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Quality of Life Ambassador

Bethany CollegeSide

Older Adults

1 - 2 hours

Weekly

Suitable for:

Adult

Criminal Record Check Required?

Prior to completing application form, please contact Volunteer Coordinator at above email or 403 357 3702

SUMMARY
Support sensory stimulation programming for senior residents by assisting with some or all of the following: Rolls and strolls (walking), hand massages, nail painting, aromatherapy, exploring sensory equipment with residents, puppy video/armchair travel, puzzles, bingo, art therapy (painting, drawing and crafts), friendly visits (one to one), drumming, music programs, bowling, reading, virtual/video visits and gardening.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES
• Demonstrate awareness and adhere to all Service Excellence Standards, practices and guidelines as outlined in the Volunteer Handbook and Orientation.
• Follow all infection control and health practices/procedures which may include use of PPE and specific screening in an outbreak or pandemic
• Complete education sessions or mandatory reviews as required
• Interact with residents while supporting, assisting and encouraging them to participate in therapeutic programs, activities, projects or tasks
• Assist staff in planning and delivering recreational/occupational service program activities
• Prepare for the program and porter as necessary
• Tidy and store supplies when done
• Monitor safety of all involved in the use of tools, supplies or equipment
• Wear Bethany Volunteer Photo Identification
• Record volunteer hours

ATTRIBUTES/SKILL REQUIREMENT
• Ability to socialize with and assist cognitively and/or physically challenged residents with a variety of skill levels
• Independent, reliable and flexible
• Mature, patient, tolerant and caring

TRAINING AND/OR PREPARATION
• General Volunteer Orientation
• Security Clearance
• Standards of Conduct-Confidentiality Agreement
• Consent for Release of Personal Information-Photographs
• Receipt and Understanding of Volunteer Handbook
• Two volunteer references
• Dementia Training recommended
• Specific training for position
• Complete any outbreak and/or pandemic training s directed

Organization Contact

Kimberly Darbyson

Application Deadline: 

Volunteer Application Form