Afternoon Resident Companion Volunteer

Organization Details
Organization Name: Actionmarguerite St-Boniface
Address: 185, rue Despins
Winnipeg MB  R2H 2B3
Organizational Description: Actionmarguerite, located at 185 Despins Street in St. Boniface, is a bilingual long-term care facility providing a range of services to seniors and adults with physical disabilities and loss of autonomy.

In 1935, the Grey Nuns established Centre hospitalier Taché Nursing Centre, until recently referred to as Taché Centre. Our mandate is to serve Winnipeg's Francophone population and deliver regional specialized services in three specific areas: dementia care with related behaviours, complex and chronic care, and care for those who suffer from an acquired brain injury. We also provide respite care and an Adult Day Centre for seniors and adults living in the community who can benefit from social interaction in a group setting.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Volunteer Opportunity ID: 5153
Description of Duties:

Resident Companion Volunteers make a meaningful impact in the lives of people in our community. Resident Companion volunteers provide companionship, support, and assistance to residents who may be experiencing social isolation or limited mobility.

We are specifically looking for a volunteer to join us in the afternoons from 2:30pm - 4:30pm for a one-on-one connection with a resident who enjoys playing card games and trivia.

Specific duties include:

- Spending time with the resident, engaging in friendly conversations.

- Accompany residents on walks.

- Be flexible and creative in adapting activities to accommodate the resident.

Skills Required:

  • Minimum age of 12 or entering grade 8, demonstrating a commendable level of maturity.

  • Exemplify patience, flexibility, and compassion.

  • Possess active listening skills, adept at providing empathetic support without imposing advice.

  • Demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills for engaging with residents, family, staff, and volunteers with clarity and compassion.

  • Maintain consistent attendance and a dedicated commitment to scheduled supportive activities.

  • Display the ability to follow directions and exercise sound judgment.

  • Collaborate effectively within a team-oriented environment.

  • Satisfactory results in Criminal Record, Adult Abuse Registry, and Child Abuse Registry Checks (for individuals aged 18 and above).

  • Provide acceptable references upon request.

Skills Gained/Related Careers:

Skills Gained: Communication, Empathy, Compassion, Organizational Skills, Problem Solving and Program Planning.

Related Careers: Healthcare, Recreation Therapist, Social Work and Activities Coordinator.

Age: 13-15, 16-17, 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment:
Flexible Hours

Flexible with your schedule. Specifically looking for someone who can volunteer between 2:30pm - 4:30pm.

Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
- St. Boniface
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
Fulfilling volunteer hours for school credit
Are able to attend with a support person
Uses a mobility device
French speaking / Bilingual (French and English)
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
Certificate of recognition
How to Apply: Email:
Phone: 204-803-6949
In Person
Closing Date: Mar 1, 2024
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