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Volunteer Services will review your information and be in contact with you to arrange a one-to-one chat to learn more about your interests and availability. This will also give you an opportunity to get your questions answered. You will also be asked to supply two (2) references.
If it is agreed that volunteering with BSF is something that you would like to pursue, you will be asked to complete our volunteer onboarding process including:
Although it is no longer mandatory, BSF continues to strongly encourage all staff and volunteers to be fully immunized for COVID-19, and to remain up to date with booster doses of the vaccine as they become eligible in accordance with current public health recommendations and eligibility requirements (refer to AHS Vaccine Eligibility). For more information, visit thebsf.ca/covid19
Opening Minds Through Art (OMA) Volunteer - Time Sensitive (Begins September 27, 2023 for 6-8 weeks)
Opening Minds through Art (OMA) is an award-winning, evidence-based, intergenerational art-making program for people living with dementia. It was developed at Scripps Gerontology Center, an Ohio Center of Excellence at Miami University, in 2007. Opening Minds through Art (OMA)’s goal is to help build a society that values all people, including older adults living with dementia. We achieve this by building genuine friendships between people living with dementia and volunteers as they engage in art-making.
Helping Hands Volunteer
One of the biggest challenges in a continuing care home is moving residents from their rooms to all the wonderful events and therapeutic programs that are planned to keep them physically and mentally well. Sometimes there aren’t enough hands to help get our residents to their meals or events in a timely manner. This causes delays starting and also means that residents can sometimes wait longer periods to get back to their own room. Would you like to volunteer to help us move residents from their rooms so they don’t miss out on all the opportunities we offer? Could you be one of our “Helping hands heroes”?
Are you a member of the clergy who wishes to share your faith with residents? We have opportunities for clergy within established religions to schedule religious services on-site in our Chapels. We also have opportunities for non-ordained members of any faith community to attend our sites to provide support to residents who request their support.
Do you wish to share your love of music? Enjoy having a live audience to interact with? Then Volunteer music guest is the role for you. You will enrich the lives of our residents, give back to the community in a way that’s meaningful to you, gain work experience if needed and receive recognition from both our residents and staff.
Personal Pampering Volunteer
Do you enjoy changing your nails to suit your day, your mood, or for a special occasion? We have residents who love to have their nails polished with their favourite colour or for seasonal occasions. If you would like to give your time and expertise, then the Personal Pampering volunteer position is for you. Enjoy companionship and conversation while giving our continuing care residents a fresh manicure.
Pet Visit Volunteer
Do you have an amazing pet that should be shared with our residents? Do you enjoy sharing your pet’s personality, quirks, and tricks? Is your pet social and loves attention? Then our pet therapy team volunteer is for you. You will be able to discuss your pet with our residents while they are able to interact with your special pet.
Second Language Volunteer
Are you bi-lingual, multi-lingual, or know sign language? Are you looking for an opportunity to hone those skills or keep them current? You could be visiting our residents that struggle with English and so are generally isolated. As a companion, you would be visiting one-on-one and sharing stories, perhaps playing games or helping with puzzles or assisting a resident with strengthening their own communication skills. This volunteer position could also cross over to our outing opportunities as well.
Short Trips Volunteer
Do you enjoy going for walks in the park? Are you a fan of day trips to local amenities? Then the Outing Volunteer position is suited for you. You will be giving the gift of fresh air and new sites and sounds to our residents and have an opportunity to share some laughs and make memories.
Do you enjoy chatting? Are you curious about the stories older adults want to share? Do you enjoy puzzles, board games, card games, reading to someone? Then the Social Visitor role is for you. You will both give and receive the gift of companionship and friendship.
Special Events Volunteer
Do you enjoy a party or festive occasion? You would love to volunteer but can’t commit to a steady schedule? Special Events volunteers are needed the day before or day of an event. Whatever your skill, silent auctions, decorating, working on the registration table, mingling with guests and residents, setting up, or clearing, there are always lots of jobs when an event is planned. From golf tournaments to on-site celebrations, there are opportunities all year round.
Tuck Shop Volunteer
Do you enjoy meeting new people? Our Tuck Shops are an excellent way to meet our residents. Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity that keeps you busy a few shifts a week? Our on-site Tuck Shops are a retail environment in a friendly continuing care manor.
Are you comfortable with online meeting platforms? Would you love to visit and chat but prefer to do so from the comfort of home? Then the Virtual Visit volunteer position is just right for you.