Seniors Wellness Society
A partnership between OneSky Community Resources Society and South Okanagan Seniors Wellness Society providing services that support independence and enhance wellness for older adults. Various volunteer opportunities are available on a casual or ongoing basis.
Benefits of volunteering with us: Make a difference in the life of an older adult, meet new people, socialize, hear interesting personal stories, great learning experience for students, learn new skills, increase understanding of the aging process, experience being on a team, help support seniors in your community, help to reduce the stigma of aging.
Volunteers choose from the following opportunities:
- Friendly Visiting
- Odd Jobs
- Office Support
- Social Outings Assistance
- Yard Work
- Snow Shoveling
- Special Events
Better at Home Program:
Helps seniors with simple day-to-day tasks to assist them to maintain living independently in their own homes and staying connected to their community. Services include friendly visiting, transportation to appointments, grocery shopping, light housekeeping, light yardwork, snow shoveling and simple home repairs. Volunteers are mainly required for visiting, driving, shopping and odd jobs. Service area spans Summerland to Okanagan Falls. All ages are welcome to volunteer.
Cooking up Connections Program:
Brings seniors together to enjoy a meal, meet new people, learn about healthy foods and socialize. Volunteers help with cooking tasks, set-up, clean-up, socializing and assisting in various duties as needed. Should be comfortable standing for 2 hours or more.
Out and About Program:
Offers opportunities for seniors to build friendships while participating as a group in social and recreational activities in the community. Volunteers accompany group to assist with walkers and address safety issues and socialize. Should be friendly, patient and personable and comfortable lifting up to 20 pounds.
For more information on these volunteer opportunities call Misty 250-487-7455 or complete application firstname.lastname@example.org