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Organization: Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre
Commitment: Short term (less than 6 months)
Availability: Weekends; Evenings; Days
Language Preference: English
Number of Positions Available: 30
Location: Ottawa - East
Deadline: Feb 12, 2021
Volunteer Opportunity Address
1750 Russell Road
Good for people interested in: Health Care; COVID-19 High Touch Volunteering
You will be working with: Seniors
How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
An extensive training program includes a general volunteer orientation session, feeding handbook & video and a hands-on training with the PSW Supervisor. Volunteers are supported, at all times, by registered nursing staff.
Per existing pandemic protocols, all Perley Rideau volunteers are tested for COVID-19, on site, every two weeks. All individuals entering the home are screened daily for COVID symptoms and their temperature is checked upon entry and exit. Volunteers will be provided with a clean, procedural mask at every visit and a face shield to be worn while interacting with residents.
Volunteers will be assigned to one of our 12 resident units, ensuring consistency serving a group of no more than 40 residents.
Our screening program includes an interview, reference checks, vulnerable sector check and tuberculosis assessment. Annual flu vaccination is strongly encouraged. We require a minimum 3-month commitment.
How will the organization benefit?
This is your opportunity to make a positive impact in the lives of vulnerable seniors who have faced difficult restrictions during the pandemic. We encourage you to visit www.perleyrideau.ca to view our COVID-19 status and complete an online volunteer application.
Organization category: Health
Time it will take to contact applicants - 1 week
This position would be great for - Young Adults (19-24); High School Students or Adolescents (14-18); Seniors (65+); New Canadians
Public transportation available: Yes
Vulnerable sector check required: YesApply