Roman Catholic Spiritual Health Services Volunteer

Organization Details
Organization Name: Actionmarguerite St. Joseph
Address: 1149 Leila Avenue
Winnipeg MB  R2P 1S6
Organizational Description: Actionmarguerite, located at 1149 Leila Avenue, commonly known as St. Joseph's Residence is a personal care home serving a culturally-diverse elderly community in Northwest Winnipeg. The home was founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph in 1923 and operated as St. Joseph's Hospital on Salter Avenue. It was then transferred to the Benedictine Sisters in 1973 who proceeded to build a 100-bed personal care home at the current location.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Volunteer Opportunity ID: 5119
Description of Duties:

The Roman Catholic Spiritual Health Services Volunteer will provide support to the priest, Deacon, Spiritual Health Services staff and members of the Actionmarguerite community. As a Roman Catholic Spiritual Health Services Volunteer, you may participate in serving Mass, distributing communion, programming/playing music or supporting the chapel in other ways as requested by the clergy or Spiritual Health Services staff.

Skills Required:

  • Practicing, communicant Roman Catholic

  • Extra-Ordinary Minister of the Eucharist is desirable.

  • Maintains a strong traditional personal faith practice.

  • Experience as a lay minister or in clergy support an asset.

  • Must be at least 12 years old.

  • Ability to work independently as well as respond well to direction.

  • Must demonstrate maturity in communicating with others.

  • Must show responsibility in meeting commitment (i.e., punctual and consistent attendance as scheduled)

  • Must show ability and interest in working with persons supported by Actionmarguerite

  • Must be willing to work cooperatively with clergy, staff, family and/or medical personnel.

  • Ability to lead, support and assist other volunteers at Mass

  • May be asked to push persons supported by Actionmarguerite in wheelchairs as needed.

  • Acceptable Criminal Record, Child Abuse Registry Checks and Adult Abuse Registry Checks.

  • Acceptable reference checks.

Skills Gained/Related Careers:

Skills Gained: Religious & spiritual understanding, emotional support & compassion, and interpersonal skills.

Related Careers: Chaplaincy and Theology.

Age: 13-15, 16-17, 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment:
Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
- Seven Oaks
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? Yes
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? Yes
Opportunity is available to candidates that: Group - small, family and friends
Group - large, corporate and schools
Fulfilling volunteer hours for school credit
Are able to attend with a support person
Uses a mobility device
French speaking / Bilingual (French and English)
Speaks another language (other than French or English): Polish, Portuguese, Ukrainian or Russian
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
How to Apply: Email:
Phone: 204-803-6949
In Person
Closing Date: Jun 29, 2024
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