Riverside Health Complex - Youth Ambassador

Youth volunteers provide intergenerational contact between youth and the elderly. The program supports ongoing personal development of youth volunteers as they learn to become comfortable and responsible for their volunteer duties in a long term care setting. it is an opportunity to allow youth to develop an interest in the health care profession while assisting the long term care employees and to experience first hand the different health care roles for the future consideration.

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

Volunteers should be outgoing, friendly, kind, caring, able to carry on conversation, enjoys spending time with elderly

Activities include, but are not limited to: 

  • teas,
  • birthday parties,
  • games,
  • puzzles,
  • cards,
  • crafts,
  • nail painting,
  • visiting,
  • baking,
  • special interests and helping residents with iPads and electronics 

Shifts are available Monday - Friday after school or on school breaks.