VOLUNTEER PROGRAM OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteers are always welcome and needed to help with a variety of exciting programs and services offered to our residents. Below are some opportunities and programs available in our facilities.
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Volunteer Categories

  • Adult Volunteers
  • Junior Volunteers
  • Pastoral Care Volunteers
  • Work Experience Volunteers
  • Community Bingo Volunteers
  • Special Placement Volunteers
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Volunteer Programs

  • Ambassador Program
    Volunteers meet and greet families of residents as well as the general public. They provide information to them and generally welcome guest to to the Long Term Care Centre in a friendly atmosphere

  • Fun & Fit / Exercise Class
    Volunteers assist with exercises to help residents maintain their strength and increase independence

  • Fundraising Bingos
    These occur in community bingo halls as per the attached schedual.pdf. Volunteers have the opportunity to meet people, to socialize, exercise selling skills and are given an excellent meal as well as beverages throughout the bingo

  • Bingo program in-house
    Volunteers take residents to the area where the bingo game is being held as well as assist them with watching and marking their cards, and encouraging participation in these programs

  • Pastoral Care
    Volunteers provide companionship and assist with the spiritual guidance of residents

  • Church Porters
    Volunteers assist wheelchair-bound residents to chapel services (on-site) and return them to their rooms after services (weekend opportunities are available)

  • Gardening / Spades & Hoes (Plant Care)
    An opportunity to share knowledge and increase self-esteem with the residents through successful growth and/or maintenance of indoor and outdoor gardens

  • Crafts / Baking
    Volunteers encourage creativity and socialization using their own skills, while focusing on the ability of the residents

  • Pet Therapy / Challengers
    Volunteers and their pets spend time with the residents to increase sensory stimulation, reminiscence and to provide amusement

  • Sing Along
    Residents gather to sing songs familiar to them and in their language

  • Mobile Library Therapy
    Volunteers deliver reading material to the residents, in a familiar language, to help encourage independent leisure time

  • Community Outings
    Volunteers assist with taking residents on outings, which provides them with a change of environment to stimulate cognition and to increase enjoyment of life

  • News and Views
    Volunteers interact with residents to keep them informed of current issues and news, and to encourage them to express their opinions or reminisce

  • Live Entertainment
    Voluntary entertainment provides sensory stimulation, increases reminiscence and decreases boredom

  • Birthday Party
    Volunteers assist in the celebrations honouring those residents whose birth month it is

  • Appointments
    Assist residents on to attend appointments outside the facility

  • Computers
    Volunteers assist residents with computers and Internet service

  • Porter
    Volunteers porter residents to and from the various programs, activities and special events they wish to attend

  • Laundry Assistant
    Volunteers assist with folding the laundry

  • Group Therapy Assistant
    Volunteers provide assistance to the therapists who conduct the activities

  • Special Events
    Volunteers assist with special events such as bake sales, seasonal parties and events, etc.

  • Kitchen Assistant
    Volunteers assist kitchen staff with preparing, serving, and cleaning up after meals

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