Volunteering in Sarnia-Lambton

VOLUNTEERING: A Great Way To Grow

HELP Program

HELP is a program that serves our older patients (70+) who are at risk of experiencing a delirium (sudden onset of confusion) and functional decline while in hospital.

With direction from the Elder Life Specialist, volunteers provide patients with engaging activities and ensure that patients are comfortable and oriented to their surroundings. As a HELP volunteer, you will assist with providing patients with four interventions activities.

  1. Daily Visitor and Orientation – provide daily orientation with newspapers, cards from family and friends and orienting conversations.
  2. Therapeutic Activities – crossword puzzles, word searches, word puzzles, Montessori activities, reminiscing activities and games.
  3. Active Range of Motion Exercise – active range of motion exercises to keep them physically active (as directed by a physiotherapist).
  4. ┬áMeal Assistance – help fill out menu choices, open packaging, set-up of the meal tray, provide feeding assistance, companionship and encouragement during mealtime.

HELP volunteers are required to participate in HELP volunteer training which includes:

After completing the training, volunteers are assigned one 3-4 hour shift per week.

 

 

Reception Volunteer

Providing Reception duties at all sites.
Reception Desks: specifically needed in Emergency Reception
Surgical/ICU Patient Support/Reception
Mammography
All inpatient floors assisting with meal delivery, visiting patients.

Patient Care Assistant

Assisting on all patient care floors with the Unit Helper; folding linens, delivering meal trays, feeding and running errands for staff.