share. Interested in volunteer opportunities at CLA? Contact Jennifer Wiwchar at 253-1700 ext. 3405 or via email at Jennifer_Wiwchar@cla-algoma.org.





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