Pre-Operative Volunteer

Organization Details
Organization Name: Grace Hospital
Address: 300 Booth avenue
Winnipeg MB  R3J 3M7
Website: http://www.gracehospital.ca
Organizational Description: We are a 262-bed acute care facility located in the west end of Winnipeg. Grace Hospital is an operating division of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority and plays an integral role in the delivery of health care services in Winnipeg. We are one of three acute care sites in Winnipeg, along with Health Sciences Centre and St. Boniface Hospital, which means we have a full service Emergency Department, critical care and a full complement of acute care services.

Volunteers have been the cornerstone of Grace Hospital since its inception more than 100 years ago. Volunteers contribute their unique talents, skills and knowledge to our facility and our community to provide personalized attention to our patients. This enables the employees to concentrate on the work for which they are trained and fosters good relationships between the hospital and the public which it serves.

At Grace Hospital we have approximately 240 adult volunteers and 50 youth volunteers. Each year, these volunteers contributed over 30,000 hours of service.

The selfless efforts of the Grace Hospital volunteers truly make Grace Hospital the warm, welcoming and caring environment it is.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Volunteer Opportunity ID: 5161
   
Description of Duties:

This goal of this position is to provide soothing non medical support to patients prior to their surgery.


This would include:


- Playing soft music
- For those patients who wish to talk, volunteers would make light conversation with the patient so they won't be so nervous while waiting for their procedure
- Offering warm blankets
- Offering reading material
- Performing other related volunteer duties as required

   
Skills Required:

- Excellent people and communication skills
- Ability to work independently
- An outgoing personality with comfort in initiating contact with others is strongly desired

   
Skills Gained/Related Careers:

- Gain work experience in a hospital/medical setting
- Gain experience interacting with patients

   
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment:
Daytime

Shifts available are weekday mornings.

Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
- St. James-Assiniboia
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? Yes
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? No
Opportunity is available to candidates that: General Populace
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
Supervision
Training/Orientation
How to Apply: Online: gracehospital.ca/join-our-team/volunteers/opportunities/how-to-apply/
Closing Date: Mar 15, 2024