Here’s a list of ongoing volunteer opportunities:
Friendly Visitor: Bethany’s Friendly Visitor volunteers provide regular one-on-one visits with residents assigned to them. Many of our residents who could benefit from social visiting cannot afford the cost of having a paid companion, so this program provides residents with the social benefits of a weekly visitor minus the cost. As a Friendly Visitor you will chat to and engage in activities with residents, as well as assist residents in getting to and from activities or internal appointments.
Mealtime Companion: Bethany’s Mealtime Companion volunteers provide our residents with help with basic feeding and social companionship.Mealtime Companions both enhance the residents’ mealtime experience while ensuring safety is monitored during mealtimes to mitigate choking risks. As a Mealtime Companion you will receive safe feeding training. As part of your volunteer experience, you will assist residents with getting to and from dining areas, provide assistance in feeding them and work closely with residents to maintain safety in feeding/swallowing activities.
Bethany Activities Assistant: Bethany’s Activities Assistant volunteers provide help in facilitating a meaningful activities experience for our residents. Activities Assistants help us deliver lasting experiences for our residents, while supporting Bethany’s Recreation Therapy and Pastoral Care teams. As an Activities Assistant you will assist residents in getting to and from events and activities, assist in the facilitation of activities, and assist Recreation Therapy and/or Pastoral Care staff in providing a positive experience for residents during activities and events.
Occupational/Physio Therapy Volunteer Assistant: Bethany’s Occupational/Physio Therapy Assistant volunteers provide support to our Rehabilitation department through a daily routine of exercises and activities that help to keep residents active and moving. We seek volunteers with regular availability to support our Occupational Therapy Assistants with on and off unit exercises. Asan Occupational/Physio Therapy Assistant volunteer, you will accompany and transport residents to and from designated areas where exercises take place and assist with certain exercises and therapies.
Volunteer Musicians/Entertainers: Bethany’s Volunteer Musicians/ Entertainers provide entertainment and support to our residents. Music has been known to provide wonders for residents living with dementia and cognitive disabilities. As a Volunteer Musician/Entertainer you will assist our Recreation Therapy team in providing regular music for our residents in various units.
If you have a specific area of interest not listed above, let us know and we will help you find the right volunteer opportunity for you.