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

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Position ID: V-GUE0282 Last Modified: 07 May 2020 Last Full Update: 07 May 2020
Opportunity Details
Impact StatementEnjoy the fresh air together
ContactAlaina Holman, Volunteer Coordinator, St. Joseph's Health Centre; Phone: (519) 824-6000 ext 4426; Email:
Duties*Note Covid-19 update: We look forward to having you volunteer with us. Volunteers are not permitted to be at the Health Centre at this time; however we appreciate your interest in volunteering. Please submit your application and we will keep you up to date regarding when we can welcome our volunteers back with us.* 
The nice weather has arrived. Spend some time with a resident or patient at the Health Centre to enjoy the fresh air. You may walk together around the garden area, or sit to share a coffee quietly.
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BenefitsThis is an opportunity to meet new people, and brighten their day. For some residents/patients, a volunteer sitting and keeping them company will bring a smile to their face. For others, they will test your scrabble skills! Each resident/patient is an individual and we will match you accordingly. Volunteers always receive free parking on site
ClientsThere are a variety of residents and patients at the Health Centre including adults and seniors. The health status of each resident and patient will vary; including seniors living with dementia and adults with physical health challenges.
Ages16 year(s) and up
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students ; Persons with limited mobility ; Newcomers / English as a second language ; Couples ; Families
Areas of InterestFriend / Penpal ; Reading / Literacy ; Senior's Activity Support
Skills/ExperienceSelf-Motivated / Work Independently ; Sincere desire to spend time with adults/seniors. Excellent listening skills and enthusiasm to share time 1:1 with a resident. Best suited for individuals who are confident and self directed.
Commitment LengthMedium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Long Term (More than 1 year) - minimum commitment of 6 months to one year.
Interaction LevelOne-on-one
Minimum Hours1 / Week
Dates and TimesTimes are flexible to volunteer schedule. Shifts are generally 1-2hours.
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityFully Accessible
Location100 Westmount Road, Guelph
Number of PositionsGuelph: 4 individual(s) 
4 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation - provided by the Volunteer Services department ; Training on-going - Ongoing support provided by interdisciplinary staff team.
TransportationNear public transit - #3A/3B
CostCost incurred for 2 step TB test. Details will be discussed at the interview
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsCompletion of Immunization form. Details will be discussed at the interview 
Police records checks are free for residents of Guelph. Details discussed at interview
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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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