Below are some of the opportunities available to our volunteers. Please note that we recommend 1 shift of about 3-4 hours per week for most of our ongoing volunteer positions. However, some positions vary in time commitment and duration. Also, we are not limited to these opportunities, if you have a special talent or skill that you think we might benefit from, please do not hesitate to let us know by calling Bavie Sara at (780) 422-7333 ext 266.
Board of Directors
Board Member: The Board of Directors is the legal authority for the Boyle-McCauley Health Centre. As a member of the Board, a director is a trustee for the community and is responsible for the effective governance of the organization. New Board members are elected in the spring and serve a minimum 2 year term.
Community Nursing Station
Administrative/Program Support: This is responsible for all types of general office procedures as well as odd jobs at the Community Nursing Station located in the Herb Jamieson Centre. This is a small three person office serving a diverse population of men staying at the shelter as well as in the community. Hours are flexible from Monday-Friday between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm.
Dental Assistant (RDAII): This position is responsible for assisting the dentist at chair-side and preparing work area for daily procedures. The volunteer will be responsible for setting up for clients, preparing for procedures, lab work (i.e. preparing impression trays, etc.), changing suction traps, assistant dentist with procedures and exams, ensuring that clients are calm and fears are eased, taking x-rays and processing them, and cleaning up work area at the end of the day. Occasionally, may be asked to use merconvap in suctions, drain and amalgamator, and ensure supplies are appropriately stocked.
Dental Hygienist: This position will be responsible for providing all aspects of dental hygiene to the clients of the dental clinic. The volunteer will be responsible for cleaning, scaling and root planing teeth, fluoride treatments, prophy, and oral hygiene instruction.
Support Volunteer: Kindred House is an outreach project for women and transgender persons involved in prostitution. It offers a safe, supportive, non-judgmental environment for these women. This position will be responsible for making people feel welcome in the house, general home-making duties and assist staff in outreach activities. The volunteer will welcome people and engage in conversation with them in order to make them feel comfortable. Also, provide information to clients, answer telephone, take messages, ensure coffee is available, ensure that house is clean (includes sweeping/mopping) and organized, assist drop-in supervisor in activities (i.e. crafts/video night etc.). Some lifting is required. Also may assist with opening a closing of the house. Shifts are available Tuesday to Friday 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm.
Foot Care Aide: This position is responsible for providing foot care service to the clients of the Health Centre and its programs. The volunteers will be responsible for clipping and cutting nails, removing calluses, foot massage etc., for clients who are not able to do their own foot care. Foot clinic operates on Wednesdays from 12:30 to 3:30 pm. Hours qualify to be registered in accordance with the AARN.
Foot Clinic Support Person: This person will provide support to nurse practitioners and volunteer foot care aides during the foot clinic. The volunteer will be responsible for greeting clients after they have registered at reception, seating them in the foot clinic, and start them soaking in a foot basin. Volunteer will coordinate, clean, and provide instruments for the aides during the foot care session. Also, this person will help with the set-up at the beginning of the foot clinic and clean-up when it is over. Foot Clinic is Wednesday afternoon from 12:30 to 3:30 pm.
Shopper/Food Preparation Person (Women's Health Promotion Program): This position will be responsible for the purchasing and preparing for a meal for the Women's Health Promotion Program. The volunteer will plan a menu, shop for the menu, prepare, and serve a supper time meal for approximately 20-25 women. The Women's Health Promotion Program is Thursday evening every week.
Administrative Support: This position is responsible for a variety of office duties including filing, answering phones, word processing, data entry, and photocopying. Shifts are available from Monday to Thursday 9:00 am to 9:00 pm, Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon.