Posted: April 30, 2024
Last Updated: April 30, 2024

HCWC Client Support Volunteer

The Home Care Workers Co-operative is seeking compassionate and energetic individuals and/or student volunteers (to assist them with their volunteer hours) to assist our clients with various tasks that enable them to live more comfortably and independently.
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Opportunity Start Date:
May 13, 2024
Opportunity End Date:
Ongoing
Typical Session Frequency
This Opportunity typically takes place Weekly.
Typical Session Duration
Each session typically takes Less than 2 hours.
Total Opportunity Duration
The expected total duration is 2-3 Months.
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Katherin Snajdr Zabehlicky
Outreach Co-ordinator
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Key Responsibilities:
Yard Work & Gardening: Assist with lawn maintenance, weeding, planting, and other garden-related tasks to keep clients’ outdoor spaces enjoyable and accessible.
Driving Services: Safely transport clients to and from appointments, shopping, and other errands. Must have a valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle.
Assistance with Appointments: Accompany clients to their appointments, providing support like computer literacy and companionship.
Household Tasks: Help with light housekeeping, organizing, and other odd jobs around the house to enhance the living environment of our clients.
Companionship: Offer companionship to clients through conversation, sharing stories, and participating in hobbies or interests.

Goals & Objectives

Volunteer Job Profile: Home Care Workers Co-operative – Assistance Volunteer

Organization: Home Care Workers Co-operative

Location: Peterborough and surrounding areas

Duration: [3-4 months, Ongoing]

Hours: Part-Time, Flexible Hours (Weekdays/Weekends)

Position Overview:
The Home Care Workers Co-operative is seeking compassionate and energetic student volunteers to assist our clients with various tasks that enable them to live more comfortably and independently. Our volunteers play a crucial role in uplifting the spirits of our clients by providing support with yard work, gardening, driving to medical appointments, and performing odd jobs around the house. This volunteer opportunity is perfect for students who wish to make a positive impact in their community while gaining valuable experience in the home care sector.

Key Responsibilities:
– Yard Work & Gardening: Assist with lawn maintenance, weeding, planting, and other garden-related tasks to keep clients’ outdoor spaces enjoyable and accessible.
– Driving Services: Safely transport clients to and from appointments, shopping, and other errands. Must have a valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle.
– Assistance with Appointments: Accompany clients to their appointments, providing support and companionship. (as needed – when other support is unavailable)
– Household Tasks: Odd jobs around the house to enhance the living environment of our clients.
– Companionship: Offer companionship to clients through conversation, sharing stories, and participating in hobbies or interests.

Requirements:
– Must be a high school or college student with a current Vulnerable-Sector Criminal Record Check
– Compassionate, reliable, and respectful towards clients and their needs.
– Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
– Access to a vehicle and a valid driver’s license (for driving-related tasks).
– Must pass a background check (as above)
– Willingness to adhere to all health and safety guidelines.

Training & Support:
– Volunteers will receive orientation and training relevant to their roles.
– Ongoing support and supervision will be provided to ensure a rewarding volunteer experience.

Benefits:
– Make a meaningful difference in the lives of individuals requiring assistance.
– Gain hands-on experience in the home care field, which can be beneficial for future career opportunities.
– Enhance skills in communication, time management, and problem-solving.
– Opportunity to connect with and be part of a community of dedicated volunteers and professionals.

How to Apply:
Interested students are invited to apply by submitting a volunteer application and resume highlighting relevant experiences and skills. For more information and to submit your application, please visit [volunteerpeterborough.ca/submit/submit-opportunity/](https://volunteerpeterborough.ca/submit/submit-opportunity/) or contact HCWC at info@homecareworkers.coop OR call us at (705) 536-6812

Together, we can make a significant impact on the well-being of our community members in need. Join us in this fulfilling and rewarding volunteer opportunity with the Home Care Workers Co-operative.

