Meal Assistant
Volunteer Types: Disability Support, Health Care
Organization types: Disabilities, Health and Diseases, Senior Citizens
Short term (less than 6 months)
Application Deadline: January 31, 2024
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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

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 to view our COVID-19 status and complete an online volunteer application.
Volunteer location:
1750 Russell Road


Bernadette Lee-Wo
@Perley Health
Ext: 2305
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

Volunteer Considerations

  • Vulnerable sector check required
  • Public transportation available
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