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Recreation Program-Happy Hour & Bingo

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Position description: 

Every Wednesday afternoon from 3:00pm to 4:45 pm at Southgate Care Centre, volunteers assist our elders and the recreation staff in Happy Hour and bingo preparations, and clean up after, encourage and support elders, and enhance the environment through volunteer participation. Happy Hour and Bingo alternates each week.

  • Assist with activity set up as directed by leisure staff.
  • Invite and assist elders to and from activity area as directed.
  • Assist elders during activity as needed.
  • Help leisure staff clean up as needed.
  • Able to communicate well in verbal English
  • Physically capable of pushing elders in wheelchairs and carrying out physical tasks as required
  • Friendly, reliable, patient and respectful
  • Able to follow direction and enjoy teamwork
  • Willingness to listen, learn, and develop effective ways to interact with elders
Role is suitable for: 
13 - 18
People with intellectual disabilities
Additional Information: 
  • Gain Valuable experience with elder in a healthcare environment
  • Enhance the quality of life of elder
  • Access to free educational opportunites
How to apply: 
Contact person: 
Alan Mackenzie
Contact phone: 
Contact e-mail: 
Volunteer Centre: 
The mission of The Good Samaritan Society is to extend Christian Hospitality through a continuum of care to those in need or at risk, regardless of race or religious belief.
Position type:
Position start/end date:
16 Mar 2017
Time Committment:
2 Hours Per Week
Time of day:
Daytime, Weekdays
Work location:
4225 107 Street
Southgate Care Centre
Edmonton, AB t6j 2p1