Volunteering in the Health Sector

Do you aspire to work in the health care field? CVC has excellent volunteer opportunities for you: 


Volunteers help Public Health Nurses manage Child Health Immunization Clinics (year-round) and Flu Clinics (during flu season).

Cottonwood, Connolly
and Cypress Lodges


Be part of a team that supports people in their recovery from mental illness in an environment that promotes health and healing. Join the Volunteer Program for the Cottonwood, Connolly and Cypress Lodges on the Riverview grounds. Volunteers provide recreational and social support to help residents build confidence and gain skills that will help them become a part of their community. Volunteers must be 19 years or older, have strong English communications skills, a clear criminal record check and a good understanding of mental health.


6-month commitment required, with opportunity to stay longer.


Timber Creek Tertiary


Timber Creek Tertiary opened its doors in 2012, bringing a specialized Acute Mental Health facility for adults. The unit provides highly-specialized programs to offer a broader range of mental health care options. Timber Creek is a 59-bed adult acute mental health program for individuals with serious, complex and persistent mental illness needing intensive and highly-specialized treatment and support.
 
The facility features a 12-bed Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) of which six beds are allocated to Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) as part of the Riverview Project, and a 17-bed Intensive Tertiary Rehabilitation (ITR) Unit. The role of the PICU is to care for adults needing short-term (typically two to four weeks) of intensive psychiatric treatment, support and stabilization. In the ITR, the staff work with the individuals to provide specialized rehabilitation treatment and care with a focus on recovery to each client’s level of capability.  Programming and support in the ITR are related to basic life skill development such as meal preparation, housekeeping, budgeting, and leisure planning. Length of stay in the ITR ranges from 6 to 24 months. 

As a volunteer you will be participating along staff to maintain a structured and task-oriented program. For example, activities are task-oriented and work to help increase client capabilities and independence in a structured environment.

All shifts are 4 hours and with a 6 month commitment .


For more information please contact Cheryl:


Phone: 778-960-2942

E-mail:

cgalandie@volunteerconnections.net

Public Health Volunteers


Support Fraser Health to provide public health care by volunteering for:


1. Child Health Immunization clinics, opens year-round, hours vary.

Greet & put young parents at ease at Child Immunization Clinics in the Tri-Cities.  If you love to chat, and adore babies, this is a great opportunity.  Volunteers must be 16 or older, have strong English communications skills and a clear criminal record check is required, must like working with children and babies.


Great opportunity for young students who want to explore a career in Public Health.  If this is a school work placement, volunteers can not choose the clinics where he or she would be volunteering.


2.Flu clinics (during flu season, October to January).

Help Public Health nurses keep the flu shots going at busy seasonal Flu Immunization clinics in the Tri-Cities.  You will greet people coming in for their flu shot, assist with registration, and observe people for reaction after their shot. Volunteers for flu clinics have to be 16 or older and possess strong English communications skills. This position is great for students who need work experience through school program.


3. Youth clinics (ages 12-21). Opens Wednesday 3.15 to 7.30PM.

These clinics provide free confidential services for youth looking to discuss their personal health with a public health staff. Volunteers must be between the ages of 19-25 and have strong English communication skills. Volunteer monitors the well-being of the clinic environment while building rapports with the youths (e.g. playing games or simply have a conversation with them).


All clinics are located in the Tri-Cities. 


6-month commitment required, with opportunity to stay longer.


For more information please contact Joanne:


Phone: 604-529-5115

E-mail: jtowe@volunteerconnections.net


Volunteer Partners


Volunteer Partners are like "2-for-1" volunteers.  As well as helping an organization do good works, you get to provide guidance and support to a fellow volunteer with a developmental disability.


For more information contact Joanne:


Phone604-529-5115

Email:  jtowe@volunteerconnnections.net

Volunteer Partners at Daycare

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