Artworks Activity Volunteer

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Position description: 

Artworks activity volunteers assist the Art Program Coordinator with the running of their art programs for wheelchair bound elders living in a long term care facility. Volunteers will help with set up and with keeping art box/cart clean, organized, and well stocked. Invite and assist elders to and from the activity area/space. Encourage elders to participate in arts and crafts activities and socialize with them while they do these activities. Assist coordinator with clean up and displaying of completed art work. 

Note: We currently only have opportunities open on Thursday's during the day.  



  • Keep art box/cart clean, organized, and well stocked.
  • Report to the Art Program Coordinator or neighborhood as directed.
  • Encourage elders to participate in arts and crafts activities.
  • Invite and assist elders to and from a suitable activity area/space.
  • Motivate elders to participate in meaningful arts and crafts activities.
  • Assist with displaying of completed works
  • Assist with set up and clean up
  • Able to assist elders who have physical and/or cognitive challenges.
  • Physically capable of pushing elders in wheelchairs and carrying out physical tasks as required. 
  • Able to communicate well in verbal and written English.
  • Ability to speak another language such as Cantonese and asset but not nessisary.  
  • Friendly, reliable, patient and respectful.
  • Able to follow direction and enjoy teamwork.
  • Willingness to listen, learn and develop effective ways to interact with elders. 
  • Sincere interest in the social needs elders.
  • Interest in art an asset but no previous experience is needed. 
Role is suitable for: 
English as a second language (ESL)
Additional Information: 


  • General orientation session with Volunteer Resources
  • Assignment specific training with the Art Program Coordinator


  • Gain valuable experience with elders in a healthcare environment.
  • Enhance the quality of life of elders
  • Access to educational opportunities, references, scholarships and monthly draw prizes.
  • Opportunity to volunteer with Art Program Coordinators and elders.
How to apply:
Contact person: 
Stephanie Kulferst
Contact phone: 
Volunteer Centre: 
Cause Tags: 
Arts & Culture
Health, Social Services
Position type:
Number of volunteers required:
Position start/end date:
10 Oct 2019
Time Committment:
2 Hours Per Week
Time of day:
Daytime, Weekdays
Work location:
St. Vincent's Langara
255 West 62nd Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5X 4V4