Vision Nursing and Rest Home 

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Volunteers                               

 PLACEMENT OPPORTUNITIES


Visiting
Purpose: To provide social contact, read, write letters, assistance for walks, etc.
Commitment: Flexible times weekly

Leisure Activities
Purpose: To provide assistance with resident recreational programs, such as baking, crafts, gardening, manicures, games, special events, and outings.
Commitment: Flexible days & times as per monthly calendar


Cafe/Tuck Shop
Purpose: To provide residents with the opportunity to purchase snack items, stamps, cards and personal care items.  Commitment: Up to 2 times weekly

Palliative Care

Purpose: To provide comfort and support to our residents and their families.
Commitment: As needed
*Palliative Care Training preferred. Courses may be arranged through Vision.

Portering

Purpose: To assist physically impaired residents to and from activities.
Commitment: Half hour prior, during and following a planned event.

Feeding
Purpose: To provide extra help in the dining room to residents who need a little extra care.
Commitment: Meal times (8:00am, noon, or 5:00pm) daily

Reading Program

Purpose: To read to residents who have requested this service.
Commitment: One shift weekly

Drivers

Purpose: To provide transportation and support to our residents for Doctor and other appointments.
Commitment: On-call basis


GETTING STARTED
Potential volunteers participate in an interview with the Volunteer Services Coordinator and are given a tour of the home. After the screening process is complete, the volunteer is matched with the activity that reflects their interests, strengths, and desires.

PLACEMENT & TRAINING

Volunteers are placed in positions that are mutually agreed upon. Time, availability, current openings, and the volunteer's interests are key factors in determining a suitable and beneficial placement. Specific training & orientation is conducted by staff members. Police checks are required.

For more information on how to get involved,
please contact the Volunteer Services Coordinator:
Telephone: (519)336-6551  ext. 7178
Email: brichardson@vision74.com

 

 

 

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