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Volunteer Positions

Yorkton - Meals on Wheels Associate

Meals on Wheels Volunteers deliver nutritious meals to clients assessed as needing support with nutrition.

Personal accomplishment, develop and enhance communication skills, learn new job skills & obtain a work routine, being involved & giving back to community.

 

Volunteer picks up meals at given time from the outlet and delivers to client in their home. 

 

11:00 am to 12:30 pm daily Monday to Friday

Yorkton Regional Health Centre - Gift Shop Ambassador

Gift Shop Volunteers contribute to a facility’s healing culture and provide a service to patients, staff and the public in order to raise funds to purchase equipment. 

Volunteers greet and welcome visitors to the Gift Shop, assist with sales, light cleaning duties, and other tasks as required.

Qualifications:

  • Provide remarkable customer service to visitors and staff.
  • Possesses excellent communication skills.
  • Receptive and accepting of diverse population.
  • Sensitive to the needs of all.
  • Sensitive to cultural and financial differences and age ranges of visitors.
  • Must observe confidentiality of patients.
  • Adequate conversational English is required in order that the individual be able to take direction, understand how to complete job tasks, communicate adequately with visitors and co-workers as necessary, understand and follow safety guidelines as well as hospital and department policies.

Various daytime shifts available Sunday to Saturday. 

Contact:  Debbie Blommaert  306-786-0506, The Health Foundation

 

Yorkton Regional Health Centre - Horticulture Provider

The Horticulture Associate will be able to bring joy to residents. They will share talents in garden, visit with elders of the community and improve the resident's outdoor experience

Volunteers maintain plants and area in the Solarium

 

 

Yorkton Regional Health Centre - Greeter & Wayfinder Associate

 

To assist clients going through the registration process by ensuring they take a number and guide them to the appropriate waiting area. Admitting Volunteers are to give directions or accompany the client to the department they will be visiting.

 

Shifts available Monday to Friday -   8:00 am - 11:00 am and 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 

Gallagher Center - Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehab Exercise Program Ambassador

We operate a Cardiac & Pulmonary Exercise Rehab program for individuals with lung disease and recent cardiac events (heart attacks, open heart surgery, stent placements, etc). Programming is held twice a week in a community based recreational facility. Volunteers would be asked to assist with pre & post program set up/take down (setting out automatic BP cuffs, putting out educational material, assisting clients with filling in their activity logs, etc . A large role for the volunteer is in walking with clients as they exercise and providing company, conversation, and encouragement, as well as alerting SHA program staff in the event any client needs assistance.

3 sessions run per year: second week of January to mid March, second week of May to the end of June, and second week of September to mid December. Programming subject to change in relation to facility availability.

Normally Tuesday and Thursday from 0830-1100. Days sometimes change depending on facility availability.

Yorkton & District Nursing Home - Off Site Escort Associate

This is an ongoing commitment - When required we will give 3 - 7 days notice for appointments. 

Shifts are Monday - Friday   8:00 am - 4:30 pm  

 Staff liaison will provide Wheelchair and Walker Safety -

The care team will share information regarding resident's routine. -

Public Transportation will be arranged ahead of time for the appointments.

Yorkton & District Nursing Home - 1-1 Associate

2-3 days a week, Monday - Sunday  mornings afternoons and evenings 

- Staff liaison will provide Wheelchair and Walker Safety -

The care team will share information regarding resident's routine.

Yorkton & District Nursing Home - Pet Visitation Associate

Animals have been found to benefit people socially, psychologically, and physiologically.  The goals of pet visitation programs are to provide opportunities for patients to reach and maintain their optimal level of physical and mental functioning; to maintain or re-establish interests, social contacts and dignity, to alleviate anxiety and redirect attention from their own condition and try to provide an outlet for emotion; and to provide structured, meaningful daily activity.

 All dogs are to be certified and temperament tested by a Certified Pet Dog Trainer or by St. John’s Ambulance. They will be placed in areas according to their certification level.  

 Vaccinations are to be up to date prior to first animal visit o Handlers must complete all required SaskHA Registered Volunteer processes


The physical and mental ability to do the work assigned

 Refined interpersonal skills

 The willingness to accept training and supervision

 A willingness to comply with SaskHA policies and procedures

 Volunteers are to provide pet visitation only and not utilize therapy dogs as “tools” for therapy.

 

 Volunteers must follow SaskHA hand hygiene protocols and infection control procedures

 Volunteers must maintain patient privacy and confidentiality

 Volunteers must follow SaskHA policies and procedures  

 

Yorkton & District Nursing Home - Program Associate

The Program Associate assists with various activities at the site. They encourage client's participation in activities. 

Program Associates are the extra pair of "helping hands" that add to the trained services of the Long-term care facility staff, working together to enhance the lives of residents

Activities include, but are not limited to:  1:1 support and visitation Recreation programs Day Wellness programs Off-site Accompaniment 

Shifts are available on a monthly basis Monday - Friday mornings and afternoons. 

 

Recreation Associate

The Recreation Associate assists with various activities at the site. They encourage client's participation in activities. 

Recreation Associate are the extra pair of "helping hands" that add to the trained services of the Long-term care facility staff, working together to enhance the lives of residents

Activities include, but are not limited to:  Reading groups, puzzles, games, bingo, nail painting, going for walks, group painting, crafts, exercise programs, and special events like Christmas parties and teas. Birthday parties, volunteer group outings.

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