Recreation Program Support Volunteer

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Position description: 

Recreation Program Support Volunteers support Activity Worker hosting recreational therapeutic programs for residents. The volunteers will help create a positive, fun, engaging atmosphere for residets. They will also provide opportunities for residents to socialize and interact with people. If you are interested in gaining hands-on experience in health care setting, this is the perfoect opportunity for you to share your smile and energy with our residents.


• Assist residents under the direction of Activity Worker.
• Assist Activity Worker with set up and clean up before and after the program.
• Escort residents to and from the activity.
• Assist residents during the program as needed to enhance enjoyment of activity.
• Encourage residents to make decisions and maximize her/his independence.
• Socialize/engage in conversation with residents to promote a positive atmosphere.
• Other duties and responsibilities as required.


• Patient and comfortable working with elderly and adults with complex health care needs and who may have limited communication.
• Ability to push a wheelchair on varying terrain.
• Be able to speak clearly and understand spoken and written English.
• 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: 
Cause Tags: 
Health, Social Services
Position type:
Skilled Role:
Number of volunteers required:
Position start/end date:
13 Jan 2020
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