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Note about COVID-19


A message to prospective Seniors With Skills Volunteers:



As the situation with COVID-19 has gotten much worse in the past few weeks, Seniors With Skills is still accepting volunteer applications for the Computer Training Program and Cards and Knitting Program but we are currently not matching volunteers to retirement homes. We do not want to risk transmitting the virus to this extremely vulnerable population. Some retirement homes have been the news recently as this virus is extremely easily spread in those environments. Please feel free to apply to become a volunteer, and we will be still be processing applications in the order we receive them.  Once you apply online, Seniors With Skills will be in direct contact with you to send you a secondary application and set up an interview. We will also be encouraging prospective volunteers to obtain a 2-step TB test and police/background check in the meantime as most retirement homes require these items. Our goal is to set up our volunteers so they can transition to volunteering quickly and smoothly when the outbreak clears. Once it is safe to volunteer, volunteers will be matched to a retirement home on a first come, first serve basis. In the meantime, please consider applying for the Online Buddy Program (click link for more info)



Thank you for your patience and please email with any questions. 

If you are interested in volunteering for our Cards and Knitting and Computer training program in the future we are more than happy to match you with an organization close to you (Canada and US) once the pandemic is over. To fully understand how the matching process works, please check out our "How we match volunteers" page at


For more info about our programs check out:

Once you start volunteering as a SWS volunteer, we can provide you with a certificate of completion with your hours for your service. We will be contacting you through email, so please be sure to check your email regularly!

If this is something of interest, please fill out the matching form below

Thank you for submitting! Please note: Once we process your application, you will be required to complete a secondary application before we can officially match you to a retirement residence. The retirement residence you are matched at might have a further screening process. We will email you back as soon as possible! Please check your email on a regular basis.

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