H.E.L.P (Hospital Elder Life Program)

Date of Request: Monday March 24, 2014
Number of Volunteers Required: 5

Days of the Week Volunteer is Required:

Times of day Required:

  10:00am-1:00pm OR 2:00pm-5:00pm OR 5:00pm-8:00pm

Brief Description of Position:
HELP (Hospital Elder Life Program) gives volunteers a level of patient contact and responsibility that is unique. Volunteers are specifically trained to provide one-to-one assistance in 4 intervention areas: visiting, feeding assistance, early mobilization and therapeutic activities.  Volunteers help to create a friendly environment by providing sympathetic support, encouragement and companionship to older patients and their families.  During one volunteer shift, volunteers may support 3 or 4 individual patients.

In addition to the general Health Centre Orientation, all volunteer will have additional 16hr of classroom training for this position.

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