Hospital Elder Life Program Volunteer (HELP)

(Joseph Brant Hospital, Volunteer Resources)

Position ID: V-HVC0063 Last Full Update: 17 Mar 2022
Opportunity Details
ContactCarolann Badger, Coordinator, Volunteer Resources, Joseph Brant Hospital; Phone: 905-632-3737 ext 1443; Email:
DutiesThe HELP Program at Joseph Brant Hospital provides enhanced patient care for older adults through a small staff team and a large group of volunteers. Volunteers will visit patients one shift per week (4 hours) to provide social interaction and do selected activities with patients to prevent delirium and loss of function. We have shifts in the morning, afternoon and evenings; Monday through Sunday.
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BenefitsEnhanced Training is provided. The role would be a benefit for volunteers interested in pursuing a health care career. References provided. Complimentary parking when volunteering.
ClientsOlder Adult patients at Joseph Brant Hospital
Ages17 year(s) - 80 year(s)
Suitable for OSSDNo
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students ; Newcomers / English as a second language
Areas of InterestHealth Care ; Social Interaction ; Youth Engagement
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Counseling & Support ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Elder Care ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Leadership ; Listening Skills ; Medical Assistance ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work
Commitment LengthMedium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Long Term ; Must commit 100 plus hours
Interaction LevelOne-on-one
Minimum Hours4 / Week
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityFully Accessible ; Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance ; Barrier-free washroom including door and stall
Number of PositionsBurlington: 40 individual(s) 
40 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Scheduled training ; Training on the job ; Training on-going
TransportationNear public transit
CostUniform vest (adults) $30  
Police Vulnerable Sector check $30 - reimbursed after 100 hours of service 
T-shirt (youth) $12
Police CheckRequired
Additional Requirements•A two-step TB test 
•Blood work to confirm immunity to Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Varicella (chicken pox) or last two dates when boosters were administered. Plus 2 doses of COVID vaccine are mandatory
Start DateOn or after 17 Mar 2022
End Date30 Sep 2022
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Organization NameJoseph Brant Hospital, Volunteer Resources
Office PhoneJoseph Brant Hospital 905-632-3737
Address & Map
1245 Lakeshore Rd
Burlington, ON L7S 0A2
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