Health Contact Centre Volunteers

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COVID-19 Support: 
No
Virtual work: 
No
Position description: 

The Lower Mainland Purpose Society for Youth and Families has the following volunteer opportunities available:
Position: Health Contact Centre Volunteer
Location: 40 Begbie Street, New Westminster, B.C.
Hours: Flexible hours between 3:00pm to 11:00pm (Monday to Sunday)

The Purpose Society is establishing the Health Contact Centre which is the first safe consumption site in New Westminster. In addition to providing a site where, substances can be used safely, the Centre will offer other programs to enhance the psychosocial outcomes of program participants.

Deliverables/Duties: 

The primary duty of the volunteers is to ensure that visitors to the Health Contact Centre feel welcome, understand site requirements, and everyone is safe.

  • Greets clients
  • Escorts them to check-in station
  • Escorts them to services they request: safe use site, drug testing, harm reduction supplies or other services
  • Sanitizes stations, work areas and high touch areas
  • Ensures that clients are wearing masks and using hand sanitizer
  • Distribute harm reduction supplies
  • Complete needle sweeps of the surrounding area as required
Qualifications: 
  • Relevant experience with the program’s client population 
  • Knowledge of common drugs and their effects
Volunteer skills: 
Role is suitable for: 
Adult
Senior
English as a second language (ESL)
Additional Information: 
  • Must be physically and mentally able to be on your feet for long periods, take on physical tasks and work in a fast paced environment
  • Must follow Covid protocols, wear a mask and sanitize/wash hands frequently
How to apply: 
Please send us an email to volunteers@purposesociety.org
Contact person: 
Jeanelle Lauguico
Contact phone: 
604-526-2522
Volunteer Centre: 
Cause Tags: 
Health, Social Services
Mission:
The Purpose Society aims to enhance personal well being, strengthen family functioning and increase personal responsibility, confidence and healthy decision making.
Position type:
Number of volunteers required:
14
Position start/end date:
8 Mar 2021
Time Committment:
5 Hours Per Week
Time of day:
Evening, Weekend
Work location:
The Lower Mainland Purpose Society
40 Begbie Street
New Westminster, BC V3M 3L9
Last Updated: February 19, 2021
Posting will Automatically Expire: May 20, 2021