Volunteering with Alberta Health Services (AHS) is a unique opportunity to support Patient and Family Centred Care.
AHS volunteers are individuals looking for a rewarding opportunity to share not only their time but provide meaningful support to patients and their families through a variety of roles. Volunteers are a vital link in the important work of Alberta Health Services.
WHAT IS THE ROLE OF THE VOLUNTEER?
Accessing health care can often be an overwhelming and stressful experience. Volunteers provide assistance to patients and their families in a variety of roles throughout a patient’s healthcare journey. The majority of roles include direct patient support, requiring volunteers to be non-judgmental and adhere to AHS’s confidentiality standards.
What are the qualities of a Volunteer?
If you intend to volunteer with Northern Light Regional Centre, please consider whether or not you have an interest and ability in:
Before you commit to volunteer service, it is important to think about:
Curious to learn more?
You would have 4 steps only to complete:
1: Click the [Fill in an Application] button on the right-hand side of this page and complete an application form.
2: Volunteer Resources will review your information and be in contact with you to arrange a 1:1 chat to learn more about your interests and availability. This will also give you an opportunity to get your questions answered. And learn more about our volunteer opportunities. You will be asked to supply two (2) references.
3: If it is agreed that volunteering with AHS is something that you would like to pursue, you will be asked to complete our volunteer onboarding process including:
4: Orientations: AHS online orientation (Once orientation is completed a certificate would be issued) and VR Orientation: (Learn more about AHS code of conduct, safety and Learn how to use our volunteering system, how to sign up for opportunities/ shifts and how to enter your volunteer hours via our kiosk. This can occur during or after onboarding is complete.
Before you are considered for any position you have to have gone through the application process, interview and orientation with VR.
SOME VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:
Information and Way finders:
Meal Time Assistance:
Pet Therapy is designed to meet the social needs of Clients and residents. The local PAWs for People (Pet And Wellness Program) volunteers visit with Clients and residents with dogs and cats in our facility.
WE APPRECIATE YOUR INTEREST IN VOLUNTEERING!
To provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans.