CURRENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

 

In-Floor Services – two adults required for Friday mornings

Gift Shop – volunteers always needed

Chances Are – volunteers required for various duties

 

SOME ACTIVITIES FOR VOLUNTEERS

 

GIFT SHOP :

Salespersons required. Greet customers, operate the cash and debit card machines.  Wrap customer purchases. Shifts MON to FRI 9:00AM to Noon and Noon to 3:00PM. SAT 10:00AM to 2:00PM.  Some additional shifts may be necessary for special sales.

KNITTING :

Knit items to sell in the Gift Shop and at other locations. Our coordinator will assist in obtaining patterns and material as required. Work your own schedule.  Presently, we are knitting baby shawls, baby outfits, mitts and hats.

PHYSIOTHERAPY :

Assist patients by providing material required to perform their exercises and observe the patients as directed by the physiotherapist.  Clean the beds after each use.  Photocopy material as required by the staff , and other duties. Shifts MON to FRI 8:00AM to 11:30AM and 1:30PM to 4:00PM.  Please note that times may vary according to patient scheduling.

TEEN VOLUNTEERS :

Weekends for In-Patient services. Assist in fundraising and other activities as needed. Scheduling will be prepared in advance to assist students in planning their time.  Records will be maintained of hours worked.

TELEPHONE COMMITTEE :

You will contact assigned lists of members—usually 12—and relay messages to the members on your list approximately 5 times per year.  Upon completion of your call list you will advise your coordinator of the results.  Times will vary according to schedule.

VARIOUS OTHER DUTIES AS REQUIRED

CHANCES ARE :

Three Positions in our store, where donated items are received, sorted and sold.  All profits go to the Auxiliary.

  • COUNTER STAFF:

Greet customers, operate the cash register, package purchased items. Shifts are Tues-days through Saturdays 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM or 1:00PM to 4:00PM.

  • SORTERS:

Assist in sorting and displaying items for sale in the store.  The shifts are MON WED and FRI from 7:30AM to approximately 11:00AM

  • HELPING HANDS:

Gentlemen to carry boxes, bags and other items in and out of store. Moderately heavy lifting.

DAY SURGERY / ENDOSCOPY

Assist patients and caregivers as required. Ensure all beds etc. are cleaned.  Prepare gowns and other garments used by patients. The shifts may be 3-4 hours depending upon the scheduled treatment. Shifts are MON and WED from 7:30AM to 11:30AM and from 11:30AM to 3:30PM as required and once per month on a Tuesday.

IN FLOOR SERVICE

Volunteers retrieve water jugs and glasses from patients’ rooms, wash them in DW, fill with ice-water and return to rooms.  Task takes 1-1.5 hours.

“WAYFINDER”

Way-finder – is a greeter role as well as an information desk for those accessing the hospital. The way-finder will provide directions as to the location of various clinics and departments within hospital.

VISITING VOLUNTEERS

Volunteers spend time with the patients in conversation or playing games, reading, coloring etc.

FUNDRAISING

Half-Marathon and Bingo help required to assist in raising funds for the Auxiliary. Many hands are needed to make these functions successful. Meetings are held as needed to assign tasks and schedule meet-ings to consider new ideas.

ADDITIONAL VOLUNTEER ROLES:

  • Walk in the Santa Claus Parade with other volunteers.
  • Staff the Volunteer Tent at various events.
  • Assist the Foundation at the Festival of Lights and other functions.

All requests for these duties will be scheduled in advance.

 

VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS :
At the initial interview you will be asked to complete a short questionnaire for future scheduling and to sign a confidentiality form required by the Hospital. A Police Check is mandatory. We will provide you with a letter which will grant a discount on the usual fee for this service. Once you receive the Police Check, contact the Director of Volunteers so that training arrangements may be scheduled.

SCHEDULING :

Each volunteer group has a scheduler who will contact the volunteers and notify them of their shifts one month in advance.  For example—you would be made aware of your November schedule in the month of October

If you would like to like more information please look at our frequently asked questions or contact the Auxiliary by email or in writing to:

 Director of Volunteers

Uxbridge Cottage Hospital Auxiliary
4 Campbell Drive
P.O. Box 5003
Uxbridge
Ontario L9P 1S4
 
Tel: 905.852.9771
Ext. 5237
Email: uchauxiliary@msh.on.ca
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