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Multilingual Volunteer Visitor

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Position description: 

Do you enjoy spending time with the elderly?

Do you speak other language than Enghlish?

Do you like to gain experience in health care setting and gain hands-on experience interacting with seniors?

Fellburn Care Centre is looking for volunteer visitors who can have conversations with our residents from different countries with their mother tongue.


• Engage residents in conversation in thier mother tongue, playing cards or games, knitting, reading, puzzles, letter writing, gardening, going for a walk on the grounds.
• Providing a friendly, listening ear


• Patient and comfortable working with elderly and adults with complex health care needs and who may have limited communication.
• Be able to work independently and take initiative where needed.
• Be able to speak clearly and understand spoken and written foreign language (i.e., Cantonese, Mandarin, Macedonian, Italian, etc. )
• Have excellent interpersonal skills (discretion, courtesy, empathy).
• Ability to interact sensitively with individuals regardless of the diversity in ethnicity, culture, age, sexual orientation, religious or political affiliation.
• Follow the Fraser Health Respectful Workplace Policy.
• Have knowledge and agree to comply with infection control requirements.
• Adhere to maintain patient/family confidentiality.

Role is suitable for: 
13 - 18
English as a second language (ESL)
How to apply: 
Contact person: 
Jenny Lee
Contact e-mail: 
Volunteer Centre: 
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Position start/end date:
5 Sep 2017
Time Committment:
2 Hours Per Week
Time of day:
Daytime, Evening, Weekdays, Weekend
Work location:
Fellburn Care Centre
6050 East Hastings Street
Burnaby, BC V5B 1R6