Our volunteers put their heart and soul into their work with us. Read some stories below.

  • I had the pleasure of being one of many volunteers who helped with the first clients of the hospice and it was a very pleasant experience to get to know the clients and to help them enjoy life.
    — Stuart Reece
  • I truly believe that each of us have an obligation to our communities for all the wonderful benefits, pleasures and opportunities that we receive living here in Canada and Ontario. We are the envy of the world. For these reasons, when I retired I felt obliged to get involved in our community.
    — Ray Culliton
  • Thank you for embracing me as part of the Matthews House Hospice team and for making me feel so welcome. As I'm sure you all know, there is something so very special about the culture at Matthews House and the model of care, respect, concern and equity is one many organizations can and should learn from. I am so proud to be part of the "family" and circle of care here.
    — Brenda, Student
  • There is no better exercize for heart and soul than reaching out to help another person.
    — Reverend Ann Harbridge
  • I wanted to keep busy and be involved with the community, meet people and enjoy myself! I have met some wonderful people and realize how lucky I am to be healthy and able to volunteer.
    — Delores MacKenzie
  • Don’t stress out if you feel you are not doing enough, just do what you can. Anything you can do is so appreciated.
    — Cheryl Nuttal
  • House volunteering is a mixture of lots of small jobs but all are important to the smooth running of the House, and the support of staff and visiting clients.
    — Marie McKillican
  • Thank you to everyone at Matthews House for making me feel so welcome and supported. I have learned so much from everyone which will only benefit me in the future!
    — Emily, Student