Cumpano Volunteer

(St Joseph's Health Centre Guelph, Guelph - Westmount Rd)

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Position ID: V-GUE0013 Last Modified: 02 May 2018 Last Full Update: 02 May 2018
Opportunity Details
Impact StatementWe all know food tastes better when with friends
ContactAlaina Holman, Volunteer Coordinator, St. Joseph's Health Centre; Phone: 519-824-6000; ext. 4426; Email:
DutiesCum Pano is Latin for with bread, loosely translated it can mean "the person with who you share your bread". The volunteer task of supporting at mealtime may seem simple, but to the resident and patients it means that someone cares!
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BenefitsMost of us look forward to mealtime. It's an important part of our day, not only for nourishment but for socializing and a natural transition through the day. Residents and patients at the Health Centre really enjoy having a volunteer to socialize with and also to assist as necessary with their mealtime. This is a great opportunity to build social skills, learn about the Health Care environment and hear amazing stories from residents and patients.
ClientsResidents and patients of St. Joseph's Health Centre
Ages16 year(s) and up
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; Couples ; Workplaces / Corporate Groups
Areas of InterestFood Services / Nutrition ; Friend / Penpal ; Health Care ; Program Coordination / Support ; Senior's Activity Support ; Special Needs / Differently Abled
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; No experience required. All volunteers require is a sincere desire to assist the residents and patients and make their day brighter. The Health Centre will provide the necessary training.
Commitment LengthMedium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Short term or Long Term. Schedule is flexible and can be accommodated accordingly throughout the year.
Interaction LevelSmall Group ; One-on-one with a resident; however you will be in a dining room environment with other staff and residents.
Minimum Hours1.5 / Week
Dates and TimesMonday: Morning, Afternoon 
Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon 
Friday: Morning, Afternoon 
Saturday: Morning, Afternoon 
Sunday: Morning, Afternoon 
Volunteers can choose a shift according to their own availability. Breakfast 7:45am-9:00am, Lunch is 11:45-1:00pm, Dinner 4:45-6:00pm
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityFully Accessible
Location100 Westmount Rd., Guelph
Number of PositionsGuelph: 8 individual(s) 
8 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; General Orientation and training is provided by the Volunteer Department and the Speech Language Pathology Department provides specific training regarding meal support.
TransportationNear public transit - On Bus Route 3A/3B
Costcost incurred for 2 step TB test. Details will be discussed at interview.
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsAgency interview and references required. Also completion of the Immunization form. Details will be further discussed at the interview.
Display Until22 Oct 2018
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Organization NameSt Joseph's Health Centre Guelph, Guelph - Westmount Rd
Office Phone519-824-6000
Address & Map
100 Westmount Rd
Guelph, ON N1H 5H8
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