Mealtime Assistance/Companion

Mealtime Companion Volunteers can offer the support, companionship, and encouragement needed at mealtime that will have a significant impact in the resident’s quality of life and overall health. By sitting down to help someone eat, it becomes a true social occasion. Mealtime Companionship can make a major contribution to a resident’s social well-being and physical health.

Role Description: Responsibilities range from providing companionship and encouragement during the meal, to feeding those with low level feeding assistance needs who cannot feed themselves. Ongoing support from health care staff and training is provided.

Requires the completion of the SCF Mealtime Assistance/Companion training with SCF. Mealtimes typically are at 9am, Noon, and 5pm. Volunteers are asked to arrive 15 mins before scheduled mealtime to assist with portering (assisting those in wheelchairs) to the dining room. Volunteers then assist with mealtime support and help porter residents for their return. Approx. 1.5 hours total. Volunteers do not need to be available for all mealtimes, we would be happy to work with your schedule.