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About the Position
Position #: 1758
OrganizationParkwood Mennonite Home Inc.
Position: Meal Assistant
Location: 726 New Hampshire Street, Waterloo
Impact Statement: Mealtimes are about more than just meeting the nutritional needs of our residents, they are also an important social occasion.
This is a wonderful opportunity to really get to know a resident and have a real impact on their health, happiness and quality of life!
Description: Volunteers are needed to assist and encourage residents to eat at meal time.
The volunteer will be paired with a resident and get to know them and their needs and preferences.
The level of assistance needed will vary with each resident.
This position works well with the Friendly Visitor position so that you can continue to socialize, take the resident out for a walk or play a game before of after the meal.
We are especially in need of help for breakfast (8-9am) and supper (5-6pm).
Requirements: English Proficiency, Confidentiality, Physical Demand
Training Details: Staff assistance is available at all times. Specific documentation and training is provided.
Working Conditions: Parkwood is a wheelchair and scooter-accessible facility. If you require any accommodation to assist you please let us know.
Duration: 3 months or less
Timing: Weekday - Daytime, Weekday - Evening, Weekend - Daytime, Weekend - Evening, Anytime
Time Detail: The volunteer may choose the meal time (shifts are 8:00 to 9:00 am; 12:00 to 1:00 pm; or 5:00 to 6:00 pm) that best fits their schedule, and volunteer for 1 to 2 hours per week, weekdays and weekends.
Special Event End Date: 2005-01-01
Age: 18+
Ideal for: An Individual, A Group
Transportation: On a bus route
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible entrance, Wheelchair accessible washroom, Designated accessible parking space, Support volunteers with special needs, Accessible work space
Area(s) of Interest: Caring Support, Health Care/Emergency, Senior Services
Skill(s): Interpersonal Communication, Communicate in Plain Language, Motivate Others, Empathy, Respect, Flexibility
How to Apply
Application Link:
Email: Send an Email Message
Contact: Laura Gorman
Phone: 519-747 2151 Ext. 335
Address: 726 New Hampshire Street Waterloo, N2K 4M1


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