Roger Neilson House depends on the valued contribution of volunteers to assist with care offered to children, youth and families living with life-limiting illnesses. The team of volunteers consists of dedicated individuals who continually devote their time, efforts, skills and talents to enhance the quality of care Roger Neilson House offers to children/youth and their families. Volunteers fulfill roles on the Board of Directors, with patient care, at reception and daily activities in the house. Roger Neilson House is extremely fortunate and proud to have the tremendous support of over 300 volunteers.

On behalf of staff, families, children and youth at Roger Neilson House, we would like to express our most heartfelt appreciation to all of the volunteers who are engaged in creating the atmosphere and home-like feeling found at Roger Neilson House.

We are very grateful for all your contributions.

Roger Neilson House honours the priceless contribution made by our dedicated volunteers!

For more information on how you can be part of our team, contact us at volunteers@rogerneilsonhouse.ca


Reception-Friendly Greeters

 Child & Family Support Volunteers

& Household Volunteers! 

Become a Volunteer!

Click below to complete the online application form.

All prospective volunteers must attend an info session.

The Volunteer Pathway

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Roger Neilson House. We would like to take this opportunity to explain the next steps. Once you’ve completed and submitted your online application

Should you require additional information, please contact Volunteer Services at 523-6300 Ext. 4621, or by email at volunteers@rogerneilsonhouse.ca.

Messages From Volunteers

Message from Volunteers

“What I appreciate the most about my volunteer time at Roger Neilson House is being able to work with the kids and families who need us most. Being able to put smiles on the faces of little ones is the most self-rewarding experience anyone would be privileged to experience.”

“(It is a) privilege to be a part of a precious moment… Volunteering at Roger Neilson House frequently feels more like a gift of an opportunity than a giving of oneself.”

“I like the fact that employees and volunteers are treated as equals and you are part of the team.”

“I appreciate how good (volunteering) makes me feel and how much the children at Roger Neilson House brighten my day.”

“Although I work at home, I feel my volunteer work is much appreciated.”

“I appreciate being able to provide company, comfort or helpfulness to the guest or the parent(s) of one of our guests.”

Roger Neilson House benefits from more than 300 engaged volunteers.

Volunteering at Roger Neilson House


Our organization has a thorough screening process to ensure the needs of the children/youth, families, Roger Neilson House staff and the volunteers are met. Please view our Volunteer Opportunities (click here) to see what position is of interest to you.

If you are interested in volunteering at Roger Neilson House, attendance to a Volunteer Information Session is required.  Visit our Events (click here) page to register for a session.  Completed application packages(click here) will be accepted during the Volunteer Information Sessions or may be sent in advance by email, mail or fax to the attention of Volunteer Services. Candidate may be contacted for an interview after attending the Volunteer Information Session.

As an essential part of the screening process candidates are asked to complete a Police Vulnerable Sector Check form and to provide three references.  Information on this process is explained in detail at the Volunteer Information Session.

For more information please contact Volunteer Services at (613) 523-6300 ext. 4621 or at volunteers@rogerneilsonhouse.ca