Volunteering and Langara Volunteers Essay

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St. Vincent’s Langara is a residential care facility that is home to 197 elders and 20 clients who are wheelchair bound and in need of 24 hour nursing care.

LOCATION: On the corner of Columbia Street and West 62nd Avenue at 255 West 62nd Avenue.

Accessible by the No.100 AIRPORT, No. 15 CAMBIE or No. 3 MAIN buses. We are also within short walking distance of the CANADA LINE SKYTRAIN station at Marine Drive and Cambie. If driving we have lots of free parking.


Langara volunteers are highly valued by staff, residents and their families. Volunteers add a very special dimension to the lives of our residents and your time and efforts are an important element in Langara's commitment to quality care.
We ask for a minimum 4-month or 30 hour commitment and that you come in to volunteer once a week for about 1-2 hours each week, depending on the position. We also require our volunteers to be a minimum of 16 years old.
Volunteer duties usually involve assistance with setting up for activities, escorting residents to activities, visiting with residents, encouraging them to participate and assisting staff as required.
Volunteers assist in a variety of areas including: special events, recreation programs, visiting, music therapy, chapel support, rehabilitation and exercise.
Most of our volunteer opportunities take place weekdays between 9am-4pm.
Completion of a Criminal Records Review required for volunteering as is having a yearly flu shot (or you must wear a mask every time you come in to volunteer from December to March). Stephanie Kulferst: Coordinator, Volunteer Resources
St Vincent’s Langara
Phone: (604) 806-9767
Fax: (604) 806-9756

Please contact me for more information or to set up an interview.
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