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Volunteer - Opportunities

We are always looking for volunteers to assist throughout the health region, in long term care, home care, acute care and region-wide. 

• How to Apply 
• Opportunities

 

Current Opportunities Are:

 

NEW! Assiniboia Union and Ross Payant - Various Areas

Meals on Wheels

Canteen Cart

 

Click these links for listings of some of the many more opportunities available:
Acute Care | Long Term Care | Home Care | Regional

Acute Care

Admitting - Welcome, direct and assist patients, their families and friends. 

Canteen Cart - Distribute snacks, drinks and reading material throughout the Dr. F.H. Wigmore Regional Hospital for sale to patients, staff and volunteers.

Cardiac Rehab and/or Visitation - A Cardiac Visiting Volunteer is a qualified individual who is a former cardiac patient or spouse and who has attended an orientation program provided by the Patient Education Centre and Volunteer Department.
Clergy - Approved clergy members visit on behalf of their denomination – they may be asked to assist with special services (i.e., Christmas Services or Memorial Services).
Foundation - Assist with special events (i.e., selling tickets, promotions, etc.)
Gift Shop - Operate and carry out tasks in the Gift Shop.
Lay Visitors - Visit patients on behalf of their clergy members.
Resource Centre - Online search requests for departments, physicians, etc. and circulating articles and tables of contents for online journals.

Pastoral Care - Identify patients who wish to be visited by a member of the clergy and facilitate such visits.  Update and maintain current list of patients requesting pastoral visits. 

Physiotherapy - Assist with exercise programs and a variety of tasks.  Cast Clinic volunteers provide direction to clients upon arrival.

Volunteens - Assist patients and staff.  This may include delivering flowers/newspapers, filling water jugs, running errands and visiting.

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Long Term Care

Activity Program and Special Events - Assist residents with a variety of recreational and diversional activities including crafts, games, films and providing entertainment or special programs. 
Baking Group - Assist selected residents with a weekly baking session.  Prepare the baking supplies and ensure that the residents participate to as great an extent possible, followed by tea.
Canteen Cart - Distribute snacks, drinks and reading material from room to room for sale to clients, staff and visitors. 
Clergy - Approved clergy members visit on behalf of their denomination – they may be asked to assist with special services (i.e., Christmas Services or Memorial Services).
Entertainment - Provide music and/or lead signing for residents.
Lay Visitors - Visit patients on behalf of their clergy members.
Pastoral Care - Identify patients who wish to be visited by a member of the clergy and facilitate such visits.  Update and maintain current list of patients requesting pastoral visits. 
Pet Therapy - Humane Society provides a pet therapy program for selected residents to observe, hold and stroke.  Ensure both resident safety and safe handling of animals. 
Special Needs, One-on-One - Assist selected residents with diversional activities such as reading, etc.

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Home Care

Meals on Wheels - Responsible for transporting meals to clients who are unable to prepare nutritionally-balanced meals for various reasons.  Can be done by a group or individually. 
Pastoral Care - Identify patients who wish to be visited by a member of the clergy and facilitate such visits.  Update and maintain current list of patients requesting pastoral visits. 
Shopping - Escort clients on shopping trips.
Telephone Surveillance - Phone clients in the morning to make sure they are all right and provide social interaction.
Visitation - Provide companionship to socially-isolated clients in their homes.  May include going on outings, visiting, letter writing, etc.
Volunteer Transportation - To be available on a casual on-call basis.  Drive clients who are unable to drive themselves to various appointments, to pay bills, etc.

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Regional

Clerical - Assigned to various departments throughout the health region to assist with reports, data entry, stuffing envelopes, etc.
Falls Prevention - A volunteer with an interest and understanding of falls prevention.  Volunteers must attend specific orientation and training.  Duties may include assisting at information presentations in communities, aiding in discussions and sharing the regional program. 
First Responder - A volunteered individual who is trained with knowledge and skills to respond to medical or trauma emergency 911 calls.  This may be when a neighbour calls for an ambulance, or when an accident in the community occurs, a First Responder would attend to the scene first and help out the injured until an ambulance would arrive on scene. Click here for more information.
Flu Clinic - Assist Public Health or Occupational Health with the delivery of immunization clinics during the Fall. 
Live Well with Chronic Conditions - Provide practical suggestions and support to build confidence and skills needed to manage the everyday challenges of living with a chronic health condition.  Live Well volunteers must attend specific orientation and training before actively volunteering. 

Palliative - Palliative Care is the physical, emotional, social and spiritual care given to a dying individual and his or her loved ones where active treatment is no longer the goal.  Such care may occur in a hospital ward or a long term care facility, but it is usually a service provided at home.  Duties may include companion sitting, reading, music, writing, etc.  Palliative volunteers must attend specific orientation and training before actively volunteering. 

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