Volunteers have visits with their "Little" on a consistent basis, usually once a week.
Volunteers invest time and attention into a child who faces adversity, build a friendship with them, and develop trust and respect. This could mean playing online games with them, engaging in a conversation about what's on their mind, doing virtual workouts together, cooking, or any other type of activity that will engage a child and draw out their personality and interests.
• Initiate conversations based on appropriate topics
• Demonstrate active listening during meetings with conversation partner
• Explain unfamiliar concepts and words when needed
• Maintain a warm and welcoming environment where the conversation partner is treated with dignity and respect
• Regularly and consistently track meetings, including date, time, duration, meeting platform and content of meeting using the hours tracking software
• Plan meetings and gather resources to support the conversation partner’s language needs
• Communicate any concerns or challenges to the program coordinator
Help us by creating artwork or kind notes of encouragement and hope. Keep your messages general and avoid including personal information.
We hope this note find you well & brings you a smile
Sending you good thoughts, Take Care
We hope you are doing well, have a wonderful day
Sending you good thoughts & a big smile
We are thinking about you & hope you are well
Have a Wonderful Day!
Volunteers are encouraged to use plain card stock and art supplies, to get creative and decorate with markers, coloured pencils and/or stickers. In other words, unleash their compassion and creativity in an 1/4 page size.
Please note: By returning artwork & notes to GCHC volunteers are releasing for GCHC use & may be photocopied or posted on Social Media
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.