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About the Position
1957 - Bingo Volunteers
Position Address:
MIBCA: 155 Forum Drive, Mississauga, ON, Canada


MICBA Forum Italia Community Services (Forum Italia) operates a Supportive Housing Program with the purpose of providing Attendant Services to seniors 65 and over in permanent community residential settings when their support service needs require the availability of 24-hour, on-site assistance. The role of any Supportive Housing program is to provide an alternative to Long Term Care facilities while maintaining people’s independence and integration into their communities. Ours is a multicultural initiative that has matured into an established presence, highly regarded in the community that we serve.

We have always recognized the challenges that older adults (especially seniors 65+) face in terms of being isolated within their communities, and in feeling genuinely lonely. Such isolation and loneliness often lead to physical and emotional health issues that seriously compromise a senior's enjoyment of life.

Bingo is easy for seniors to play and whether you win a little or a lot, every player can join in the fun and have a good time. Bingo takes concentration, including hand/eye coordination - which assists physical dexterity, listening, and short-term memory skills. It promotes socialization - which is essential for seniors to maintain a happy and healthy lifestyle. Bingo is an excellent way to promote mental, emotional, and physical health.

Our weekly Bingo program is open to all residents of 155 & 195 Forum Drive (Mississauga) as well as any family or friends from the community. Volunteers make this program possible!


What a Bingo Volunteer will:

  • COVID-19: Get screened by Screener at greeting desk. Please complete questionnaire, sign on log and sanitize your hands
  • Sign in at the volunteer office and obtain attendance sheet
  • Sanitize all tables while wearing PPE gloves upon arrival in the area where Bingo will be played
  • Wash your hands in kitchen after removing your gloves
  • Set up tables under lighting and ensure only 2 chairs per table across from each other to en COVID-19 distancing
  • Remind residents to participate by calling or knocking at door (names of paricipants and their room numbers on sheet)
  • Introduce yourself and welcome people as they arrive, limit of first 8 people ONLY (max capacity for COVID)
  • Ensure that seniors sanitize hands as they come in the room or as they sit down at table
  • COVID-19: While wearing gloves, hand out bingo cards to residents and collect money
  •  Sort money in cups and spray with sanitizing germasolve 
  •  Take attendance (when in doubt ask the residents to tell you their room numbers)
  •  Start the game and make sure when calling numbers to be loud and clear
  •  Winners receive the money pot in the corresponding container, if more than one person has bingo please divide evenly
  •  When all games are finished, please ask seniors to leave all cards on table and thank them for coming
  •  COVID-19: Sanitize all tables and cards with use of gloves and wipes 
  •  Wash your hands in kitchen after removing gloves
  •  Fix furniture and put away bingo calling board and cards in cabinet
  •  Sign out at the volunteer office 
  •  Slide attendance sheet under the Volunteer Coordinator door
  •   COVID-19: Please sanitize your hands on the way out at exit

As indicated within the procedure outlined above, COVID-19 precautions/protocols are strictly adhered to, for the health & safety of all involved in this leisure activity

Easily access the MICBA volunteer application form by creating a volunteer profile with Volunteer MBC, then click the yellow box 'Apply Now!' (above). After submitting your Application, please monitor your email 'Junk/Spam' folders and leave space on your voicemail for communications from MICBA. Thank you for your interest in this worthwhile program!


  • Excellent opportunity to assist seniors in your local community
  • Bring to a well-known, established seniors living space your talent, skills, experience, especially in leisure activities
  • Network with seniors, their families, friends, extend your connections
  • Personal satisfaction that you enjoyed contributing to the enhancement of local seniors' lifestyles, their health and wellness, while having FUN!


  1. Familiarity with the game of Bingo, and you're prepared to learn how it's played at MICBA, then help our seniors play and enjoy a fun, leisure experience
  2. Ability to strictly observe COVID-19 Safety Protocols and the requirements of the 'role' (see DESCRIPTION, above)
  3. Experience assisting seniors in their daily living, health and wellness is welcome, but not required
  4. Reference Check Form: two references will be required
  5. Police Vulnerable Sector Check:
  6. Online 'customer service' training re. persons with disabilities > AODA:
  7. Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate

SCREENING of applicants will initially be remote/virtual (telephone/email/online interviewing), unless otherwise advised

Min Age: 18   
Police Check: Required   
Resume:Not required   
Driver's Licence: Not required   
Proof of Vaccination: Required

Time Commitment
This is a Medium Term (4 - 6 months) commitment starting 2023-04-06
Shifts are available on the following days
 - Thursday Evening, Saturday Afternoon


ORIENTATION onsite is required (approximatly 1.5 hours long). This will include: policy review, documentation to be signed, facility tour, and volunteers take home our volunteer handbook and an information package.

TRAINING will be provided by an experienced Bingo volunteer, over at least 2 sessions.

More Details
Areas of Interest: Sports & Recreation, Senior Support
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible washroom, Wheelchair Accessible Parking, Fully Accessible Workplace
Ideal for: Individuals, Older Adults

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