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

Organization Name: Providence Health Care – St. Vincent’s Langara site
Opportunity Title: Visiting 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:

Visiting volunteers coming once a week to visit with one or more residents who live in our facility. The visiting is mainly having a chat with the resident but may involve playing games, reading books or going for walks around the facility (depending on the residents interests).

  • Must be 18 years old or older
  • Excellent listening and communication skills.
  • Sincere desire to interact with Elders.
  • Willingness to spend time with people who maybe very forgetful or have limited abilities to speak
  • Caring, compassionate and patient personality.
  • Responsible, reliable and committed to the program.

Ability to speak another language such as Cantonese or Punjabi is an assist but not necessary.

  • An opportunity to interact with elders in a health care setting that specializes in serving elders.
  • Opportunity to interact with health care staff.
  • Opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the residents and make new friends.
  • Criminal Records Review Required

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