Church Companion and Porter

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Caring people needed to help our elders attend weekly Church services in our Fireside Room. We have a large care home and our elders appreciate your support to attend services. If you have time to stay afterwards, some elders would love to visit with you following the service. To help transport elders to the program, sit with and help the elders find the songs in the hymn book during the service and take back to their rooms. To move furniture if necessary. To socialize with residents.
To help older clients take part in the New Vista Church Program. To assist clients to travel to the Fireside Room in the New Vista Care Home.
Sundays 2:30-4:15pm
Church at 3:00pm
1st Sunday of the month..........St Alban's Anglican Church
2nd Sunday...........................Burnaby Gospel Hall
3rd Sunday ..............….No Church service
4th Sunday......Christian Reformed Church of New Westminster
5th Sunday….. No Church Service


1) Meet with the staff person organizing the Sunday program. Organize who will escort which elder(s).
2) Help gather residents and invite them to Church.
3) Sit with elders and guide them to the correct songs in the hymn book during the Church service.
4) At the end of the Church program help take residents to their rooms. If you have time to stay afterwards, some elders would love to visit with you following the service.
5) Help to move furniture back to normal set-up.


Enjoy elderly people. Able to assist an unsteady or confused resident and push a wheelchair. Must undergo Criminal Record Search.
Requires proof of current influenza vaccination during flu season or wear a mask from December 1 to March 31.

Role is suitable for: 
13 - 18
Additional Information: 

Learn new skills, make new friends, gain insight and experience for personal or career goals, improve self-confidence, gain satisfaction from giving to others.
During influenza season (December 1 to April 30) a flu vaccination is required OR care home visitors must wear masks. Masks are available at the front door of the care home. Coffee / Tea / Hot Chocolate are free for volunteers. Requires attending a Volunteer Orientation with staff, completing a TB checklist, completing an Immunization checklist, plus filling out an application form including two references. Requires a criminal records check through the Ministry of Public Safety or a Police Record Check through your local police detachment - this is discussed at the Volunteer Orientation.

How to apply: 
Email Marie Ferreira at
Contact person: 
Marie Ferreira
Contact phone: 
604-521-7764 x1285
Contact e-mail: 
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Cause Tags: 
Religion & Spirituality
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Position start/end date:
4 Sep 2018
Time Committment:
2 Hours Per Week
Time of day:
Daytime, Weekend
Work location:
New Vista Care Home
7550 Rosewood Street
Burnaby, BC V5E 3Z3
Last Updated: June 5, 2019
Posting will Automatically Expire: January 13, 2022