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Friend to a Senior - Green Acres Foundation – Blue Sky Lodge
Blue Sky Lodge has a resident that would like to spend one-on-one time with a friend. The resident loves to quilt, crochet, and knit and often needs help with tec...
Agency of the Week
Alberta Health Services – Volunteer Resources
Agency of the Week Profile
Date of Publication: February 22, 2017
Agency Name: Alberta Health Services – Volunteer Resources
Volunteers are one of Alberta Health Services Volunteer Resources most valuable resources. Their time and energy provide immeasurable support to busy staff and they add extra care to the quality healthcare patients and residents receive. Their mission is to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans.
How The Community Can Help:
Visiting and supporting patients who require medical care is truly the essence of healthcare volunteerism. Volunteering with the Volunteer Visitation Program helps patients feel less lonely and has been shown to speed up recovery. This opportunity may be for you if you enjoy communicating with others, are empathetic to those with unique needs and love a good game of crib. The Gift Shop relies heavily on the help of volunteers, with profits being donated back to the health centre to purchase equipment and enhance patient care. Volunteers will sell merchandise to patients and visitors, stock supplies, use a debit machine, make change and have excellent customer service skills. The Outdoor Beautification Project is a partnership with community volunteer groups and AHS, who wish to invest in their local health facility to ensure it is a beautiful place to visit and work. Volunteers “adopt” an area of the outdoor hospital grounds to plant and maintain throughout the summer months. As an Outdoor Beautification Project Team member, you will take a leadership role to work with staff and other volunteers to facilitate this project. Members are needed who have good leadership and planning skills and can mentor others.
For any of these opportunities visit, http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/info/page10841.aspx
Patient & Family Advisors (PFA’S) enhance the principles of Patient and Family Centred Care by being involved as members of Steering Committees, Advisory Council or Working Groups. PFA’s speak about their healthcare experiences to groups of leaders, staff and healthcare providers as a Patient Experience Storyteller, and can participate in or lead community engagement research. PFA’s also provide feedback on patient education materials, policies and documents or discussion topics. It’s important to note that this volunteer role is advisory in nature and not advocacy in nature. Those interested can apply online at: http://bit.ly/southzonepfa
With so many incredible events going on around our community, we wanted to share these events with our site visitors. You can find details on all types of events including concerts, family friendly activities and more – we’ll keep adding as many as we can find.
Become A Volunteer
Volunteerism is someone giving the gift of themselves to build a strong, healthy community. Community Development is strongly enhanced through such contributions from community members. There is a wide range of rewarding volunteer opportunities at Volunteer Lethbridge.
The Voluntary Sector has some great career opportunities. If you have interest in working for a Volunteer based company please take the time to browse through our list of Volunteer Employment Opportunities.
We offer a number of benefits to our member agencies including professional development, local networking and access to various voluntary sector initiatives to name a few.