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Day Health Program Volunteer Opportunities

The Dr. Peter Centre Day Health Program operates 7 days a week 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. There are a variety of interesting and challenging volunteer opportunities in the Day Health Program.

 

Ask Me Volunteer: You enjoy spending time with people and providing companionship to the participants who come to the Dr. Peter Centre Day Health Program.

 

Gardener: You enjoy gardening and realize how important plants and flowers are in people’s lives. You are experienced in container gardening and have your own transportation available to pick up supplies as needed.

 

Food Service: You encourage our participants to eat by providing friendly and personal service. You also help serve breakfast or lunch to our participants.

 

Complementary Therapist: You are trained in one of these complementary therapies: reiki, acupuncture, therapeutic touch, cranio-sacral, shiatsu, reflexology, healing touch etc. and want to share your skills with our participants and residents.

 

Hair Dresser: You hold a valid B.C. Hairdressing License and want to share your skills on an ongoing basis with our participants.

 

Computer Lab: You have an interest in working with people and computers. You are familiar with Windows XP and the Internet and are interested in teaching computer skills to our participants.

 

Recreation Out Trips: You enjoy spending time with people and would like to assist staff on scheduled out trips for participants in the community to encourage socialization. Examples of past trips include bowling, movies, and dining out for lunch.

 

Pet Visits: You want to share your love of animals by bringing in your pet each week to the Centre to visit residents and Day Program participants. Your pet must be trained and registered with B.C. Pets and Friends or St. John Ambulance Dog Therapy Program.

 

Nursing Station Volunteer: You enjoy talking with people and helping them maintain their wellbeing. You would provide clients with nap, shaving and other basic supplies and hand out keys for medication self-storage or look up a phone numbers and addresses for Day Health program participants.

 

Tai Chi/Relaxation/Yoga Instructor: You have this special training and want to help our participants increase their states of relaxation and stress management.

 

Video Facilitator: You would facilitate Video Saturdays. Working with the participants, you would organize the selection of the video and organize pop and popcorn making for the video. Time commitment - Saturdays 10 am to 1 pm.

 

Residence Volunteers

The Dr. Peter Centre Residence has flexible volunteer shifts 7 days a week from 9 am to 8 pm. The shifts vary in length from 2 to 3 hours.

 

General Residence Volunteer: You would provide companionship and support to the residents and their visitors by simply spending time together, playing cards, running errands or accompanying residents to scheduled appointments. You may also assist staff with some meal preparation and/or light housekeeping duties.

 

Special Events Volunteers

On Call Volunteer for Special Events: You enjoy participating in fundraising special events and are available for evening and weekend events. Events could include our signature event “Passions” gala, as well as the Pride Parade and third party fund raising events.

 

For more information, contact our Manager, Employee & Volunteer Engagement at volunteer@drpeter.org or 604.608.1874 ext 2224. Individuals interested in volunteering at the Centre must complete our volunteer application and provide two (2) references.

 

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