Volunteers

  • THE ROLE OF OUR VOLUNTEERS

    Volunteer

    • To assist Recreation Staff with the preparation and delivery of recreation programs & events
    • To communicate and co-operate with all members of the recreation team
    • To provide Elders with a link to their community
    • To help Elders develop new friendships
  • Things Our Volunteers Help With

    Volunteer

    • Assist the music therapists
    • Bus outings
    • One-to-one visits
    • Culturally specific programs
    • Pet visits
    • Work with horticultural therapist
    • Crafts & Baking
    • Animal care
    • Sunday service
    • Computer work
    • Multi-generational programs
    • 65-ers programs
    • Shopping for residents
    • Exercise class
    • Tai Chi – Special dining experiences
    • Happy Hour
    • Entertainment!
  • HOW TO BECOME A VOLUNTEER

    Volunteer
    All of us at KL value the contribution of our volunteers; they are an important and integral part of our Recreation Team, assisting staff in a non-competitive partnership. As such, all volunteers must meet the following criteria:

    • Be prepared to make a minimum six month commitment to the volunteer program
    • Complete a registration form, submitted with personal and professional references
    • Attend an interview based on the availability of a suitable placement
    • Participate in an orientation and training
    • Agree to a criminal record review at not cost
    • Submit proof of a recent TB test. The cost of a new TB test is $20.00 and will be refunded to volunteers when they have completed six months of volunteer service

If you would like to give the gift of your time, Please contact Leisa at 604-588-0445 or 604-580-8023

YOUR PERSONAL REWARDS

Friendship – with our Elders who may feel isolated and lonely but each of whom has a lifetime of remarkable achievements to share. Experience – volunteering at Kinsmen Lodge provides first hand observations in a health care facility. You will receive practical experience in executing and evaluating events, relationship building skills in a professional context and insight into a career you might be interested in pursuing. Fun – camaraderie; teamwork with fellow volunteers; recognition events, and the joy of knowing that you have touched the life of another and made a difference.