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Sister Simone Forest
to be held at 1:00 pm Friday, February 16, 2024.
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Sister Simone Forest



Each year, volunteers at Despins Residence and at Villa Aulneau of all ages and abilities generously donate their time. They provide essential support to our delivery of innovative services and care.

To find out what volunteer opportunities we offer, please contact:

Dr. Susy Santos,

Director of Care and Innovation at:




Are you looking for a meaningful way to get involved in the community, meet new people and create meaningful connections with others?

Résidence Despins is looking for people like you to connect with residents in our homes. Volunteers are a vital link to help co-create living environments where life is good!

From enjoying conversations and walks to sharing in hobbies and pastimes, as a volunteer, a wide range of opportunities exist for you. No matter where you volunteer within our community, you add meaning and joy to the lives of the people who live and work here. Whether you like connecting directly with residents or prefer to be behind-the-scenes supporting staff, we believe there can be a place for you in our Compassion Crew.

We are now taking new applications for volunteer opportunities starting in January 2024! To fill out a volunteer application please click here.

Some Benefits to Volunteering at Résidence Despins

  • You can access Résidence Despins and Reseau Compassion Network’s Training opportunities.
  • You may request a reference, for future employment and scholarship opportunities.
  • You are welcome to join Résidence Despins’ committees.
  • You’re invited to Volunteer recognition and appreciation events.
  • You’re a part of a fun community!

Résidence Despins is a proud member of the Réseau Compassion Network. For further information about the Compassion Crew, please click here.