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Fairview Manor Volunteer Program

Fairview Manor, which is home to 100 residents requiring long-term care, offers a variety of volunteer opportunities for individuals looking for a way to make a contribution to their community.

As a volunteer, you can visit with residents, read to them and write letters for them. You can porter residents to meals and other activities, help them during exercise programs and with personal tasks. You can also work in the Tuck Shop or take the Tuck Shop cart around to residents. Volunteers also help with a variety of recreational programs, including bingo, spa activities, horse races, outings, parties, card games and pub nights.

Other volunteer activities include carrying on a guided conversation with a resident to improve his or her speech or helping with speech exercises.

If you have a special craft or skill, such as gardening, knitting or art, you can share your knowledge with residents. If you play a musical instrument, you can entertain residents. If you are affiliated with a church group, you may wish to organize a Bible study or similar meeting for residents.

Some volunteers spend time with residents who suffer from Alzheimer Disease and related dementias. These volunteers help residents at sing-alongs and other activities and visit them one-on-one.

Many volunteers participate in fundraising activities, such as bake sales and raffles, or help decorate the Manor for special occasions.

If you prefer a clerical role, you can help organize and maintain resource binders for resident care, organize and maintain photo albums of Manor activities, work on the computer and perform other office tasks.

Everyone who volunteers at the Manor is given the appropriate orientation and training to carry out their duties.

For more information about volunteering at Fairview Manor, contact Sheila Lefebvre at 256-3113, extension 229 or by email at slefebvre@agh-fvm.com.