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965 - Tombola (Italian Bingo) Volunteer > PLEASE APPLY NOW!
Position Address:
MICBA, 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.TOMBOLA! That's what you'll be hearing if someone wins the jackpot! An Italian version of Bingo, Tombola is a traditional board game that was first played in Naples in the 18th century. Since then, this classic has only grown in popularity. Come join us as a volunteer helping to conduct Tombola sessions for the entertainment and pleasure of our resident seniors, many of whom are from a Italian cultural background.


As a Tombola volunteer, you'll be engaged in welcoming residents to our residence dining room where the game will be played, then assisting in the purchase of Tombola cards and in playing them. A volunteer will call out the numbers, and you'll assist in winnings being distributed to jackpot winners. Specifically:

  1. Sign in at the volunteer office and obtain attendance sheet
  2. Remind and recruit residents to participate (names and rooms numbers on sheet)
  3. Take attendance (when in doubt ask the residents to tell you their apartment numbers)
  4. Introduce yourself
  5. Turn lights on and set up the tables to be used in the dining room
  6. The volunteer is in charge of the game and you will be the one who calls out the numbers
  7. Residents randomly will receive individual Tombola cards. The players buy the cards, and the money is divided into five prizes, from lowest to highest
  8. Start the game and the 'caller' will make sure when calling numbers to be loud and clear
  9. Volunteer to assist residents that need help 
  10.  Clean up when the game is finished (restore the dining tables/chairs) 
  11.  Before, during, and after the session, follow COVID-19 Safety Protocols (incl. sanitizing tables and chairs)
  12.  Sign out at the volunteer office, leabing the attendance sheet under the office door

PLEASE APPLY AT THE EARLIEST OPPORTUNITY. 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 Tombola, and you're prepared to learn how it's played at MICBA, then help our seniors play and enjoy a fun, leisure experience
  2. Fluency in Italian REQUIRED
  3. Minimum engagement volunteering of 60 HOURS
  4. Ability to strictly observe COVID-19 Safety Protocols and the requirements of the 'role' (see DESCRIPTION, above)
  5. Experience assisting seniors in their daily living, health and wellness is welcome, but not required
  6. Reference Check Form: 2 references will be required
  7. Police Vulnerable Sector Checkhttps://www.peelpolice.ca/en/services/record-checks-and-suspensions-pardons.aspx
  8. Online 'customer service' training re. persons with disabilities > AODA: https://accessforward.ca/newado/csstandardmodule
  9. COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate

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

Min Age: 18
Max Age: 99   
Police Check: Required   
Resume:Not required   
Driver's Licence: Not required   
Proof of Vaccination: Required

Time Commitment
This is a Long Term (More than 6 months) commitment
Shifts are available Anytime

MICBA sets the schedule for its Tombola sessions, bearing in mind the active leisure activity schedule at our facility. Details will be provided in the course of SCREENING suitable volunteer candidates.


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 Tombola volunteer or by staff, including a comprehensive briefing re. COVID-19 Safety Protocols

More Details
Areas of Interest: Culture & Heritage, Senior Support, Multilingual
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible washroom, Wheelchair Accessible Parking, Fully Accessible Workplace
Ideal for: Individuals, Newcomers, Older Adults

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