Providence Health Care – St. Vincent’s Langara site (Health Care Recreation Activity Volunteers)

Organization Name: Providence Health Care – St. Vincent’s Langara site
Opportunity Title: Health Care Recreation Activity Volunteers
Category: Health / Medical
Commitment: Less than 6 months
Start Date: April 15, 2019
End Date: April 15, 2020

  • Background/police check required
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged between 18 and 55
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged 55 and over
  • Training or orientation required
Opportunity Description:

This position involves volunteers helping to porter wheelchair bound elders to and from the activity space to help with the various social activities we offer our residents. Volunteers under the direction of a Rehab Assistant, will help with the set up and take down of the activity, and generally assist the residents with the playing of the games and other activities.

  • Able to assist elders who have physical and/or cognitive challenges.
  • Physically capable of pushing elders in wheelchairs and carrying out physical tasks as required.
  • Able to communicate well in verbal and written English.
  • Friendly, reliable, patient and respectful.
  • Able to follow direction and enjoy teamwork.
  • Willingness to listen, learn and develop effective ways to interact with elders.
  • Sincere interest in the social needs elders.
  • Want to have FUN!
  • Gain valuable experience with elders in a healthcare environment
  • Enhance the quality of life of elders
  • Access to educational opportunities, references, scholarships and monthly draw prizes
  • Opportunity to volunteer with a Rehab Assistant
  • Criminal Records Check required

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