The following are volunteer roles regularly available. There may be other positions listed below that might be of interest to you; we would be pleased to discuss all opportunities that match your skills and interests at MHC.

Recreation Assistant

Support recreational programs for residents by assisting in activities such as crafts, barbecues, baking, bingo, physical exercises (adapted to fit ability of residents), transport residents off the units to other centre areas to participate in special music events, shows etc.

You may also sign up to be on call for special events, scheduled month to month.

Shifts: 10 a.m. ‐ 12 p.m., 1:30 ‐ 3:30 p.m. Monday to Saturday and some evenings

Friendly Visitor

(this position requires a criminal record check and an additional orientation)

To encourage, interim and long term care residents referred to the Friendly visiting program; this allows residents to remain engaged throughout their day. Friendly visiting involves one‐on‐one interaction, promotes well‐being of residents who may experience hearing / vision problems, dementia. This Role is perfect for those seeking to explore careers in a medical environment.

Shifts: 1:30 ‐ 4:30 p.m., 6 ‐ 7:30 p.m. Monday to Sunday

Spiritual Care Programs

Assist in supporting a safe environment for residents by accompanying those wishing to attend Church services within the Centre. Spiritual care programs may include: Nurturing the Spirit, Bible Study and Rosary Groups.

Shifts: 9:30 ‐ 11:45 a.m., Sunday to Friday

Gift Shop

(this position requires a criminal record check)

Volunteers provide friendly, helpful sales assistance to shop customers. “The Shop” is a revenue‐generating project. Funds raised go back to specialty projects benefiting residents or others within the facility.

Shifts: 9 a.m. ‐ 7 p.m., seven days a week (three‐hour shifts)

Pub Night

Provides a safe and enjoyable monthly licensed bar service at Misericordia Place for residents and family members to socialize and enjoy scheduled entertainment.

Shifts: 5:30 ‐ 8 p.m., one Tuesday a month

Newspaper / Mail Delivery

Newspapers are provided to residents free of charge. Papers are delivered room‐to‐room to residents who have requested delivery, and to various waiting areas throughout the facility. Personal mail delivery may be added as you make your rounds or scheduled separately. This position involves walking and social interactions.

Shifts: 9:30 a.m. ‐ 12 p.m., Monday to Saturday


Ambulatory Care: Delivering files, filing, answering phones, taking messages and more.
Shifts: 10 a.m. ‐ 4 p.m., Monday to Friday

Ophthalmology: Assist patients arriving for appointments and direct them to the waiting areas.
Shifts: 10 a.m. ‐ 4 p.m., Monday to Friday

Surgical Complex Ambassador: Assist patients arriving for pediatric dental or eye surgery and direct them to the waiting areas. Act as a liaison between families and staff in a busy medical environment.
Shifts: 8 a.m. ‐ 3:30 p.m., Monday to Friday

Ice Water Service

Volunteers provide fresh ice water room‐to‐room for residents while taking time for social interaction with residents.

Shifts: 10 a.m. ‐ 12 p.m. and 4 ‐ 7 p.m., seven days a week

Rehabilitation Services

Support occupational health staff as they provide physiotherapy sessions to residents in interim care units.

Shifts: 8:30 a.m. ‐ 3:30 p.m., three‐hour shifts

PRIME Program (Rehabilitation, Recreation or Transportation Assistants)

Rehabilitation: Provide support to therapists as they coordinate patients for treatments. Assist clients during rehabilitation treatments such as walking. Placement depends on volunteer experience, training and supervisor’s assignment.

Shifts: 10 a.m. ‐ 12 p.m.  or 12 ‐ 3 p.m, Monday to Friday

Nutrition Services

Virtual volunteer position, writing the “Food For Thought” newsletter; “Food For Thought” is published on a quarterly basis with support from our Nutrition Services Staff. This position is offered to 2nd ‐ 4th year university students currently enrolled in the nutrition services field.

Patient Registration Ambassador

A position for an early riser! Patients need guidance from Patient Registration to Clinics starting at 6:30 a.m. Come enjoy walking indoors and friendly conversations while assisting patients to their appointments.

Shifts: 6:30 a.m. ‐ 11 a.m., Monday to Friday

Hallway Ambassador

Enhance facility public relations through customer service and warm hospitality; represent Misericordia Health Centre with a friendly, pleasant and courteous manner. An outgoing and Positive attitude is welcomed.

Shifts: 9 a.m. ‐ 3 p.m., Monday to Friday

Hair Salon Appointment Assistant

Accompany residents off the unit, by appointment, to our in‐house salon. Enjoy friendly interaction with residents as they wait for their hair styling.

Shifts: 10 a.m. ‐ 4 p.m., Wednesdays

Chart Assistant

Assemble charts for Ophthalmology Assessment Unit on a biweekly basis.

Shifts: Mornings or afternoons during office hours

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