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Job Title:
Volunteer Opportunities (Friendly Visitor)

Posted Date:
2/25/2020
Closing Date:
None specified
Education Level:
None specified

Job Description
Friendly Visitor

Volunteer Opportunities (Friendly Visitor)
Glenbrook Lodge Nursing Home

Eastern Health provides health services to the communities that make up the Avalon, Burin and Bonavista Peninsulas. Volunteers of these communities donate their time in many of the acute, community and long term care sites to enhance the health care and service provided to our clients, patients, residents and their families. There are varied and diverse volunteer opportunities existing throughout Eastern Health. We are sure to have a volunteer opportunity that meets your interests and availability.

Volunteer opportunities at the Glenbrook Lodge include: Helping with Recreation Activities, Pastoral Care, Meal times, Community Outings, Music, and Special events, etc.
We are currently seeking volunteers to participate in the following activities:
Friendly Visiting
- Times to be determined.

You can apply to volunteer with Eastern Health, Long Term Care St. John's directly through this posting, or by contacting Judy Cook, Coordinator of Volunteer Resources LTC - St. John's at: (709) 752-8705 or by email: judy.cook@easternhealth.ca

If applying through this posting please complete the application in full, indicating your interests, skills and abilities and the amount of 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, references, interview, a certificate of conduct, Health Screening and an orientation is required. The appropriate forms will be given to you during the interview process.
We look forward to hearing from you and joining our Volunteer team, in Long Term Care


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 www.easternhealth.ca