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Volunteer Opportunities

As a non profit organization, we graciously accept volunteers of all abilities to assist us in programming and hosting inclusive events. Please contact us to obtain our volunteer application.

Team Member Opportunities 

Part Time Respite Support Provider

Respite Support Worker will support a  group of adults of all abilities. The Respite Support Worker will assist Abode Respite Member's participate in monthly programming and lots of community inclusion to the best of their ability. The Respite Support Worker must understand that they are an independent contractor and will act as a part of a team working with Abode'e Members using group respite services, their family, and other Abode Respite Team Members.


10-20/scheduled hours weekly Monday-Friday, plus call-in opportunities. 



Post Secondary Education in related field

Experience supporting people of all abilities

CPR First Aid Certification

Valid Vulnerable Sectors Police Clearance

Valid Ontario Drivers License

**Food Handlers Certificate considered an asset


The applicant must be compassionate

The applicant must use People First language

The applicant must firmly believe in celebrating people of all abilities, and fostering an inclusive community

How to Apply:

Please email your resume and cover letter to Executive Director, Heather McCann-Smith.

Only successful applicants will be contacted for an interview.


 Abode Respite Services Inc. depends on donations from our community to keep or organization thriving. 

Gently used games, garden supplies, craft and office supplies, and grocery bags are graciously accepted on a regular basis.

Abode Respite is in need of purchasing a van to better support our members and are actively seeking to open a respite home in Essex to support members in our community 24/7.Any financial assistance in this mission is greatly appreciated. 

Are you able to help? 

Click here for more information on how you can help Abode open a respite house.

Wish List Item

Light Weights (5 lbs)

Gently Used Games


M/L Vinyl Medical Gloves from Costco

Grocery Bags

Craft/Office Supplies

Please contact us for any further questions...

Thank You!