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Volunteer Community Outing Assistant
Ontario Finnish Resthome Association

On Bus Route Wheelchair Accessible Free Parking Available

Urgency: Average

Number of volunteers needed: 5

Minimum Age: 16

Work Location: At the Long term care home or at outing venue.

Police Check: Required

Reference Check: Required

Vehicle: Not Required

Smoking: Not Permitted

Language(s): English

Sector(s): Health

Work Type(s): Providing Services Directly to People

Program: Monday LTC Community Outings

Duties: The Volunteer Community Outing Assistant will help the TR/Activity staff while on outings with the residents of the long term care nursing home. Duties include portering/ escorting residents around the outing venue, helping to load and unload the wheelchair accessible bus, some assistance with food and/or drinks.

Skills Expected: Physically able to push small up to large sizes of wheelchairs for varying distances depending on outing venue. Some knowledge of dementia/Alzheimer Disease, or if have experience working with the elderly before, an asset. Good communication and listening skills. Kind, patient, caring, and compassionate individuals. Flexible, organized, good with problem solving.

Orientation: Once the entire process to become a volunteer has been completed by the Manager of Program & Support Services, volunteers will be scheduled to attend the next outing. The TR/Activity staff will be present and provide orientation/ guidance for each outing.

Training: Given policies and procedures required by the MOH-LTC. Volunteers will be provided training and direction by TR/Activity staff on all outings.

Benefits: Volunteers will be helping our LTC residents to get back into their community. Job/school references can be obtained once the required number of approved/successful volunteer hours have been accumulated and recorded.

Car Required: No

Comments: Most outings are on Monday afternoons from 1:30-3:30 p.m. During different seasons or for special events they may occur on a different day or in the evening or weekend.
Start Date: 07/09/2018
End Date: 06/30/2019
Time of Day: Afternoon
Variable Time Schedule
Day(s) Needed: Monday
Season(s): Year Round
Phone: 705-945-9987
Fax: 705-945-1217

725 North Street
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
P6B 5Z3