Volunteer & Employment Opportunities

Rich life experiences, they’ve helped make everything you are today. So just imagine how many valuable stories, lessons and experiences your elders can share with you. We have a number of volunteer opportunities – spending time with seniors can benefit you as much as it will them – you can learn a lot from our seniors, and they can learn from you!

We’ve compiled some ideas for different ways to lend a hand, a listening ear or your skills to seniors—from reminiscing to making new memories. Remember, simply giving your time and conversation can sometimes mean the most.

Note: we’d also love to hear from you if you are a music, choir or dance teacher with a class that would like to come and present to our residents. We have an enthusiastic audience of seniors who are delighted to have the opportunity to experience the talent your students are willing to share. Please contact us to discuss further.

Volunteer Position



Under the supervision of the Chalmers Lodge management staff, the receptionist will be responsible for duties including greeting visitors, ensuring residents sign in and out, aiding the residents when asked or referring them to the appropriate employee for help, and supporting various administrative day-to-day duties. Forming bonds with the residents at the Lodge will be a large part of the volunteer’s position at the Lodge. We are looking for volunteers in this position seven days a week. Volunteers should have verbal and written communication skills, customer service skills, excellent interpersonal skills, honest communication, positive attitude and ability to carry a professional tone. Volunteers will receive training, but previous customer service experience is a bonus.

Happy Hour Server

Looking for volunteers to help run our twice weekly happy hour which take place on Tuesday afternoons (volunteering from 2:30pm – 5:00pm) and Friday evenings (volunteering from 6:30pm – 9:00pm). Volunteer will help set up the Solarium for Happy Hour, be responsible for mixing and serving drinks, creating a friendly environment for residents, and clean up. Training will be provided but volunteer must be 19+ and have their Serving It Right certification. Friendly, outgoing volunteers with customer service experience and are ideal.

Bingo Caller

Looking for volunteers to help run our twice weekly bingo games that take place on Monday and Thursday evenings, volunteering will last from 7:00pm – 9:00pm. Volunteer will help set up, reading our bingo numbers, managing prizes, and other related duties. Training will be provided, an outgoing, friendly, clear speaking volunteer is idea.

Have any other ideas of how you can lend a hand at Chalmers Lodge? Contact our Activities Coordinator at 604-731-3178 with your suggestions!

Employment Opportunities

Chalmers Lodge is hiring for the position(s) listed below. To apply, please follow instructions noted on the posting.

Employment Position

Care Aide


Direct and assist residents with activities of daily living and personal care, such as bathing, washing, bowel and bladder care, bed making, dressing, oral hygiene, skin and hair care etc. More information & how to apply.

Sous Chef

This is a great opportunity for the right individual to lead a solid and dedicated team and create the best food you can. You will be serving senior residents in a respected organization with a generous food budget. More information & how to apply.