Welcome to Volunteer Services for the Saskatoon City Hospital (SCH) and St. Paul's Hospital (SPH)! We are thrilled that volunteers can now return to provide service within our hospitals and our community.
At SCH and SPH our focus is on providing volunteer opportunities that support the health of the communities that we serve.
Available vacancies are limited to the activities shown below. Please take a look at the volunteer opportunities that we are currently recruiting for and choose an option that is right for you. New opportunities are added as they occur. We would love for you to join our team of registered volunteers!
Please refer to the Volunteering Frequently Asked Questions on previous page for more information and requirements on becoming a registered volunteer.
Weekly commitment of at least 4 months is preferred
Volunteers must be at least 16 years or older
Shifts times (not all are available ) : Monday - Friday = 7am- 10 am, 10am - 1pm 1pm-4pm, or 4-7 pm,
A background in art mediums (visual, music, literary) and/or health humanities is preferred. University student are welcome.
Suitable volunteers will express interest in one of the three programs (visual, music, literary) within the Healing Arts Program.
Volunteers will facilitate/perform arts activities with clients in one-on-one settings at the patient bedside, group settings in common areas and/or the Healing Arts Studio. They will also assist in the cleaning and maintaining of Art Studio and supplies.
Art can be done in a group setting and/or the bedside of patients
·•An interview will follow with Healing Arts Supervisor in respective discipline (visual, music, literary) to determine suitability.
• Completion of Healing Arts orientation (manual, work standards, power point presentation, tour).
• Minimum of 9 hours (three 3 hours shifts) shadowing one of the following; Artist in Residence/Music Therapist/Writer in Residence on selected units/art studio.
• Continued mentorship and support from respective discipline, along with other members of Healing Arts team.
Good command of English both written and verbally
ability to interact in a friendly, welcoming and reassuring manner
ability to maintain confidentiality
physical and mental ability to carry out placement
Must be 18 yrs of age or older
Commitment of at least 6 months
Shifts times : Monday - Friday mornings and afternoons
WE ARE PRESENTLY ONLY LOOKING FOR VISUAL HEALING ARTS VOLUNTEERS
Please check out the FAQ on more information on volunteering
Recognize how welcoming a smile can be? Enjoy visiting with others?
The GEM Program volunteer will help patients feel welcome and reduce some of the apprehension they may feel when they arrive to the hospital by offering socialization and non-medical support. The volunteer will help welcome patients to the hospital for the day, then assist with wayfinding - walking with patients from the front door to the GEM dining room.
The volunteer will then:
This is an opportunity for any volunteers looking to experience what being a part of an interprofessional team may look like. Program will provide volunteer with experience working with older adults.
This is an ongoing opportunity.
Shifts available 8:15 am - 10:30 am Monday and Wednesday.
Volunteers will provide an opportunity for patients to gather in a social way, reducing the negative impacts of hospitalization such as isolation/decreased opportunity for socialization/conversation/interactions. With regular support for attendance and participation, patients will more readily see the benefits of regular participation in leisure to their mental, social, and emotional health and well-being.
Volunteers will have the opportunity to support patients in participating in creative pursuits such as painting, crafting, that they might not otherwise have the opportunity to do.
Shift available Fridays 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Volunteers will provide an opportunity for patients to gather in a social way, reducing the negative impacts of hospitalization such as isolation/decreased opportunity for socialization/conversation/interactions. With regular support for attendance and participation, patients will more readily see the benefits of regular participation in leisure to their mental, social, and emotional health and well-being. Volunteers will have the opportunity to develop conversational skills with a variety of individuals, communication styles, and abilities while assisting in a Recreation led program.
Shifts are Friday afternoons from 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Saskatoon City Hospital
St. Paul's Hospital