Description & Details GENERAL INFORMATION The volunteer is available for the duration of the event and understands that he / she is in a support role to assist residents and patients.
The volunteer is able to accept directions from a staff member responsible for the event’s implementation. Each volunteer is aware of wheelchair mobility safety factors and has attended volunteer orientation / in-
service training provided by Recreation Therapy Services. When concerns or challenges arise, the volunteer will ask available Recreation Therapy staff for directions.
Activities for the program include musical entertainment, games, scoops ice cream parlour TRAITS REQUIRED Is a friendly person, able to socialize with residents / patients who may have physical, communication and / or cognitive impairments.
Is physically able to push a manual wheelchair for extended (>
1hour) periods and / or is able to provide escort to an electric wheelchair. Is able to facilitate resident / patient-centred communication and socialization Is able to respond appropriately in unexpected and emergency situations and understands safety and emergency response procedures.
Understands the nature of the event and holds an interest in being actively engaged throughout the event. Is able to take direction from supervising staff members and accept assignments given.
LOCATION West Park Healthcare Centre 82 Buttonwood Avenue Toronto ON M6M 2J5 TIME AND DAY
Wednesdays between 1 : 30 pm and 3 : 30 pm
Accessibility Building is accessible ORIENTATION : Position Specific Training Recreation Therapy Some events may require Nourishment Volunteer Certification SUPERVISION : Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).
Should you require accommodation for a disability during any phase of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your communication to Volunteer Resources.
For further assistance please contact the Volunteer Resources Department at (416)