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About the Position
Position # 3606
OrganizationMount St Mary Hospital
Position Trishaw "Cycling without Age" Volunteer Companion - Trishaw "Cycling without Age" Program
Location 861 Fairfield Road, Victoria, BC, Canada
Impact Statement Founded by the Sisters of St. Ann, we are a Catholic health organization dedicated to continuing the healing ministry of Jesus by providing compassionate, loving care to adults of all faiths who require long-term support. We are committed to meeting the physical, spiritual, intellectual, social, and emotional needs of all those we serve in partnership with their families, friends and other health care providers.
Description Cycling Without Age is a program where Residents come for a ride with a companion on a special, 3 person trishaw bike. The Resident and companion sit on the front bench seat and enjoy the beautiful scenery and have a wonderful one on one visit.
We go for rides through Beacon Hill Park, on the Dallas Road bike path to Clover Point or to Ogden Point, on the Wharf Street bike path to the Blue bridge and around the neighborhood. We ensure all of the routes are very safe and cycle friendly.
Thank you for considering volunteering for this wonderful program. We are looking forward to having you as part of our team.
COVID-19 Vaccination Required Yes
Training Details An orientation of Mount St. Mary and the position will be provided. A volunteer profile will be created. The volunteer will require to complete a criminal record check. This check will be paid by Mount St. Mary. Volunteers will also be required to show proof of COVID vaccination. Proof of an up-to-date influenza vaccination is welcomed. Once all documentation is completed, an experienced companion will meet you at Mount St. Mary's the first time you volunteer as a companion. They will walk you through the process. We will also provide you with written information about the volunteer role. And, of course, the Pilot will always be there to provide support.
Working Conditions This position involves riding with Mount St. Mary residents in the community. You will have exposure to fluctuations of temperature. *Please note that rides are cancelled if the weather is unsafe or uncomfortable*
Volunteers must have the physical capacity to safely load and unload onto the trishaw seat. In the case of any emergency, the volunteer will assist the pilot.
Minimum Duration 3 months or less
Timing Weekday - Daytime, Weekend - Daytime
Time Detail We are seeking volunteer companions to join Residents on rides on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The time commitment is from 12:30 - 3:30 each afternoon. Ideally, we would like companions who are available to come on a regular basis - either once a week or once every other week. This is our ideal, but we are flexible and will work with your schedule.
Age 19+
Ideal for An Individual
Transportation On a bus route
Accessibility Wheelchair accessible entrance, Wheelchair accessible washroom, Accessible work space
Area(s) of Interest Caring Support, Recreation/Sports, Senior Services
Skill(s) Collaboration, Interpersonal Communication, Communicate in Plain Language, Respect
How to Apply
Application Link:
Website http://mountstmary.ca
Email Send an Email Message
Contact Lisa Pillott
Phone 2504803100 Ext. 3201
Address 861 Fairfield Road Victoria, V8V 5A9


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