Make a DIFFERENCE – become a volunteer in your community
Home and Community Support Services of Grey-Bruce divides the service area into 5 regions. We offer our programs in Owen Sound & North Grey, Peninsula Area – North of Owen Sound and Southampton, East Grey Area – South of Owen Sound and Meaford, Shoreline Area – stretching along the Lake Huron Shoreline South from Southampton, and Saugeen Central Area – encompassing Hanover, Walkerton and the surrounding region.
There’s no better way to share your gifts than volunteering to help others in a meaningful way. Our volunteer drivers improve the lives of seniors and others who are less mobile. By providing Meals-on-Wheels and other transportation services, our volunteer driver program is just one way to bring a smile to someone in need. Ask how to join our team of volunteer drivers in your neighbourhood.
While many of our volunteers offer their time and talent, other Home & Community supporters contribute financially, donating to the programs they feel are most important. Ask about regular donations through credit cards or even via paypal.
Home and Community Support Services of Grey-Bruce also encourages cooperation with area businesses through the Corporate Community Initiative. This includes fund-raising programs through employer-matched donations and pay deduction initiatives. It’s easy to become a strong supporter of our community. Ask how your company can help by becoming one of our valued community partners.
Special Notice! Board Members Required!
Home and Community Support Services of Grey-Bruce (HCSS) is actively searching for two new board members to share their knowledge, experience and guidance.
The 10 member HCSS volunteer board provides governance and financial oversight of a modern community health care organization with 115 employee’s, 1,100 volunteers who provide a variety of community support and health services to 4000 adults across our region. Services are geared towards wellness, health maintenance and caregiver respite.
The Board also ensures that HCSS delivers on the mission, vision, values and strategic directions of the corporation.
Serving on the HCSS Board of Directors is an excellent opportunity to work with a skilled and dedicated group of individuals with a common interest in ensuring quality community health care is available for Grey and Bruce residents.”
The current two vacancies will be filled by election for a term of up to three years, and may be re-elected for an additional term.
Applicants must live within Grey/Bruce and share a passion for supporting individuals to remain safely in their homes and communities as long as they desire to do so.
Prior governance experience and familiarity with the community health care needs of the Grey Bruce area are valued skills as are applicable business skills and experience coordinating, scheduling and delivering services or products to a diverse and rural population.
HCSS is a recognized leader in rural community health care, with fast access to services and among the highest client satisfaction scores in the Southwest region..
The deadline for application is May 30, 2016.
If you are a person with a disability and require accommodation with any documents or information on the website, please contact us for alternative forms and information.
"Every day that I’m at the Meaford Day Away is a new and enjoyable experience. I feel I’ve made many new friends there, both staff and co-volunteers. Also my husband is always so keen to hear stories about the activities. I’ve learned so much about this area that we moved to from Pickering." - read more–P.C.
"...Because of the satisfaction derived from serving seniors through Meals on Wheels for HCSS, I was about to commit to becoming a volunteer driver also with HCSS. I thus became both a volunteer driver and a support for residents at Elgin Lodge and for other seniors in the community attending appointments."read more–A.K.
"In July of 2013 I moved with my 11 year old son to Port Elgin from Milton. My parents had retired and made the move up a couple years before and loved the small community feel Saugeen Shores has (what Milton once had). I’m self-employed as a Realtor and didn’t know many people in the area and had some time on my hands that I thought would be best used helping those who need assistance."read more–K.C.
"I think the Meals on Wheels is a very important program for seniors. In many cases our visits to their homes may be the only outside contact they have from week to week. In many cases their meals are the highlight of their day. My husband always asked and looked forward to what I prepared each day so I can appreciate how our seniors feel. It is a small effort on my part, but it brings great joy and satisfaction."read more–M.S.