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Position #: 1915
OrganizationIsland Health (VIHA) - South Island Residential Sites
Position: Activity and Social Engagement Volunteer - Piercy Respite
Location: 1454 Hillside Avenue, Victoria, BC, Canada
Impact Statement: By spending time with each client to both provide friendly conversation and and support engaging in an activity you will be helping to increase their socialization and reduce their stress. This overall contribution to the clients' quality of life is the invaluable difference our volunteers make.
Description: Piercy Respite provides safe, secure, and supportive environment for elderly guests whose caregivers require a period of rest and renewal. The activity volunteer will assist the activity staff in ensuring each guest has engaging social activities to participate in.
Training Details: Both organizational training (online learning) and site specific training (with the unit staff and experienced volunteers) will be provided. Overall support of the volunteer role is provided by the Volunteer Coordinator.
Working Conditions: This role primarily indoors (weather permitting visits to attached and enclosed garden) in a lovely and supportive environment.
Minimum Duration: 7 - 12 months
Timing: Weekday - Daytime, Weekend - Daytime
Age: 16+
Ideal for: An Individual
Transportation: On a bus route
Accessibility: Accessible work space
Area(s) of Interest: Caring Support, Health Care/Emergency, Senior Services
Skill(s): Communicate in Plain Language, Sensitivity, Empathy, Adaptability, Respect
How to Apply
Application File:
Website: http://www.viha.ca/volunteer_resources/volunteer/
Email: Send an Email Message
Contact: Andrea Hasey
Phone: 250-370-5645
Address: 1450 Hillside Avenue Victoria, V8T 2B7

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