Volunteer Opportunities
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We encourage community involvement through volunteering

Here are some examples of the types of volunteer opportunities available:

Hospitals

  • One-to-one visiting – make friendly conversation with patients
  • Meet and greet - welcome and guide clients, provide direction and location finding
  • Retail – sell items in the gift shop, gift cart, or thrift shop
  • Patient libraries – keep library in order and help patients find books
  • Hairdresser assistant – assist with hair care and grooming

Long-term care - seniors

  • Adult day centres – help deliver therapeutic and recreational activities in a group social setting
  • Medical escort – accompany frail seniors via HandyDART or taxi to medical appointments
  • Recreation therapy - support arts and crafts activities, bus outings, gardening programs, breakfast groups, computer sessions and recreation activities

Community

  • Friendly visiting – provide companionship to housebound adults and seniors
  • Drivers - provide transportation for meal delivery, medical appointments, social outings and grocery shopping
  • Care sitters - visit with isolated seniors to provide socialization or respite for their caregiver and adults dealing with mental health challenges
  • Meal programs - assist in meal program set-up, clean up, greeting participants and providing entertainment  
  • Shop by phone - phone and/or shop for clients

Public health

  • Child & baby clinics – greet parents and assist with weighing and measuring
  • Prenatal packages - assembling information packages that are given to expectant mothers
  • Toy cleaning - clean and sanitize toys used at clinics

How do I get started?

Submit an application today, or contact the Program Coordinator in your area:

As a step towards reconciliation, Interior Health acknowledges the land that we live, work, and play on as the traditional territories of the Dakelh Dene, Ktunaxa, Nlaka’pamux, Secwepemc, St’at’imc, Syilx and Tsilhqot’in peoples. It is with humility that we continue to strengthen our relationships with the First Nation, Métis, and Inuit peoples of the interior.
MoH     PCQO