Community Impact

Benefits (see below):
– Make a meaningful difference in the lives of individuals requiring assistance.
– Gain hands-on experience in the home care field, which can be beneficial for future career opportunities.
– Enhance skills in communication, time management, and problem-solving.
– Opportunity to connect with and be part of a community of dedicated volunteers and professionals.

 

Volunteer Outcomes

Personal Growth and Development: Volunteers will gain invaluable life experiences through their direct interactions with clients. This will enhance their empathy, understanding, and respect for diversity and individual needs in their community.
Enhanced Skill Set: Volunteers will develop practical skills in caregiving, time management, communication, and problem-solving. These skills are not only crucial for personal development but also highly valued in professional settings.
Community Impact: Through their contributions, volunteers will have a direct positive impact on the lives of individuals requiring assistance, improving their quality of life, and enabling them to maintain a greater level of independence.
Increased Awareness: Volunteers will gain a deeper understanding of the challenges faced by those requiring home care and the importance of community support in addressing these challenges. This awareness can foster a lifelong commitment to volunteering and community service.
Networking Opportunities: Volunteering offers the chance to meet like-minded individuals, professionals in the caregiving field, and members of the community, expanding personal and professional networks.
Satisfaction and Fulfillment: There is a profound sense of fulfillment that comes from knowing you have made a tangible difference in someone’s life. This experience can contribute to personal happiness, well-being, and a sense of purpose.
Recommendation and Recognition: Outstanding volunteers may receive letters of recommendation for their professional and academic endeavors, acknowledging their commitment, skills, and contributions.
These outcomes not only benefit the volunteers personally and professionally but also contribute significantly to the fabric of the community, creating a cycle of giving and receiving that strengthens the bonds between its members.
 
 

Volunteer Benefits
Benefits for Student Volunteers: Student volunteers who participate in the Home Care Assistance Volunteer program with the Home Care Workers Co-operative will enjoy a variety of benefits, including: – Valuable Work Experience: Gain hands-on experience in the home care field, which is invaluable for students interested in careers in healthcare, social work, psychology, or any profession that values empathy and the ability to work with diverse populations. – Skill Development: Enhance key skills that are highly sought after in both personal and professional life, including communication, leadership, problem-solving, and adaptability. – Academic and Career Advancement: The experience can be included on college applications, resumes, and discussed in job interviews, demonstrating commitment, community involvement, and the ability to manage responsibilities. – Community Service Hours: Fulfill high school or college community service requirements, contributing to academic goals while making a positive impact. – Increase Social Awareness: Develop a deeper understanding of the issues facing elderly and disabled individuals in the community, fostering a sense of social responsibility. – Build Connections: Create lasting relationships with clients, fellow volunteers, and professionals in the caregiving field, expanding your professional network and community ties. – Personal Satisfaction: Experience the joy and fulfillment that come from making a difference in the lives of others, which can boost personal happiness and well-being. – Boost Confidence: By taking on new challenges and mastering new skills, volunteers often see a significant boost in self-confidence. – Leadership Opportunities: There may be opportunities for volunteers to take on leadership roles within the volunteer program, helping to plan, coordinate, and evaluate tasks and projects. These benefits offer a meaningful and rewarding experience that can significantly enhance personal, academic, and career development for student volunteers.
Preferred Qualifications
Specific Tasks / Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities:
Yard Work & Gardening: Assist with lawn maintenance, weeding, planting, and other garden-related tasks to keep clients’ outdoor spaces enjoyable and accessible.
Driving Services: Safely transport clients to and from appointments, shopping, and other errands. Must have a valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle.
Assistance with Appointments: Accompany clients to their appointments, providing support like computer literacy and companionship.
Household Tasks: Help with light housekeeping, organizing, and other odd jobs around the house to enhance the living environment of our clients.
Companionship: Offer companionship to clients through conversation, sharing stories, and participating in hobbies or interests.

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