Each year, Providence Care partners with community members who give of their time and skills to support patients, clients and residents in a variety of ways. Volunteers join us in our Mission to “enhance the quality of life” of each person – and many find their experiences as a volunteer personally fulfilling as well.
Please note that there are opportunities to volunteer with one of our community programs, Community Brain Injury Services.
Community Brain Injury Services provides individualized programs using a participate-to-learn approach. The model rests on roles as goals, learning by experience in real-life contexts and the use of personal and environmental supports to enable participation.
Community Brain Injury Services offers a variety of programming and services to clients, including group activities in Kingston, Belleville, and Brockville.
Please clearly state on your online application form if you are interested in volunteering with Community Brain Injury Services.
Volunteers at Providence Care:
- Gain valuable work experience;
- Experience personal satisfaction helping others;
- Become part of a holistic health care team;
- Meet community-minded people, who share a common goal.
Providence Care provides volunteers:
- Meaningful opportunities with clear position descriptions;
- Orientation to the organization;
- On-site training;
- Ongoing support and recognition.
Providence Care volunteers live our Values of Respect & Dignity, Compassion and Stewardship.
Here’s what they say:
“Volunteering with the patients at St. Mary’s has changed my life. I graduated this year in Engineering. Because of my experience volunteering here, I have applied for Med School and have been accepted. I one day hope to return to work at St. Mary’s of the Lake.”
“I enjoy talking with my patients, it is so rewarding knowing I can make them smile.”
“I get to hold the hands of those that are dying, hear their stories, I receive advice, I received the meaning of my life back. People wonder why I spend so much time and effort with those who are going to die anyways. My answer ‘We are all going to die, isn’t it good to know that people are there for us, even beyond hope?’”
“I was playing the fiddle for a patient last year, when he suddenly began to sob. I stopped playing but he explained that his grandfather used to play for him when he was ill and he urged me to continue. This experience has actually been one of many which has inspired me to pursue a career in medicine.”
“My husband was a patient here at St Mary’s of the Lake Hospital. I was so impressed with the care he received, I wanted to give back to the hospital to help others.”
Current Volunteer Openings
If you have a couple of hours to spare each week, we would love to hear from you.
We are recruiting for:
- Gift Shop volunteers
- Inpatient Activities
- Community Outings
- Client and Family Resource Centre
- Pet Visits
- Friendly Companions
- Patient Escorts
- Patient Activity Volunteers
- Fundraising in the Community (Treasure Chest Bingo)
- Fundraising within Hospital – Nevada Sales
- Welcome Desk
- Spiritual Health Escorts