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VolunteersAlmonte General Hospital

Almonte General Hospital Volunteer Program

Members of the Volunteer Services volunteer in most Hospital departments, including Physiotherapy, Health Records, the Complex Continuing Care (Rosamond) Unit, the Medical-Surgical and Obstetrical departments, the Day Hospital, Fairview Manor Recreation, Hairdressing and the Gift Shop, as well as on committees such as the Volunteer Services Committee and Fairview Manor Auxiliary.

Volunteer duties depend on the department, but include greeting patients, delivering water to patientsí bedsides, making snacks, managing the Gift or Tuck Shop, performing clerical duties and helping Day Hospital patients work on activities and projects. Volunteers also help decorate the Hospital for the holidays. In the Complex Continuing Care Unit and Fairview Manor, volunteers help with bingo games, spa activities, pet therapy and pastoral care.

New volunteers are required to go through a screening process, including a Vulnerable Sector Check, health screening for immunization, and completion of an application form. All volunteers are given extensive support when they begin donating their time, including a complete orientation and a position description outlining their roles and responsibilities. Annual training is provided to keep all volunteers up to date on safety and other policies and procedures, as well as offering opportunities for new learning on related topics.

For more information about volunteering at AGH/FVM, please contact Volunteer Services at ext. 2226 or email volunteers@agh-fvm.com