We currently have vacancies for volunteers in the following areas:
- DRIVERS - Do you enjoy meeting new
people, giving back to your community and driving? Why not consider
becoming a volunteer driver for Pelham Cares?
Pelham Cares provides drives to medical appointments for residents of Pelham who do not drive, or... have family or friends to assist. Volunteer drivers choose when and where they are able to drive.
- STUDENTS (FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS - assisting with our Mascot)
If you are able to provide a small amount of time each month for the betterment of the community, please complete a volunteer application form and return it to the Pelham Cares office.
For more information on volunteering, please contact: Lori Grande, Coordinator - Client Services at 905-892-5300 or [email protected]. If we are unable to answer your call, please leave a message and your call will be returned at the earliest opportunity.
Did You Know?
Did You Know?
In 2016 Pelham Cares had 63 registered volunteers serving the families of Pelham, with many more assisting at the Annual Pelham Community Food Drive held in December!
- logged 4,740 volunteer hours
- drove over 25,844 kilometers
- sorted and organized thousands of pounds of food, donated by our generous community
- packed and distributed 366 food hampers to over 60 Pelham families
- packed and distributed 109 holiday hampers to our families
- completed 388 drives, safely assisting our clients to and from medical appoints within and outside of the Niagara Region
- shopped for perishable food items, included in our weekly food hampers
- wrote over 500 thank you notes to our valued donors
- picked-up hundreds of boxes used to store and deliver food
- organized a major fundraising event
- attended meetings, workshops, and conferences, on behalf of Pelham Cares
- attended numerous community events, representing Pelham Cares
Thank you to all of our volunteers...we could not do it without YOU!
Celebrating Our Volunteers
The Ontario Volunteer Service Awards
The Ontario Volunteer
Service Awards are a way for the government to recognize volunteers for
their undeniable contributions. The awards are also a way to thank
volunteers for their continuous years of commitment and dedicated
service to a group. Award winners received pins and certificates recognizing their commitment, energy and years of service in the community.
2017 Recipients - Carole Chapman , Jane Gilmour , William (Bill) Lamb , Ross McCarthy , Keith Moore ,
Holly Swan 
2016 Recipients - Marty Kicul , Sue Kicul , Margaret Rice , Michael Rice , Sandra Warden , Caroline Toffolo 
2015 Recipients - Jacinthe Langlais , Linda Roach , Tom Boyce , Anne Robbins , Harold Griffin ,
George Kowalski 
2014 Recipients - Bill Hughson , Allan Mullin , Gerald Taylor , Catherine Tirpko , Colleen McCarthy ,
Ross McCarthy 
2013 Recipients - Sibyl Bergenstein , Fred Disher , Paul Owen , Marilyn Check , Peter Martinak ,
Evelyn Martinak 
2012 Recipients - Gerry Berkhout , Gail Hilyer , Carole Chapman , Bill Chapman , Erma Hofford ,
Keith Moore 
2011 Recipients - Ken Angle , Jane Gilmour , Brett McQueen [Youth], Mary Morse , Caroline Toffolo ,
Brandon Young [Youth]
2010 Recipients - Mary Balint, Tom Boyce , Harold Griffin , George Kowalski , Colleen McCarthy ,
Anne Robbins 
2008 Recipients - Ken Angle , Graham Gilmour , Jane Gilmour , Ella Owen , Paul Owen , Henry Wegman 
2007 Recipients - Sharon Farion , Albert Kiers , Colleen McCarthy , Ross McCarthy , Deidre Railton ,
Jean Welsh 
2006 Recipients - Marilyn Check , Gerry MacDonald , Evelyn Martinak , Anne Robbins ,
George Rooke ,Gladys Treitz 
2005 Recipients - Mr. & Mrs. Al and Judith Bridgeman , Holly Swan , Marie Griffin , Peter Martinak ,
George Kowalski 
2004 Recipients - Mr. & Mrs. T Finamore  , Mary Morse, Harold Griffen  Mr.& Mrs.R Vahrmeyer 
Town of Pelham Volunteer Awards 2016
Congratulations to all Award Winners at the 2016 Town of Pelham Volunteer Recognition Social celebrating
"The Power of ONE"!
We are grateful to all of our many volunteers at Pelham Cares, this year's nominees were:
Peer Award - Sandra Warden
Corporate Citizen Recognition:
5X5 Design Studio & Mokus Restaurant
Retire-At-Home Services recognized mature adults over the age of 60 years who have made a significant impact in the lives of others through volunteerism. Pelham Cares has been proud to nominate the following dedicated volunteers for their service to our organization:
Pelham Cares 2014 Recipients - Jane Gilmour, Bill Hughson, Sandra Warden
Pelham Cares 2013 Recipients - Tom Boyce, Colleen McCarthy, Linda Roach
Ron Kore Honoured as Pelham Citizen of the year 2017.
Ron is a former member of our Board of Directors, and a long time supporter of Pelham Cares!
Tracy Holmwood received the David McLauchlan Memorial Award in 2015.
An industry award, presented by the Insurance Institute of Ontario Niagara/Hamilton Chapter, to a person who goes beyond the call of duty, donating time to charity and quietly goes about their business to the benefit of the insurance industry and community.
Gerry Berkhout received the Rotary International - Paul Harris Fellow Award in 2015 (Gerry is 3rd from left)
Jane Gilmour and Ron Kore received the Rotary International - Paul Harris Fellow Award in 2014
David Swan Honored
Pelham Citizen of the Year 2013
Fred Disher Honored
Pelham Citizen of the Year 2012
Sandy Warden Honored
Pelham Citizen of the Year 2011
Gail Hilyer Honoured
Pelham Citizen of the Year 2009