The Brenda Strafford Foundation (Helping Hands – personal porters)

Organization Name: The Brenda Strafford Foundation
Opportunity Title: Helping Hands – personal porters
Category: Social and Community Service
Commitment: Ongoing Opportunity (> 1 year)
Start Date: February 21, 2023
End Date: December 31, 2029

  • Background/police check required
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged between 18 and 55
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged 55 and over
  • Family-oriented volunteering
  • Training or orientation required
Opportunity Description:

You would assist the staff moving residents from their rooms to join in programs, meals and special events. There would be moving on elevators involved and training on the safe way to move residents would be provided as part of your onboard training. These opportunities would be at different times during the day. It’s also a great way to meet some interesting residents and share some stories with them and you would be welcome to join the programs and events. From daily exercise and interactive programs, to scheduled music concerts, birthday celebrations, and mealtimes, there are many opportunities to help.   You will need: Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to engage with residents Understand the safety requirements and rules of the Brenda Strafford Foundation Sign in and out and track your hours Arrive on time and maintain a professional demeanor with residents and staff Report the resident’s participation to your supervisor for charting on their clinical record In a timely manner, let your supervisor know if you are running late or unable to fulfill your commitment

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