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Volunteer at AGCC

Volunteering at the Allen Gray Continuing Care Centre can be a fulfilling and rewarding experience for anyone looking to give back to their community. 

As a volunteer at the centre, you can help in a variety of ways, such as assisting with recreational activities, spending time with residents, or helping with meal preparation and serving. You can also provide companionship and emotional support to the residents, which can make a huge difference in their lives.

Volunteering at the Allen Gray Continuing Care Centre can also be a great way to gain valuable experience and skills, especially for those who are considering a career in healthcare or social work. It can also provide an opportunity to meet new people, make friends, and expand your social network.

Overall, volunteering at the Allen Gray Continuing Care Centre is a meaningful way to make a positive impact in the lives of seniors in your community. If you are interested in volunteering, you can contact the centre directly to learn more about the available opportunities and requirements.

Friendly Visitor

Senior Book Club

As a Friendly Visitor, your role is to offer companionship, engage in friendly conversations, and provide emotional support to our residents. Your presence can make a world of difference in their lives. We are looking for volunteers who can commit to:

  •  Visit at least once a week

  • Spend a minimum of one hour during your visit

  • Choose a convenient time between 10:30 AM and 4:00 PM on any day (Monday to Sunday)

What You'll Bring:

  • A warm and friendly personality

  • Good listening skills

  • Empathy and compassion

  • Reliability and commitment

 

 

Benefits of Volunteering: Volunteering as a Friendly Visitor is a rewarding experience that offers numerous benefits, including:

  • The chance to brighten someone's day and create lasting connections.  

  • Personal fulfillment and the joy of giving back to your community.

  • Opportunities to learn from and connect with seniors, enriching your own life.

 

How to Apply: If you're ready to make a difference in the lives of our residents and join our team of compassionate volunteers, please  click the APPLY NOW button below fill up the Volunteer Application Form  and  email us the completed form at volunteer@allengray.ab.ca . We will be thrilled to welcome you aboard!

Recreation Aide Volunteer

6 pm to 8 pm

Knitting Class

This is an ongoing, weekly volunteer position supporting Long Term Care residents/clients by facilitating recreation group activities 

  •  Visit at least twice a week

  • Spend a minimum of two hours during your visit 

What You'll Bring:

  • A warm and friendly personality

  • Good listening skills

  • Empathy and compassion

  • Reliability and commitment

TASKS MAY INCLUDE:

• Assist with set up and clean up, if necessary

• Porter/accompany clients/residents to and from the activity area

• Communicate with clients/residents, staff, and visitors

• Participate in planning and implementing activities (e.g. baking, crafts, discussion groups, exercises, games, bingo, movie, gardening, special meals, special events, bowling, sing-a-long as requested by Recreation Manager Etc.)

• Initiating and encouraging participation in activities

 

Benefits of Volunteering: Volunteering as a Friendly Visitor is a rewarding experience that offers numerous benefits, including:

  • The chance to brighten someone's day and create lasting connections.  

  • Personal fulfillment and the joy of giving back to your community.

  • Opportunities to learn from and connect with seniors, enriching your own life.

 

How to Apply: If you're ready to make a difference in the lives of our residents and join our team of compassionate volunteers, please click the APPLY NOW button below, fill up the Volunteer Application Form and email us the completed form at volunteer@allengray.ab.ca . We will be thrilled to welcome you aboard!

Pub Night Volunteer Bartender

Fridays, 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Mixologist Preparing a Drink

Commitment: Fridays, 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm

 

Responsibilities:

Bartending: Prepare and serve beverages, including non-alcoholic drinks, beer, and wine, to residents during Pub Nights.

Customer Service: Interact with residents in a friendly and engaging manner, ensuring a positive and enjoyable experience during the event.

Setup and Cleanup: Assist with setting up the pub area before the event, including arranging tables and chairs, and help in cleaning up afterward.

Maintain Cleanliness: Ensure the bar area is kept clean and organized throughout the event.

Verify Age: Adhere to legal age requirements when serving alcoholic beverages, and request identification if necessary.

Assist Residents: Assist residents, clients, and customers who may need help accessing the bar or choosing beverages.

Handle Payments: If applicable, manage cash transactions for beverage sales and keep accurate records.

Report Issues: Communicate any issues, concerns, or suggestions related to Pub Nights to the designated coordinator.

Adhere to Policies: Follow all relevant policies and guidelines related to the serving of alcohol and the overall conduct during Pub Nights.

 

Requirements:

Age Requirement: Must be at least 18 years old.

