EDEN GARDENS – Activity Helpers 

We are seeking new volunteer team members eager for a challenging and rewarding experience Bring your passion and skills to our Dementia Care home to help elders live full and abundant lives. All volunteers are provided with orientation, training, program choices and flexibility in scheduling. We are currently looking for volunteers to help in the following areas:

Friendly Visiting – spend some one-on-one time with a resident as you discuss his/her favourite topics, current events, or memories from years past. Spending time with a resident is one of the most rewarding opportunities a volunteer can have.

Recreation – help a resident have fun!  Activities range from games to gardening, art projects, special interest and much more. Volunteers make these events more exciting, therapeutic and enjoyable through assistance, encouragement and participation.

Special Events – help with set up, walking with residents and mingle with them in different social and entertainment events.

Bistro/Gift Shop Attendant

Ongoing – Use your customer service skills to set up coffee, tea and cookies, invite and walk residents to the bistro, serve coffee and mingle with residents. Attend the gift shop. Shifts are 3 hours, and we have flexibility in scheduling.  You will need patience, tactfulness and good communication skills. You also need a cheerful and calm personality. This is a rewarding and fun volunteer opportunity for those with a few hours to spare each week.  Training will be provided.

For more information regarding any of the volunteer opportunities with Eden Gardens, please call Sandy Parise at 250-739-2646 or visit http://edengardens.ca/cms.asp?wpID=81.