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Golden Door Geriatric Centre

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Volunteers Needed

Assisting Elders with meals (training provided)
Times Needed:  8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Activity Assistance
Bowling Mondays, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Bingo Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sundays, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Cards Fridays, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Games Mondays, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Thursdays, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Baking We are looking for one or two people to assist our Elders with baking. 
We would like to have one baking afternoon (approximately 2 to 3 hours) each week. 
Day to be determined based on volunteer availability.
Crafts We are currently looking for someone to lead a craft program with our Elders. 
Day and time to be determined by volunteer
One-to-One Visits
We would welcome individuals who would enjoy reading to an Elder or small group.  These visits are flexible and usually last one hour.
Guitar and/or Violin Player
If you can play the guitar or violin and would like to perform for small groups of our Elders, Golden Door would enjoy hearing from you.
Pet Visits
We are currently looking for volunteers to assist with our resident pets.

If you are looking for ways to reach out and touch someone's life, a great place to start is by volunteering at Golden Door Geriatric Centre.  There are many wonderful opportunities to make a difference in the lives of our elders and volunteers are a welcome sight at our home.

Often, the Residents of personal care homes find themselves in the unfortunate situation of feeling loneliness and depression on a daily basis.  Even with an activities program, many residents lack the personal one on one time that most of us crave.  Many Residents may have no family or friends who come to visit, and find themselves bored, wishing they had a friend to talk to.

As a volunteer, you could be that much needed friend who spends an hour or so playing cards, reading to an elder whose eyes have failed or just talking.

Many volunteers have reported a feeling of well-being, a knowledge that they made someone’s day a little easier, or a little brighter.  Sometimes, bringing someone fresh picked flowers goes a long way!

Along with the word 'volunteering' comes many ideas and images about what it means to be a volunteer.  In reality, it means being a friend...someone to chase away the loneliness and make a person feel loved!

Support and guidance for our volunteers is provided through our Volunteer Coordinator. If you are interested in volunteering please contact:

Golden Door Geriatric Centre
1679 Pembina Highway
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2G6
Phone: (204) 269-6308
Fax: (204) 269-5626