The Residence is always looking for men and women with a heart of gold and a smile that can light up a room. We want to make sure that you will enjoy your volunteering experience at the Residence. Therefore, we will meet with you and find the right position that suits your personality and meets our needs.
Here are some examples of volunteer positions:
Bereavement Support Caller
Trained community volunteers call bereaved family members periodically to offer support.
The Residence has beautiful grounds. Volunteer gardeners are always planting, trimming, watering, digging, cutting, transplanting, and keeping our grounds in tiptop shape.
Volunteers assist the chef in all aspects of making meals for the residents, visitors, the staff and volunteers. Food preparation, service and cleanup are a team effort.
Volunteers load and unload commercial washer and dryer, fold and store linens.
Volunteers assist staff with many different handyman/women tasks around the building. Great opportunity for ‘jack-of-all-trades’. Should be comfortable using tools and may sometimes do physically demanding work, e.g. lifting and moving of items, painting, etc.
Volunteers visit with patients who are terminally ill and their families to provide an atmosphere of caring and support. They are comfortable discussing matters of spirituality.
Patient Care Visitor
Volunteers visit with patients who are terminally ill and their families to provide an atmosphere of caring and support. They have supervised direct interaction with patients carrying out requests from nursing staff as deemed necessary and assist patients at mealtime. A background in nursing or related medical field is an asset but not required.
Receptionist – Office Assistant
Volunteer receptionists answer the telephone, respond and transfer calls as necessary, greet visitors, have all visitors sign in and out, give directions to rooms etc. Miscellaneous administrative tasks include recording meal tickets and parking passes.