Volunteers at the Almonte General Hospital (AGH) and Fairview Manor Auxiliary give the most valuable gift of all – their time.
Volunteers have an opportunity to assist in the following departments of the organization - Physiotherapy, Day Hospital, Health Records, Complex Continuing Care (Rosamond Unit), Medical Surgical and Obstetrical, Fairview Manor, Hairdressing, the Hospital Gift Shop and Fairview Manor Tuck Shop.
Volunteer duties vary from department to department and include greeting patients, disinfecting and replacing equipment used in Physiotherapy, delivering water to patients’ bedsides, working in the Hospital Gift Shop or Fairview Manor Tuck Shop, performing clerical duties and helping Day Hospital patients with their therapies.
In the Complex Continuing Care Unit and Fairview Manor, volunteers assist the Recreation Therapists with activities such as, Musical Afternoons, Birthday Parties, Pub Nights, Exercises, Bingos, Spa activities, Special Breakfasts & BBQ’s.
If you have a special craft or skill, such as gardening, knitting or art we welcome you to share your knowledge with our residents/patients. If you play a musical instrument, you can entertain the residents/patients. If you are affiliated with a church group, you may wish to provide pastoral care to residents/patients of similar faith. You may also wish to engage in positive social interaction with residents/patients to brighten their day by reading or writing letters or just chatting over a cup of tea.
We have two working Volunteer Groups within our Organization; the Volunteer Services Committee & the Fairview Manor Auxiliary. The VSC volunteers are closely associated with the hospital and provide support where needed. The Fairview Manor Auxiliary volunteers support the recreational activities of Fairview Manor and organize fundraising initiatives to support all the Residents of the Manor. Both the VSC and FVM Auxiliary collaborate to support the Junior Volunteer Program as well as providing an Annual Bursary to a deserving Student. They also assist with special events within the organization which include purchasing gifts for residents/patients as well as decorating the Hospital and Manor for the Christmas season.
How to Apply
New volunteers are required to go through a screening process, including a Vulnerable Sector Check, health screening for immunization, and completion of an application form. All volunteers are given a complete facility orientation and a position description outlining their roles and responsibilities. When needed a position specific training session will be arranged. Annual training is provided to keep all volunteers up to date on safety and other policies and procedures, as well as offering opportunities for new learning on related topics.
For More Information
For Almonte General Hospital, contact Volunteer Services at 613-256-2514, ext. 2226 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For Fairview Manor, contact Sheila Lefebvre at 256-3113, extension 229 or by email at email@example.com.