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The flu shot is the best way to avoid getting influenza because it stimulates the body to produce antibodies against the influenza virus.
A volunteer is a person who by choice, and without financial compensation, contributes time and service to assist in fulfilling the mission of an organization.
Volunteer Services through the Home Care Program*
A client is eligible for transportation by a volunteer when it has been determined that a supporter of the client in unable to provide transportation. The client/supporter will provide the necessary resources required (i.e. - payment of any incurred expenses such as meals, parking fees, gas, mileage etc.)
Clients receive assistance with every day living tasks (shopping, bills etc.)
Dial a Friend:
A telephone link is established between client and volunteer when the client has limited social contact. The volunteer provides a degree of security and social contact.
Social visits to clients are important when there are limited family and friends to provide this.
Nutritionally balanced mid-day meals may be delivered regularly to client's home by volunteers. Meals are supplied by local institutions, restaurants or private individuals.
Palliative Care Volunteers:
This service provides relief for caregivers and comfort for clients.
People responsible for elderly or disabled relatives or friends require time to do shopping, bill paying, and attend appointments or meetings. Volunteers may provide relief for caregivers by staying with the client while the caregivers take a break.
Birthday Club Volunteer:
Volunteers make social contact with clients to acknowledge their birthdays.
Wellness, Flu and Child Health Clinic Volunteers:
These volunteers book appointments for the clinics, greet clients, put up posters and act as a community resource.
Fluoride Mouth Rinse Volunteer:
The volunteer is responsible for mixing the fluoride solution and assists the other volunteers in distributing the solution to the students.
Adult Coordinator for Youth Volunteers:
This volunteer coordinates youth volunteers in a Health Centre.
Volunteering introduces the youth in our communities to the volunteer experience. They are under the supervision of an Adult Coordinator for Youth Volunteers, the Volunteer Coordinator or designated SCHR employee. The possible duties are numerous and the results are rewarding.
There are many other ways in which a Volunteer's talents can be shared. Please call to inquire how you can become part of our Volunteer Team.
* not available in all areas
Benefits of Volunteering
- Acquiring new skills
- Career Exploration
- Skills are useful when applying for employment
- Feeling of self-worth
- Enhancing the lives of those in need
Contact Numbers for Volunteer Coordinators
Home Care West (Weyburn)
Phone: (306) 842-6870
Fax: (306) 842-1919
Home Care South (Estevan)
Phone: (306) 637-3630
Fax: (306) 634-2494
Home Care East:
Phone: (306) 453-2319
Fax: (306) 453-6799
Phone: (306) 452-6463
Fax: (306) 452-3556
Phone: (306) 739-2306
Fax: (306) 739-2802
Phone: (306) 736-2553