Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre is one of the facilities in Alberta Health Services Central Zone looking for volunteers. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre is one of the facilities in Alberta Health Services Central Zone looking for volunteers. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Central Alberta health facilities seek volunteers

Applications are being accepted by Alberta Health Services Central Zone

Health care facilities across central Alberta are looking for volunteers to provide care, comfort and companionship to patients and residents.

Applications are being accepted for volunteer roles such as patient visitation, mealtime assistance, patient and family advisors, religious community visitors, way finding, recreation assistance, pet visitation, driving and entertaining.

Training and mentorship are provided.

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Several local hospital auxiliaries are also looking for volunteers to support their efforts.

Auxiliaries help provide funding for equipment through operating hospital gift shops, casinos and event ticket sales. Members also provide support to recreation therapy departments and beautify hospital grounds.

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Facilities in need of volunteers are located in: Camrose, Castor, Consort, Daysland, Drayton Valley, Drumheller, Galahad, Hanna, Hardisty, Innisfail, Islay, Kitscoty, Lacombe, Lamont, Mannville, Olds, Ponoka, Provost, Red Deer, Rimbey, Rocky Mountain House, Sedgewick, Stettler, Sundre, Tofield, Three Hills, Two Hills, Vegreville, Vermilion, Viking, Wainwright and Wetaskiwin.

Visit ahs.ca to view current volunteer opportunities.



szielinski@reddeeradvocate.com

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