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Palliative Care Volunteer

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Organization: City of Ottawa- Garry J. Armstrong Long Term Care home

Commitment: Long term (6 months to a year)

Availability: Weekends; Flexible; Evenings; Days

Language Preference: English

Number of Positions Available: 5

Location: Ottawa - Central

Deadline: Dec 20, 2019

Description

Looking for a volunteer role where you have an opportunity to provide companionship and support to both the resident and the family. Consider becoming a palliative care Volunteer in a Long-Term Care Home. You would be spending time with the resident, most often alone, providing whatever gives the resident the most comfort and peace of mind. Activities can include quietly sitting, handholding, reading favourite passages, listening to soothing music. You will receive in house orientation, training, instructions and be supported by the care team.

Contact

Julien Roberge

613 580 2424

Ext: 22950

julien.roberge@ottawa.ca

Volunteer Opportunity Address
200 Island Lodge Road
Ottawa Ontario K2N 5M1

Details

Good for people interested in: Health Care

You will be working with: Aboriginals (First Nation, Metis, Inuit); Visible Minorities or New Canadians; Disadvantaged; LGBTTQ; Men; People with disabilities or medical conditions; Seniors; Women; Youth (19-24 years)

How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
This role will make you feel good as you are making a difference by providing companionship and support to both Residents and the family.

How will the organization benefit?
Your companionship will help the residents feel less isolated, let them know they are not alone and increase their comfort level and give them peace of mind. What a great gift!!

Organization category: Health

Volunteer Considerations

Time it will take to contact applicants - 1 week

This position would be great for - New Canadians; Seniors; Persons with a disability

Vulnerable sector check required: Yes

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