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Job Title:
Volunteer Therapeutic Recreation - All S

Posted Date:
6/9/2015
Closing Date:
None specified
Education Level:
None specified

Job Description

Volunteer Therapeutic Recreation (All Sites)


Want to help children or adults recover from physical injuries or adapt to their disability? Want to help older adults maintain a sharper mind? If you answered yes to these questions, volunteering in Eastern Health's Therapeutic Recreation Program is the role for you!

Therapeutic Recreation uses treatment, education, and recreation services to help people with illnesses, disabilities, and other conditions to develop and use their leisure in ways that improve their health, independence, and overall well-being. Volunteers enhance therapeutic recreation services by assisting staff in creating a more stimulating environment for clients, patients and/or residents. Throughout Eastern Health, therapeutic recreation provides services to clients, patients and residents in Long Term Care, Adult Rehabilitation and Continuing Care, Children's and Women's Health and Mental Health and Addictions.

Volunteers can contribute to therapeutic recreation services in a variety of ways including: playing music, singing, being artistic (painting, photography, sculpture, knitting and drawing), assisting with community outings, playing trivia, movie nights, baking, and making patients feel important through quality one-to-one time.

Volunteer opportunities in therapeutic recreation are available at the below sites. If you are interested in being a part of the volunteer team, please contact the volunteer coordinator at the site you are interested in volunteering (or apply through this posting).

St. John's Hospitals
Janeway Children's Health and Rehab (Laura McDonald, 777- 4451)
General Hospital (Laura McDonald, 777- 4451)
Waterford Hospital (Sherrill Pike, 777- 3852)
Dr. LA Miller Centre (Sherrill Pike, 777-7107)


St. John's Long Term Care Facilities (Judy Cook, 752-8705)
Pleasantview Towers
Salvation Army Glenbrook Lodge
Saint Luke's Homes
St. Patrick's Mercy Home
Agnes Pratt Nursing Home
Caribou Memorial Veterans Pavilion (Sherrill Pike, 777-7107)

Rural Avalon (Wayne Osmond, 945-5424)
Pte. Josiah Squibb Memorial Pavilion, Carbonear
Lions Manor Nursing Home, Placentia
Pentecostal Senior Citizens Home, Clarks Beach

Clarenville (Leann Pardy, Tel: 468-7881)
Dr. Albert O'Mahony Memorial Manor

Burin (Allison Goobie Tel: 832-1660 ext. 224)
Blue Crest Nursing Home
US Memorial Health Centre, St. Lawrence

Bonavista (Charlotte Ritman, 468-5244/5299)
Golden Heights Manor



For further information about Therapeutic Recreation Services at Eastern Health visit:
http://www.easternhealth.ca/WebInWeb.aspx?d=3&id=1650&p=1639

For further information on each of these sites, visit: http://www.easternhealth.ca/Map.aspx#

For additional information about volunteering with Eastern Health visit: http://www.easternhealth.ca/Map.aspx#