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Job Title:
Our Living Room Pratical Supports Volunteer

Posted Date:
Closing Date:
Education Level:
None specified

Job Description

Our Living Room Practical Supports Volunteer
Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre, Health Sciences Centre, St. John's

Volunteers will assist people living with cancer find appropriate practical supports such as wigs, turbans, and breast prosthesis at the "Our Living Room", our practical support resource room at the H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre. This room is run by the Canadian Cancer Society, through the Cancer Centre. All volunteers working in this room must complete Eastern Health volunteer orientation as well as CCS training.

Key Responsibilities:
- To arrive at "Our Living Room" on time for your assigned shift
- Ensure that "Our Living Room" is kept tidy and that practical supports are kept orderly
- Offer assistance to all those who enter the room
- Record all supports that are given out on appropriate form
- Advise programs staff responsible for "Our Living Room" if there is a need for further supplies
- Become Familiar with the programs and services provided by the Cancer Society and share these resources
- Advise Community Services Manager of any dates that you will be unavailable to volunteer during your regular weekly shift
" Adhere to all Canadian Cancer Society policies, procedures, standards and guidelines
- Maintain confidentiality at all times

Eastern Health expects all volunteers to be mature, caring and compassionate individuals who embrace its values of fairness, respect, integrity, connectedness and excellence. Volunteer attributes specific to this role include:

- Friendly and compassionate
- Reliable
- Sensitive to the issues people living with cancer may face
- Respectful of clients' confidentiality
- A good listener
- Open to cultural differences
- Cooperative with other volunteers and staff
- Able to deal with emotional issues
- Able to recognize between information and advice

If you are interested in this opportunity, please complete the Eastern Health application process, and you will also be contacted by the Volunteer Engagement Coordinator at the Canadian Cancer society for further documentation. Volunteers must be 18 years of age or above to work in 'Our Living Room'
You can apply to volunteer with Eastern Health directly through this posting. If you do so, please complete the application in full, indicating your interests, skills and abilities and time you have to offer. This will help us understand the type of volunteer assignment that may interest you and meet your needs. Please note, individuals must be a minimum of 14 years of age to volunteer. As with most volunteer positions, an application with references, a certificate of conduct and a health screening is required. Please visit our volunteer website ( to find out more about the processes involved with becoming an Eastern Health volunteer.

We look forward to hearing from you and joining our volunteer team!

Eastern Health expects all volunteers to be mature, caring and compassionate individuals who embrace its values of fairness, respect, integrity, connectedness and excellence. Volunteer attributes specific to this role include:

- Effective and courteous verbal and non-verbal communication skills and the ability to speak and understand English
- Willingness and ability to work independently and as a team player
- Willingness and ability to follow directions
- Comfortable and respectful interaction with customers
- Self motivated and confident personality
- Interest in gaining/applying experience in healthcare or customer service

Orientation: An orientation to Eastern Health will be provided by the Coordinator of Volunteer Resources. An orientation to the assigned area will be provided by the unit or area staff or designate as required. All volunteers are required to attend these orientation sessions prior to beginning any volunteer assignment.

Training: Additional training for this assignment will be provided as required by designated staff.

Attire: Comfortable and professional clothing, volunteer uniform (if provided) and Eastern Health issued identification badge.

Evaluation: Your open and honest feedback about your volunteer experience is encouraged. Consult the coordinator for Volunteer Resources about your experience, expectations and concerns.

Safety: Safety is a priority for Eastern Health. Volunteers must ensure that safety for patients, residents, clients, employees and themselves is paramount in the workplace. Any and all safety concerns must be reported to the unit staff or the coordinator for Volunteer Resources immediately.

For more information about volunteering at Eastern Health please visit