Mealtime Feeding Assistance/Companion

Mealtime Assistance/Companion Volunteers can offer the support, companionship, and encouragement needed at mealtime that will have a significant impact on 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 online SCF Mealtime Assistance/Companion training with SCF. Mealtimes typically are at 9 am, Noon, and 5 pm. 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. This fits well with volunteers requiring a more flexible, drop-in schedule.

(North) Kensington Village > 12603 – 135 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5L 5B2
(South) Millwoods Care Centre > 6620–28 Ave Edmonton, AB T6K 2R1