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Meal Assistant


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: Jun 30, 2021


Volunteer Meal Assistants help provide a pleasurable dining experience for residents in long-term care. They assist the nursing team to set up the dining room, porter residents at mealtime, serve, feed, socialize and clean up.


Rachel Stoparczyk


Ext: 2356

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 week. 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 to view our COVID-19 status and complete an online volunteer application.

Organization category: Health

Volunteer Considerations

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: Yes