Volunteer Types: Disability Support, Health Care
Organization types: Disabilities, Health and Diseases, Senior Citizens
Short term (less than 6 months)
Application Deadline: May 31, 2023
Volunteer Meal Assistants help provide a pleasurable dining experience for residents in long-term care. They assist the nursing team to set up the dining room, porter residents at mealtime, serve, feed, socialize and clean up. Please apply online at www.perleyhealth.ca/volunteeers
How will this opportunity benefit the volunteer?
An extensive training program includes a general volunteer orientation session, feeding handbook & video and a hands-on training with the PSW Supervisor. Volunteers are supported, at all times, by registered nursing staff.
Per existing pandemic protocols, all Perley Rideau volunteers are tested for COVID-19, on site, every week. All individuals entering the home are screened daily for COVID symptoms and their temperature is checked upon entry and exit. Volunteers will be provided with a clean, procedural mask at every visit and a face shield to be worn while interacting with residents.
Volunteers will be assigned to one of our 12 resident units, ensuring consistency serving a group of no more than 40 residents.
Our screening program includes an interview, reference checks, vulnerable sector check and tuberculosis assessment. Annual flu vaccination is strongly encouraged. We require a minimum 3-month commitment.
How will the organization benefit?
This is your opportunity to make a positive impact in the lives of vulnerable seniors who have faced difficult restrictions during the pandemic. We encourage you to visit www.perleyhealth.ca to view our COVID-19 status and complete an online volunteer application.
1750 Russell Road
Time it will take to contact applicants:
This position would be great for: Adults, High School Students (14-18), Newcomers to Canada, Seniors (65+), Young Adults (19-24)
Number of Positions Available: 30
Good for people interested in: Disability Support, Health Care
You will be helping with: Persons with disabilities or medical conditions, Seniors
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