Parkview Volunteers

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Position description: 

Youville Residence consists of a residential care home for 42 senior residents and Parkview, a specialized mental health unit for 37 older adults.

Are you interested in pursuing a career in mental health/addictions, physio therapy, occupational therapy, or nursing? We are seeking 1-1 volunteers to visit residents on Parkview. If you are interested in spending time, sharing conversations, and playing games with residents, please consider volunteering at Youville Residence.

• Volunteers are highly valued by staff, residents and their families. Volunteers enhance the lives of our residents and your time and efforts are an important element in Providence Health Care’s commitment to quality care
• We require a minimum 4 month commitment
• Weekly volunteer shifts are 2 hours per week, depending on the position
• Volunteers must be a minimum of 19 years old to volunteer with Parkview at Youville Residence


Under the direct supervision of the Occupational Therapist and Social Workers, volunteers are expected to complete the following duties:

• Invite and encourage residents to play games or to engage in activities such as colouring, drawing, or crafts
• Engage in friendly and positive conversation with residents
• Comply with proper hand hygiene and confidentiality procedures
• Advise Staff of any issues or concerns that arise during your volunteer shift


• 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 is an asset but not essential
• Able to communicate well in verbal and written English
• Knowledge of the impact and health benefits of exercise
• Familiarity with basic exercise equipment.
• Ability to speak language other than English is an asset but not essential
• 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

Role is suitable for: 
Additional Information: 

*Please consider that all applicants will be asked to complete the following in order to be considered for volunteer placements with Providence Health Care*:

• Attend an interview with a Coordinator, Volunteer Resources
• Provide 2 professional references for a Coordinator to contact
• Complete an online Criminal Record Check with the BC Ministry of Justice
• Attend a 2-hour Volunteer Orientation
• Acquire an annual influenza vaccination from December - March of every year; OR wear a mask during your volunteer shift

How to apply: 
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Contact person: 
Laura Mah
Contact phone: 
Volunteer Centre: 
Cause Tags: 
Health, Social Services
Sport & Recreation
Position type:
Number of volunteers required:
Position start/end date:
22 Nov 2019
Time Committment:
2 Hours Per Week
Time of day:
Daytime, Weekdays
Work location:
Youville Residence
4950 Heather St
Vancouver, BC V5Z 3L9