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Volunteers make a difference

If you have time to give and are interested in helping seniors live more enriched lives, we invite you to volunteer. We offer the opportunity to work alongside our team with flexible hours to suit your schedule.  You will have the opportunity to enjoy the rewards of learning new skills, being part of an interdisciplinary team, building new friendships, and sharing your skills and gifts to brighten someone’s day. Volunteers range from family members to community members to neighbours and seniors themselves. Residents welcome our volunteers’ effort and eagerness to be a part of their lives.

Current In-Person Opportunities (see below for detailed descriptions):

  • Receptionists/Administrative volunteers
  • Companion/Porter volunteers
  • Recreation Therapy volunteers
  • Canteen/Tuck Shop volunteers (select locations)
  • Hospice Volunteers (AgeCare SkyPointe only)

AgeCare is now utilizing The Better Impact Volunteer Management Software to support our volunteers with online access and scheduling.  Please click the button below to be taken to the easy online application.

Fall/ Winter 2021-22 - Virtual Volunteer Opportunities 

For remote volunteer roles, any age can participate! Contribute from home by knitting, sewing, woodworking, crafting, or online/ paper scrapbooking. For more information please call 403.351.8974 or  volunteers@agecare.ca .

 

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Volunteer Opportunities

Recreation Therapy Volunteer

Recreational therapy volunteers support staff to implement and supervise activities/recreation opportunities for residents to maintain health and well-being.   Activities can include seated fitness, special events, games, music, and outings.
Schedules vary however are available most mornings, afternoons, evenings and/or Saturdays. 

Recreation Therapy Volunteers are open to meeting and communicating with residents who are experiencing aging, physical challenges, and/ or dementia. Openness to learning and receiving input from staff members will assist a volunteer to become adept in supportive strategies.  This position is well suited to anyone interested in portering and participating with residents and staff members in preplanned activities such as board and card games, seated fitness, seasonal and special events,and music performances.

Companion Volunteer

AgeCare Companion Volunteers provide regular one-on-one visits with residents who could benefit from social visiting.  Companions chat with, read to or engage in activities with residents. 

This fulfilling volunteer role is well suited to those who have an interest in aging, can support a conversation with a variety of topics and interests, and is compassionate and caring. This volunteer opportunity is available during different times of the day, however, primarily during afternoons and evenings. 

 

 

 

Reception/ Administrative Volunteer

Administrative/ reception volunteers are often the first contact made with our residents and their families and visitors. A strong interest and passion for connecting with the community is essential. Volunteers will have active listening and communication skills.  Will have the ability to support others in distress by ensuring confidentiality with a non-judgmental, empathetic response.  Commitment to scheduled times as well as communicating with staff is important.  Primary responsibilities include:

  • Greeting  visitors and residents in a friendly and professional manner
  • Answering the telephone, transferring calls to the appropriate person, and directing callers and visitors to the appropriate area of the building
  • Assisting with administrative tasks such as copying, mail, and paper delivery to residents.

Entertainment Volunteer

This volunteer role provides musicians, singers, and entertainers with an opportunity to share their talent independently or while supporting Recreation Staff during an activity or special event. There is not an age requirement for this role, however, those under the age of 18 years are required to have an adult accompany them to their performance.

Spiritual and Faith Group Volunteer

Spiritual care volunteers support a person’s spiritual or religious needs as he or she copes with illness, loss, grief, pain and day-to-day feelings and can help to maintain a sense of spiritual wellbeing.

Hospice Companion Volunteer ( SkyPointe only)

Starting Fall 2021: The SkyPointe Hospice is a unique community that offers high-quality, compassionate, person-centered care in a culturally rich and diverse community. Our vision is to provide a home-like environment that offers a peaceful and supportive atmosphere for end-of-life care. In hospice, we treat the person rather than the disease and focuses on your quality of life, surrounding residents with a team of professionals who help manage pain and symptoms as well as supporting emotional and spiritual wellbeing.   

>> Check out our photo tour. This in-person volunteer role focuses on resident and family companionship. Experience with long-term care or end of life is preferred however, if not experienced additional volunteer options are available in the same building.  Volunteers are connected with training and professional development opportunities during their volunteer careers.   Flexible shifts during weekdays, evenings, and weekends will be available with initial opportunities being between 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm or 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tuck Shop (select communities)

Select communities benefit from the support of canteen/ tuck shop assistance.  Volunteers have positive communication with families and residents while providing sundry items that have been provided by the AgeCare Community. Shifts have been set to times when families and residents are most likely to visit and shop.

Primary responsibilities include providing companionship, a friendly face, and assistance with finding an item. Items may need restocking or arrangement however volunteers may also be able to study/ read between customers.  

Our Philosophy

Committed to dignity and respect

AgeCare is founded on the belief that all seniors are entitled to a rich quality of life, with the opportunity to live as independently as possible. We are committed to providing the best living experiences for all of our residents, with a living in place philosophy that creates options for seniors as their needs change.

Today, AgeCare is known and respected for its quality and professional care services, which are delivered in an environment where residents feel at home and enjoy the many benefits of aging with dignity and respect. Our philosophy and guiding principles ensure that our residents lead a rewarding life, each and every day.

Our Values & Guiding Principles

  • Trust: Act with integrity and fairness.
  • Respect: Treat everyone with dignity, kindness, and compassion
  • Quality: Relentlessly pursue excellence in care and service
  • Teamwork: Uplift each other with positive energy and support

Our Mission

Provide the best quality of life experience for our residents with the support of families.

Our Vision

To be the premier Communities of Care and Wellness.