Volunteers contribute in a variety of ways at Rideau Community Health Services. In general, volunteers are recruited to assist with specific programs, projects or events.

Volunteers currently support our sites in the following ways:

  • Serving on the Board of Directors
    • Roles and Responsibilities - Policy GOV20 and GOV30
  • Participating on a working committee of the Board or other CHC "Action Teams"
  • Assisting with special events and projects as needed
  • Acting as a Co-Leader for the Living Well Program


Watch for new volunteer opportunities as they will be posted on this page and advertised in the local media.

If you are interested in volunteering, contact us for more information.



Providing health care is a dynamic and challenging environment. Rideau Community Health Services (RCHS) is a fully accredited, non-profit, community-governed organization representing Smiths Falls Community Health Centre, Rideau Valley Diabetes Services and Merrickville District Community Health Centre. RCHS is a vibrant organization which oversees the provision of a broad range of services (including primary health care, health promotion, diabetes education, telemedicine etc.) in support of the health and well-being of members of our communities.

We require Board Members with: knowledge of the community; a wish to learn more about health and social support services; and a desire to improve the health and well-being of all members of our communities. Experience with one or more of the following: a non-profit board, financial oversight, strategic planning, change management and community engagement would be helpful. The Board meets monthly in either Merrickville or Smiths Falls; members also participate in committee work. Potential board members need to live, work or volunteer in Lanark or Leeds and Grenville, and be over 18 years of age.

If you are interested in contributing to our communities in a meaningful manner, then we invite you to submit a brief résumé, by April 22nd, 2016 to the Nominating Committee, RCHS, PO Box 550, Merrickville, ON, K0G 1N0 or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For more information please visit our website at www.RideauCHS.ca or contact Peter McKenna, Executive Director, at 613-269-3400, extension 224.


Funding for Rideau Community Health Services (RCHS) has been provided by the South East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN). RCHS is also supported by the Ministry of Community and Social Services and by the communities and people we serve.