COVID Tester / COVID Screener
Volunteer Types: Health Care
Organization types: Disabilities, Senior Citizens
Short term (less than 6 months)
Application Deadline: March 31, 2023
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Visitors to the Carleton Lodge Long Term Care Home must be screened for COVID and may be required to undergo testing before being admitted. We are looking for volunteers to help in these tasks.

Screeners greet visitors at the entrance and have them complete a COVID questionnaire. They review the information provided and determine if the person can simply be admitted or requires further screening or testing. Screeners direct people requiring a test to the testing area. Finally, they provide visitors with a new mask and invite them to sanitize their hands.

Testers administer the Rapid Antigen Test by swabbing the inside of each cheek and the lower part of both nostrils and processing the test while the visitor waits nearby. If the result is negative, the visitor can proceed. If the result is positive, the assistance of a nurse is requested. Testers complete and file the related paperwork and discard the test material.

The work is straightforward and training is provided to ensure volunteers are comfortable performing the tasks. Protective equipment (gown, mask, gloves, eye protection) is provided to ensure volunteers are safe.

Various shifts are available. The length of the shift is 2 hour or more depending on availability.

(For a list of volunteer opportunities with the City of Ottawa go to, click on Living in Ottawa, then Volunteering. You can then browse all volunteer opportunities and apply directly to them)

Volunteer location:
55 Lodge Road, Ottawa, ON K2C 3H1. Carleton Lodge Long Term Care Home is located on the Rideau River near the point where Prince of Wales Drive meets Woodroffe Avenue. It is ideally situated for residents of Manotick, Barrhaven and Nepean South. The Lodge has ample parking. The nearest bus stop is a short walk away.


Kim Ouellette
@City of Ottawa - Long Term Care - Carleton Lodge
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This position would be great for: Adults, Seniors (65+)
Number of Positions Available: 20
Good for people interested in: Health Care
You will be helping with: Persons with disabilities or medical conditions, Seniors

Volunteer Considerations

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  • Vulnerable sector check required
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