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Volunteer Application form
Volunteers are an important part of the health care team. They make a major contribution to hospitals, patients/client families and the community. We rely upon our volunteers for their many and varied talents.
In return, our volunteers:
∑ meet new people
∑ explore various career paths
∑ develop new skills
∑ experience personal growth & development
Come join the approximately 1,000 volunteers who currently help patients, staff, visitors and - through their experience - themselves. Scroll down for some volunteer opportunities.
We strive to ensure that your volunteer experience will be rewarding and can offer you:
∑ flexibility for vacations and personal commitments
∑ orientation and training
∑ supportive staff
∑ free parking
∑ smoke free and scent free environment
∑ opportunities for feedback
Volunteers are asked to:
∑ fill out an application form
∑ agree to a Criminal Records Check
∑ agree to Child Abuse registry Check
∑ provide references (excluding family members)
∑ sign a confidentiality form to protect privacy
∑ attend an orientation session to become acquainted with basic rules and procedures
There are many volunteer opportunities available, including in the following areas:
Renal Dialysis Unit:
In the Renal Dialysis Unit (RDU), Yarmouth Hospital, we need hospitality volunteers who will help provide a welcoming presence to patients and families and maintain a nourishment area with tea/coffee for patients, families and staff to enjoy throughout the day. Volunteers will also work with the activity director to plan various activities for renal patients and their families.
Dialysis patients spend several hours each week within the RDU and it has been recognized that a team of dedicated volunteers will be a benefit to the patients as well as a wonderful addition to the unit.
Gift Shop Volunteers - Hospital
For information on these and other volunteer opportunities, or to find out how to volunteer, contact:
Tanya Maillet, Volunteer Coordinator
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