Inpatient Visiting Volunteer

(Guelph General Hospital)

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Position ID: V-GUE2578 Last Modified: 05 Feb 2018 Last Full Update: 05 Feb 2018
Opportunity Details
Impact StatementProvide a positive patient experience
ContactLaura Hutchings, Director, Volunteer Resources, Student Registration & Spiritual Care, Guelph General Hospital; Phone: (519) 837-644 ext 2398; Email:
Duties• Provide social interaction with patients and visitors on the medical and surgical units  
• Inform them that you are there to make their visit as comfortable as possible.  
• Sit with patients or family members who may be alone. 
• Take family to different floors as needed to be with the patient 
• Water flowers/plants
Benefits• The satisfaction of knowing you have brightened a patient’s day. 
• Support the work of staff so they can focus on the medical treatment of patients 
• Experience interacting with people from different backgrounds 
• Comforting a patient who is there alone 
• Free parking 
• Free beverage on your shift 
• Opportunity for educational/training sessions
ClientsHospital patients and visitors
Ages15 year(s) and up
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students
Areas of InterestHealth Care
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Customer Service ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently
Commitment LengthLong Term (More than 1 year)
Interaction LevelSolitary ; One-on-one
Minimum Hours2 / Week
Dates and TimesMonday: Afternoon, Evening (4:30 - 6:30 pm) 
Tuesday: Afternoon, Evening (4:30 - 6:30 pm) 
Wednesday: Afternoon, Evening (4:30 - 6:30 pm) 
Thursday: Afternoon, Evening (4:30 - 6:30 pm) 
Friday: Afternoon, Evening (4:30 - 6:30 pm) 
Saturday: Morning, Afternoon (11 am - 1 pm) 
Sunday: Morning, Afternoon (11 am - 1 pm)
SeasonsYear Round
LocationGuelph General Hospital
Number of PositionsGuelph: 10 individual(s) 
10 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Training is required ; Scheduled training ; Training on the job ; Training on-going
TransportationNear public transit
CostMay be cost for health care provider to complete preplacement medical form (not able to reimburse) 
Cost of $20 for scrub shirt or $25 for vest
Police CheckRequired
Display Until31 Dec 2018
Agency Details
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Organization NameGuelph General Hospital
Office PhoneReception and patient inquiries 519-822-5350 * Automated telephone 519-837-6440 * Emergency 519-837-6420
Address & Map
115 Delhi St
Guelph, ON N1E 4J4
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