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Application Process

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Are you considering applying to join our volunteer team? Our volunteer intake follows a formal process involving several steps. 

Step One: Fill in an OSCC55+ Volunteer Application Form

Step Two: Obtain a Criminal Information Request

Step Three: Interview with Volunteer Resource Services

Step Four: Trial Volunteer Placement

Step One: Fill in an OSCC55+55+ Volunteer Application Form

 Step Two: Obtain a Criminal Information Request

  • Criminal Information Requests (CIR's) can be obtained at any Durham Regional Police station, and require a letter from OSCC55+55+ in order to receive the discounted volunteer rate. This letter will be emailed or mailed to you when you complete the volunteer application form (see step one). There is a cost for volunteers to obtain a CIR. We ask that you pay this fee initially, and we will reimburse your costs once an initial training period has been completed successfully. Please note that submission of the original receipt is required for reimbursement (credit/debit slips cannot be accepted). No volunteer placement can begin without the submission of a current Criminal Information Request. 

Step Three: Interview with Volunteer Resource Services

  • Once you have obtained a CIR please contact us to schedule an interview. Interviews will be scheduled at a mutually convenient OSCC55+55+ Branch location and time and is an opportunity for you to learn more about the Partners At Work program, volunteer policies, procedures and current opportunities. It is also an opportunity for us to learn more about you, your experiences and skills that will help us mutually determine a volunteer match that may be of interest to you. Training/orientation, scheduling of additional meetings with other staff or additional paperwork may also be completed at this time.

 Step Four: Initiate Volunteer Placement

  • The final step in the process is to initiate a trial volunteer placement in one of the Branches. Together, we will create a customized orientation and training plan to suit everyone's needs.