Jeff Villard says residents really missed the involvement and contributions of volunteers when services were suspended as part of COVID-19 response measures for Long-Term Care. At this time, while following public health measures, volunteer are once again back in our Homes.
“Volunteers play an important role in fostering residents’ well-being,” says Jeff. “Whether assisting a resident with dining, reading mail, or sharing talents of music or art, volunteers greatly enhance the services we provide.
“It is all about keeping residents connected and not feeling isolated. Volunteers contribute to a sense of normalcy that has been missing ever since COVID-19 started. They are a valuable addition to the supports presently in place to achieve the best quality of life for our residents.
“We are happy to welcome our returning volunteers back, and we are looking for more people with a passion for seniors and person-centred care. Our motto is: Residents don’t live in our workplace – we work in their home.
“Before they begin to interact with residents, volunteers are required to attend an orientation session to learn about our Homes, the residents we serve, and the roles available.”
To get involved, click here to fill out an application.