Wellness Centre


Wellness Centre at Jeffery Hale

The community Wellness Centre (WE) promotes the personal and shared well-being of English speakers in the Quebec City region by offering a range of healthy living programs. 

Wellness volunteers enhance the service offer adapted to meet the health and social service needs of the members of the English-speaking community.

You bring compassion, joy and community spirit to families, seniors and youth with special needs! 

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Childcare

As a child care volunteer, you care for children aged 5 years old and under while their parents participate in a parenting session. Your role is to ensure that the children are safe, secure and occupied. You are expected to be punctual, reliable and respectful and aware of the needs of young children. You must follow the established policies and procedures, as outlined in the Caring for Kids & Volunteer Guide.  

 

You will work with other volunteers in overseeing a group of children (maximum 12) in the children's space while their parents are in the adjoining room. You are expected to arrive, sign in, get your nametag and help with room set up, assist with assigned child care activities and clean-up.  You should be able to speak and understand English.

Activity Shifts Start End
Get Ready for Kindergarten Workshop 1 3/25/2020 3/25/2020
Take-a-Break Drop In 8 1/24/2020 5/15/2020

Chit Chat Club

English and French-speakers get together once a month to work to a variety of tasks while practicing their second-language in small groups. It’s fun, informal and a great way to make new friends.

Volunteers work together in conversation groups on tasks like: washing/sanitizing toys, preparing crafts, folding newsletters or pamphlets, organizing books, folding fresh laundry, hanging decorations. These activities occur once a month on Friday.

Activity Shifts Start End
Chit Chat Club 3 2/14/2020 5/22/2020
Chit Chat Club English language monitor 3 2/14/2020 5/22/2020
Chit Chat Club French language monitor 3 2/14/2020 5/22/2020

Day Centre

Our Day Centre enables seniors to socialize and enjoy planned activities in a group setting, while still receiving needed health services from our nurse, occupational therapist and special educators. At the same time, we offer family caregivers respite from caregiving duties while knowing that their loved one is in a safe place (Living Room Program). See brochure here.

 

Seniors are picked up at home via our bus, are offered a nice warm meal while they're with us and dropped off at the end of their day. This is where volunteers are needed – to welcome and serve morning beverages, serve the noontime meal, wrap up the day with a smile and assistance to our bus.

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Day Centre 2019 35 1/23/2020 3/12/2020

Event Photography

As a photography volunteer you attend events and capture photos of them for us to share on diverse media. We strongly wish to capture the community spirit and share this with it’s members.You must be friendly, organized, easy to approach and comfortable asking people permissions to take their photo. 


You are asked to bring your own camera and capture the moments that take place during these events. We look for candid photos as well as shots of the room, event, group pictures. You must be able to autonomously carry out your task (foresee when important speeches, event highlights or peak photo moments are opportune), be focused and responsible. You will need to become familiar with the free, simple and secure online file transfer website: WeTransfer.com and submit your photos to us within the week.

 

 

Activity Shifts Start End
Photography for St.Patrick's Day Parade 0 3/28/2020 3/28/2020

Guest speaker

Are you a certified health professional or a representative of an organization, club or English-speaking community group that promotes health and wellness? Come share your expertise and your passion with our small community. Public speaking is an excellent skill to hone for any professional or volunteer, and this is a warm, welcoming space to do so if you posses a comfortable level of English. 

As a volunteer guest speaker your expertise shared provides community members with access to information in English. The program coordinator will evaluate your proposed topic and get back to you to plan and implement a workshop/information session at the centre. S/he will request proof of your certifications, if needed.

Activity Shifts Start End
ChitChat Club [Topic: English language] guest speaker 3 2/14/2020 5/22/2020
Mental Health Week activity lead / guest speaker 2020 1

Senior Friendly Visits

Many older English-speaking adults find themselves alone here in the Quebec City region, family members and friends having long since moved away. You can help ease their loneliness with a cheery chat or visit now and then.

Together, you, the senior, the client’s social worker will decide the details about how often you will visit and for how long. The client’s social worker will arrange and be present at the first meeting to make the necessary introductions. You will call the client before each of your visits, and follow up with the Volunteer Coordinator about how your visits are going.

Visits can be as long as you want, typically 1 or 2 hours. You may log your time accordingly. 

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Friendly Visit 1

Senior Transportation to medical appointments

Driving seniors to medical appointments is our most urgent need. So many of our seniors do not have a strong support system nearby to to ensure they get access to the health services they need when they need them. Be it a dental appointment, a visit to the ophthalmologist, a hospital screening or ongoing treatment, every check-in with a professional has a profound impact on their overall health and well-being. 

If you do not drive, your guiding arm would still be welcome to assist a senior using adapted transportation services (STAC).

We offer to reimburse you for mileage! The reimbursement covers mileage from the senior's place of residence to the destination and back. 

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Drive & accompany seniors 0

Service to the community at large

Like being an agent that promotes the spread of important health information to your community? Be a health promotion agent, opportunities will show up here when needs arise.

Are you g00d with numb3r4? Lend your experience in filing income tax to community members in need of your expertise.

Parent's get involved in our EPIQ (English-speaking Parents in Quebec) or Park Playdate programs and host different activities as well as playdates for other English-speaking parents and families.

Activity Shifts Start End
Dadventures 2 2/29/2020 6/13/2020
Health Promotion Agent 1 2/19/2020 2/19/2020
Income Tax 2020 1 2/1/2020 4/30/2020

About Us

The community Wellness Centre (WE) promotes the personal and shared well-being of English speakers in the Quebec City region by offering a range of healthy living programs. 

The WE, co-managed by Jeffery Hale Community Partners, embodies the spirit of the Community of Care slogan thanks to dynamic partnerships and strong volunteer engagement.

Volunteers build community, and we wouldn't be a community centre without you.