If you're young, motivated and want to make a difference the Hospital Auxiliary has a place for you

The Queen Victoria Hospital Auxiliary is seeking highly motivated young people willing to learn new skills, meet new people give back to the community by working with seniors at Mount Cartier Court.
“We are recruiting new junior volunteers (formerly known as candy stripers) for the second school semester,” Recreation Therapy/Activities Assistant Anne Keller told The Current in an e-mail.
She said this is excellent exposure to the health care field and even provides participants with an opportunity to apply for a post-secondary education bursary.
Possible duties include: one-to-one visits with residents, assisting with meals, helping with crafts, events, outings, baking, parties, games, the personalized music project (iPods for seniors), and assisting at the auxiliary thrift store. The iPods for seniors project is asking people with gently used iPods to donate them to the Cottages for use in an innovative program intended to improve the lives of patients with dementia,
“Residents and clients feel happier, more social, less anxious—just more able to enjoy life—and staff regain valuable time for person-centered care,” Keller said in an e-mail. “There is a large body of Neuroscience Research supporting the benefits of personalized music. Scholarly Articles can be viewed here: http://musicandmemory.org/music-brain-resources/current-research/
Second Semester Orientation for new Volunteers takes place on Wednesday, February 11, from 4 pm until 5:30
at Mount Cartier Court (take your first right just past the hospital).
Please call 250-814-2282 for more information.
Please click here to view the poster for the Junior Auxiliary Volunteer Program.
Please click here to learn more about the music-sharing program.