|Organization Name||Position Types||Duration||Great For||Region and Location(s)||Ad Online Since||Application Deadline|
|Villa Cathay Care Home||Long term (6 months to 1 year)||2019-03-06||2019-03-31|
A culturally focused, non-profit senior care home in the Strathcona neighbourhood is looking for volunteers with fundraising experience, event coordination experience and who have a passion working with seniors.
Please send a email to btse@villacathay with the subject line "Volunteer Opportunity" if you are interested in becoming a volunteer!
We are looking for volunteers for two different roles.
1) The first role is a companion position, seniors often struggle with isolation and loneliness. Visiting a senior for just one hour a week can have a significant positive impact on their mental health and sense of connection and purpose. We are seeking volunteers to visit seniors living in our residential care home on a one on one basis to share an interest or activity, provide social companionship and provide opportunities for seniors to share their life experiences.
2) Secondly, Villa Cathay is looking for volunteers with fundraising experience either in a formal or informal setting and have experience running fundraising events. Villa Cathay is undergoing a rejuvenation project to rebuild our current 40-year-old home to become one of the largest senior care homes by 2021. Our goal is to raise $5M to help improve existing senior care services, upgrade current equipment and provide additional support to seniors. We are currently on track to fundraise $5M and would welcome any volunteers who have experience in this aspect.
Opportunities & Rewards
Volunteers are Villa Cathay have the opportunity to:
Roles & Responsibilities
After attending an orientation session, successful applicants will be matched with a senior in our care home. You will then spend time visiting with the senior on a weekly basis to share conversation, joining in leisure activities together or just escorting the resident out to our private courtyard on warm dry days to enjoy the warmth, fresh air and companionship. You may escort the senior to the dining room during meal time for him/her to enjoy a meal.
Volunteers will connect with our Director of Donor and Community Engagement and discuss where volunteers can utilize their strengths and to see how they can bring a breath of fresh air to the organization.
Successful volunteer must be:
The successful candidate will receive ongoing training, letter of reference (after 30 hours of volunteering) and an invitation to volunteer appreciation events.
All volunteers must pass a Vulnerable Persons Criminal Record Check. You must also take a Flu shot or wear a mask during flu season (December – March) while volunteering in Residential Care Homes.