Oshawa, Ajax, Bowmanville Hospitals
In this role, you will: support patients and families waiting in the Emergency Department * answer questions * provide activities and comfort items (colouring, word searches, teddy bears, etc) * call transportation (taxi) * assist with wayfinding, directions, or escorting patients to different departments.
Oshawa, Ajax-Pickering, Bowmanville Hospitals
In this active volunteer role, you will: interact with patients and visitors providing them with appropriate and/or required assistance to find their destination within the hospital * deliver essential personal items to units and assist with managing wheelchairs.
Nanny Angel Network
Homework and Activity Angels provide virtual childcare support for mothers who have been diagnosed with cancer, for those requiring palliative care and for families requiring additional relief during the bereavement period * Homework and Activity Angels lessen the impact of cancer on families, by engaging children in homework-aid and/or age-appropriate activities to help reduce any stress or anxiety they may be experiencing due to their mom’s illness or death * by meeting weekly, building trust, and having fun, our Angels help mothers gain the confidence and peace of mind to rest or attend appointments, knowing their children are cared for and supported by knowledgeable and compassionate volunteers * provide fun, educational, creative, and safe experiences for the children * minimum six-month commitment to ensure support during the duration of a mom’s cancer treatment and recovery * two (2) hours of childcare service per week to the same family.
Sunrise Youth Group
Bus leaves from Whitby, ON - Camp Wabikon 2430 T234 Lake Temagami, Temagami, ON P0H 2H0
Provide first aid support to campers and staff/volunteers when required * administer medications to campers and staff/volunteers during the week of Camp.
Durham Alliance Outreach
Unload Food Bank donation deliveries from our food delivery truck * transfer donations from our Food Bank to our food/essential care bags preparation area * sort donations into individual food/essential care bags * bring prepared food/essential care bags to the loading area, to have ready for community member pick-up * assist staff with Food Bank set-up/ takedown - table set-up, sanitizing your work area, etc. * work collaboratively with the Food Bank and Volunteer Resources staff * ability to be physically active: lift 50lbs, walk, stand and bend, throughout shift * fulfill safety procedures: including social distancing, wearing gloves and PPE masks/ face shields, etc. * must have access to email and computer to access YSM emails and volunteer website * Safety Requirements: All volunteers will be provided with gloves, cloth face masks, other safety supplies and an orientation.
**Additionally, all volunteers will be asked to complete our COVID-19 screening questions, before each shift.
Community Care Durham
*assist nurse with administrative support at Foot Care Clinic * provide COVID-19 screening to clients
Students for Herd Immunity
Student ambassadors will attend a 5-week, 1-hour/week training session led by a workshop facilitator that will cover topics from the basics of the COVID-19 vaccines, the importance of vaccination, how to make compelling presentations, how to seek feedback from their audience, and the necessity of increasing health literacy by bridging social, cultural, and linguistic gaps * student ambassadors will share their learnings with a community to which they belong (e.g. school, church, volunteer organization) * participate in a debrief session with their training cohort in which they will reflect on their experiences in the program and talk through the importance of health literacy and health advocacy.
VON Durham, Hospice Services
Telephone and Zoom
One-on-one support * COVID-19 protocol - over the telephone