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Thank-you, Deer Lodge volunteers!

Thank-you, Deer Lodge volunteers!

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”
— Helen Keller


For National Volunteer Week (April 15 to 21), Deer Lodge Centre wishes to recognize the countless hours our volunteers spend with all our residents and clients, enhancing their lives in so many positive ways — accompanying them on medical appointments, helping them get to a Worship Service on time, and much more.

Our volunteers are caring, loving, helpful, dedicated, thoughtful and selfless people who make a tremendous impact on all of those who call Deer Lodge Centre home. We are truly grateful for all that they do.

Joy Tanchuk, Deer Lodge Centre’s volunteer supervisor, says her volunteers’ focus on the centre’s residents and clients continues to amaze her after 15 years. “It literally warms my heart to know people like these, who give so much of their time and themselves to help those who would not be able to do things or have access to a lot of opportunities without them. The ownership and pride that goes into Making Lives Better here at DLC is like nothing else.”


Volunteer Positions Available

Deer Lodge Centre is seeking volunteers to help Make Lives Better for our patients and residents. We accept volunteers starting at the age of 13, and provide training for each position. We ask for a minimal commitment of one shift per week for the first three months, unless otherwise stated.

Volunteer Ambassador – NEW!

We’re looking for an outgoing and independent personality to provide a warm welcome to Deer Lodge residents, staff and visitors at our main entrances. You’ll offer information and directions, and may also physically escort residents and visitors to various locations.
8 am–12 pm, 12 pm–4 pm, and 4 pm–8 pm shifts available, Monday to Sunday

Chad’s Place bartender and server positions

Must have a server’s certificate for both positions
1:30-4:30 once per week, one-year commitment

Chad’s Place coffee program

Serve coffee and tea, deliver newspapers to some units

Dancing Bear Gift Shop attendant

Cash register, light cleaning, dusting, rearranging/organizing shelves, pricing, shelving items
9:45–1:15 or 12:45–4:30 shifts available, six-month commitment

For details, or to apply for a position, please contact Joy Tanchuk, Volunteer Supervisor, Deer Lodge Centre, at 204.831.2912 or

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