Supportive Dining Volunteer

(Village of Riverside Glen)

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Position ID: V-GUE1229 Last Modified: 04 Dec 2018 Last Full Update: 04 Dec 2018
Opportunity Details
Impact StatementImprove quality of life for seniors
ContactTracey Veldhuis, Volunteer Coordinator, The Village of Riverside Glen; Phone: 519-822-5272 ext 863; Email:
DutiesVolunteers are needed to assist and encourage residents during mealtimes. Duties include escort/porter residents to and from dining area, provide supervision and verbal cueing for residents requiring direction, provide hand-over-hand assistance for residents requiring physical assistance, offer nourishment to residents requiring feeding, promote social involvement and self-confidence, clean up after resident and offer resident a hot cloth for the hands and face, and record resident’s intake on the nutrition form as required.
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BenefitsThis is a great opportunity to meet new people and befriend a resident. This is also a great opportunity to gain experience working with older adults and to make professional contacts. Volunteers looking for experience in the field of Health, Human Nutrition, Dietetics, Nursing, including Personal Support Workers and Gerontology would benefit from this volunteer opportunity. Volunteers will also receive free parking.
ClientsOlder adults living in Long Term Care
Ages15 year(s) and up
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students
Areas of InterestFood Services / Nutrition ; Friend / Penpal ; Health Care ; Senior's Activity Support ; Special Needs / Differently Abled
Skills/ExperienceThis position requires a caring and mature disposition and a person who enjoys working with older adults.
Commitment LengthMedium Term (4 months to 1 year) - Minimum of 6 months ; Long Term (More than 1 year) ; Minimum 3 month commitment.
Interaction LevelOne-on-one ; Small Group
Minimum Hours1 / Week
Dates and TimesMonday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Friday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Saturday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Sunday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Opportunities are available Monday through Sunday for all mealtimes.
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityFully Accessible
Location60 Woodlawn Rd East, Guelph
Number of PositionsGuelph: 10 individual(s) 
10 individual(s) needed in total. 
Riverside welcomes volunteer applicants from surrounding areas.
TrainingOrientation ; Training on the job - Training specific to assisting seniors in the dining room
TransportationNear public transit
Police CheckRequired
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Start DateOn or after 05 Dec 2018
Display Until30 Jun 2019
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Organization NameVillage of Riverside Glen
Office Phone519-822-5272
Address & Map
60 Woodlawn Rd E
Guelph, ON N1H 8M8
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