Each year Hutton House provides opportunities for over 700 individuals with disabilities.
Volunteers are an integral part of our organization - they make things happen!
- Gain personal satisfaction in helping others
- Acquire job related skills and experience
- Make a difference in your community
- Learn about disability issues
- Meet new people
- Build self-confidence
- Improve interpersonal and communication skills
- Share your skills, talents and interests with others
How to Get Started
Contact the Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: 519-472-1541 x 224
Email: volunteer [at] huttonhouse.com
When joining our volunteer team, the following steps are completed with the Volunteer Coordinator.
- Completion of an Application Form.
- A Reference Check.
- An Interview and Tour.
- Completion of a Background Check.
- Placement and Orientation.
Meet volunteer Frank Baltzer
In 2010, I experienced a life-threatening medical condition.
This prompted me to come to Hutton House with the goal to lose weight and get back to a healthy state.
Since coming to Hutton House I’ve been involved with employment services to improve my skills for re-entry to the work force, exercise programs in the gym, computer classes, and learning to play guitar.
I decided to become a volunteer for Hutton House because I felt that, having experienced tough times myself,
I could help others through tough times.
I was given a lot of great help at Hutton House, so I felt I had gained new skills I could pass on to others.
Through volunteering in the gym, I became interested in personal training.
I discovered that it’s something I’m good at, and now I am a certified personal trainer with canfitpro.
My experience at Hutton House has helped me to gain confidence, healthy life skills and
has been an overall self-esteem boost!
The three words I would use to describe my experience at Hutton house would be caring, compassion and friendship.
I can’t really pick one day that’s been my best day.
I feel that every day is equally good.
Helping people is a great feeling – the benefit is seeing the smile on their faces
and knowing a simple hello, hi-five or pat on the back makes another person’s day.
My most memorable experience has been helping at weekly bowling.
Getting to know all of the program participants was great.
Doing things for others, helping them or just being there to listen, has given me more compassion and care for others.
I now have an overall better outlook on life. Volunteering has made my life better!
Our thanks to Frank Baltzer for sharing his volunteer story, and for bringing out the best in himself and others!
Roberta Derikx, Volunteer Coordinator, Hutton House