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

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Position ID: V-GUE0282 Last Modified: 12 Jun 2017 Last Full Update: 06 Jun 2017
Opportunity Details
Impact StatementEnjoy the fresh air together
ContactAlaina Holman, Volunteer Coordinator, St. Joseph's Health Centre; Phone: (519) 824-6000 ext 4426; Email:
DutiesThe 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.
Ages14 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
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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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