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Haven Hill Care Centre is the largest Complex Care facility located in Penticton. As such, we are in need of a vast amount of volunteers with different skills, strengths and abilities.

GENERAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES – ALWAYS NEEDED

Friendly Visitors – Some of our residents are unable or choose not to participate in group activities and require 1:1 visits to brighten their day. We will give you a social history on the residents that we feel would benefit from such a visit and provide suggestions on what might be rewarding for you both. Options may include:  Reading to the resident from a book or the newspaper, listening to music, taking the resident for a walk around the facility, sharing coffee in our Bistro…the list is endless!

Bus Trips – We have multiple bus trips throughout the month that require at least 1 or 2 volunteers. We try to vary our destinations – some recent outings have been to: Boston Pizza, The Casino, Picnics in the Park, and upcoming trips are to White Spot and the Dollar Store.

We would also appreciate volunteers for our scenic drives – these outings are  for our residents that are not appropriate  for our destination outings based on their own unique needs. The trips are generally under an hour – while the Recreation staff drive the facility bus, we would like you to play tour guide announcing the points of interest along the way!

Meal Assistance – Many of our residents need assistance at meal times and require 1:1 attention to help with enjoying and finishing their meal. Our dietitian will provide  in-service education on proper feeding techniques  for any volunteer that would be wanting to support our residents at meals. At this time, we need added help at all meal times –breakfast (8:00am), lunch (12:00pm) and dinner (5:00pm).

Special Talents – We are also looking for volunteers to provide us with supplemental programming – this could be anything ranging from piano playing to watercolour painting. If you have any special training or talents  that you think our residents may benefit from, please contact us.

Pet Visits – These visits have so much therapeutic value and bring many different memories for residents. If you think that you and your pet would like to spend time on a weekly basis coming in to visit, we would like to hear from you!

Card Players – We are in need of volunteers who know how to play crib as we have a few card sharks that are in need of a worthy opponent in weekly crib games.

BINGO FACILITATORSWe have bingo programs twice a week, but would be very willing to split it up, so that it is once per week per volunteer (either Tuesdays or Thursdays). The program starts at 10:30am, but porting of the residents and the set up of the room begins around 10:00 am. If you think that this might be something you are interested in, please contact me for more information!

Volunteer Program Assistants – We are hoping to find volunteers for the following programs for the month of October 2018

If you think you would like to volunteer with us, please do not hesitate to contact me at:

Kara Nelson

Recreation Manager and Volunteer Coordinator

250 492 2600 Ext. 113

kara.nelson@havenhill.ca

415 Haven Hill Rd, Penticton, BC V2A 4E9