St. Joseph's Care Group


 Welcome!

At St. Joseph's Care Group, together we make a difference.

Our volunteers are supporting our mission by impacting the lives of the clients and residents we serve across 6 sites. If you are a caring, compassionate and committed individual, who enjoys spending time with people, apply to join our team. 

What to Expect:

Volunteering is an important responsibility. Please make sure that this is a good time in your life for such a commitment. We ask:

  1. You volunteer 2-4 hours, once a week
  2. For a minimum initial commitment of three months

Please note that some volunteer positions may be limited to weekdays only. 

Application Process:

Volunteer Services staff are here to help you join our team. We will work with you to complete the selection process which includes:

  • Interview
  • Reference Checks (not from family or friends)
  • Police Record Check
  • Health Assessment (including vaccinations & TB Skin test)
  • Orientation
  • Training

Individuals who speak a second language including French, Finnish, Italian, Ojibway, Cree, Oji-Cree, etc. are encouraged to apply. 

Upon request, accommodations due to a disability are available to support you during the selection process and throughout your volunteer experience. Please contact Volunteer Services to discuss your accommodation needs.

 

CONTACT US

Volunteer Services

Email: volunteers@tbh.net

Phone: (807) 768-4448

For more information about St. Joseph’s Care Group and volunteering, please visit: www.sjcg.net 

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Current Volunteer Opportunities

Friendly Visitor

Friendly Visitor

 

Help staff by spending time visiting with clients. Volunteer visits help clients to feel connected and reduce feelings of loneliness or isolation. The goal is to help clients to feel independent and increase their quality and enjoyment of life. 

 

Garden Assistant

Garden Assistant

 

Help with maintaining gardens and flowerbeds on SJCG grounds, thereby enhancing client and visitor experiences. 

 

Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) Volunteer

Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) Volunteer

Support staff to improve the experience of hospitalized older patients. HELP utilizes specific interventions to keep older adults oriented to their surroundings and mobile within the limitations of their physical condition, while meeting their needs of nutrition, hydration and sleep.

Location: St. Joseph's Hospital

More Information: Hospital Elder Life Program

 

 

Therapeutic Recreation Assistant

Therapeutic Recreation Assistant

Help staff with recreation programs. This includes helping staff provide activities and connecting with clients to reduce loneliness. The goal is to increase the quality and enjoyment of life of our clients.

 

Spiritual Care Assistant

Spiritual Care Assistant

Help staff by assisting clients to participate in Spiritual services of their choice.

Availability: Weekdays, Day time

 

 

Client and Family Partner

Client and Family Partner

Current or former client or family member/caregiver of St. Joseph’s Care Group who wants to share their insights about care to improve the care experience. Client and Family Partner involvement helps ensure our work reflects input from the people we serve. Some examples: committee membership, interview panel member, focus groups or special projects.

More Information: Client and Family Partner

Mealtime Companion

Mealtime Companion

                       

Help staff by encouraging and assisting residents to eat and enjoy their meal in a calm and sociable environment, helping make the dining experience a positive one. Additional training provided.

 

Location: Bethammi and Hogarth Riverview Manor

Availability: 8:30 am / 12:00 pm / 5:00 pm, weekdays/weekends

 

 

 

Hair Salon Assistant

Hair Salon Assistant

 

Help the hair dresser with residents receiving services in the hair salon. Assist with salon set-up and clean-up, accompanying and portering residents in wheelchairs to their appointments and help with salon duties. 

 

Location: Hogarth Riverview Manor

Availability: Weekdays, Day time

 

 

 

Medical Escort

Medical Escort

 

Accompany residents to medical appointments. Volunteers help residents to feel less worried or upset before and after the appointment. 

 

Location: Hogarth Riverview Manor

Availability: Weekdays, Day time

 

 

WayFinder / Greeter

WayFinder / Greeter

 

Provide a warm welcome by greeting visitors to the building and helping to direct visitors and residents to units or departments. 

 

Location: Hogarth Riverview Manor

Availability: Weekdays, Day time

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

Peer Supporter

Peer Support Services

Peer Support Services incorporates volunteers with lived experience of mental health and/or addictions to utilize their knowledge and understanding to provide interventions and support to others working through their recovery journey. 

Location: St. Joseph's Health Centre - South

More Information: Peer Support Services

Mission Statement

St. Joseph's Care Group is a Catholic organization that identifies and responds to the unmet needs of the people of Northwestern Ontario, as a way of continuing the healing mission of Jesus in the tradition of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Sault Ste. Marie.

Explore our Volunteer Services 2023 Annual Report