 

Experience: Previous bartending or customer service experience is a plus but not required.

 

Interpersonal Skills:

Friendly, approachable, and able to communicate effectively with a diverse group of residents.

 

Reliability: Commit to the scheduled Pub Nights every Friday from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm.

 

Physical Ability: Able to stand for an extended period and lift moderate weights for setup and cleanup.

 

Team Player: Work collaboratively with other volunteers and staff to ensure a smooth and enjoyable Pub Night experience.

 

 

SKILLS REQUIRED:

• Patience and understanding

• Good social and communication skills

• Helpful and accommodating manner

• Sensitive, compassionate and tactful nature • Negotiating skills and experience of dealing with difficult situations

• Able to work on own or part of a team

• An interest in food and nutrition

• Volunteers will need to obtain satisfactory clearance and training from AGCCC’s Dietitian and Occupational Therapist

 

Available Shifts

Breakfast - 9:00 am to 9:30 am

Lunch - 12:00 noon to 12:30

Supper - 4:30pm to 5:00 pm

 

How to Apply: If you're ready to make a difference in the lives of our residents and join our team of compassionate volunteers, please  click the APPLY NOW button below fill up the Volunteer Application Form  and  email us the completed form at volunteer@allengray.ab.ca . We will be thrilled to welcome you aboard!

Adult Day Support Volunteer Weekdays 9 am to 3 pm

Image by Ioann-Mark Kuznietsov

As a Friendly Visitor, your role is to offer companionship, engage in friendly conversations, and provide emotional support to our residents. Your presence can make a world of difference in their lives. We are looking for volunteers who can commit to:

  •  Visit at least once a week

  • Spend a minimum of one hour during your visit

  • Choose a convenient time between 10:30 AM and 4:00 PM on any day (Monday to Sunday)

What You'll Bring:

  • A warm and friendly personality

  • Good listening skills

  • Empathy and compassion

  • Reliability and commitment

 

 

Benefits of Volunteering: Volunteering as a Friendly Visitor is a rewarding experience that offers numerous benefits, including:

  • The chance to brighten someone's day and create lasting connections.  

  • Personal fulfillment and the joy of giving back to your community.

  • Opportunities to learn from and connect with seniors, enriching your own life.

 

How to Apply: If you're ready to make a difference in the lives of our residents and join our team of compassionate volunteers, please  click the APPLY NOW button below fill up the Volunteer Application Form  and  email us the completed form at volunteer@allengray.ab.ca . We will be thrilled to welcome you aboard!

Mealtime Assistance Volunteer

Image by Svitlana

As a Mealtime Assistance Volunteer, the AGCCC Occupational Therapist and/or Dietitian will train you with the Loving Spoonful Mealtime Assistance Program. As part of your volunteer experience, you will assist residents with getting to and from dining areas, feeding them, and working closely with residents to maintain safety in feeding/swallowing activities. This position is open for 18-year-olds and up.

 TASKS MAY INCLUDE:

• Provide nourishment.

• Be an active participant in the resident’s eating experience.

• Learn the resident’s mealtime style. • Have a helpful attitude, for example: • Take an interest – smile, engage in light conversation, describe the meal.

• Take time to feed or assist the patient to eat a well-paced meal.

• Know the resident’s strengths and difficulties and build on the strengths to compensate for the weaknesses.

• Follow the recommendations of the Supervisor assigned

• Watch for any changes in the resident’s eating pattern and report them.

• Ask the Care Manager for advice if you have difficulty following the recommended feeding strategies.

What You'll Bring:

  • A warm and friendly personality

  • Good listening skills

  • Empathy and compassion

  • Reliability and commitment

 

 

SKILLS REQUIRED:

• Patience and understanding

• Good social and communication skills

• Helpful and accommodating manner

• Sensitive, compassionate and tactful nature • Negotiating skills and experience of dealing with difficult situations

• Able to work on own or part of a team

• An interest in food and nutrition

• Volunteers will need to obtain satisfactory clearance and training from AGCCC’s Dietitian and Occupational Therapist

 

Available Shifts

Breakfast - 9:00 am to 9:30 am

Lunch - 12:00 noon to 12:30

Supper - 4:30pm to 5:00 pm

 

How to Apply: If you're ready to make a difference in the lives of our residents and join our team of compassionate volunteers, please  click the APPLY NOW button below fill up the Volunteer Application Form  and  email us the completed form at volunteer@allengray.ab.ca . We will be thrilled to welcome you aboard!

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