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GIVE A HELPING HAND

Volunteer in the Community

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with People For a Healthy Community!

Please read about our volunteer needs below to determine which area is of interest to you. We primarily need volunteers in our

Food Program and Senior's programming areas. 

Our volunteer roles range quite a bit, and we work with diverse kinds of Gabriolans. Some examples of volunteer roles can involve cooking, gardening, delivering meals, packing or delivering groceries, sorting vegetables, organizing donations, supporting workshops, serving on committees or the Board of Directors and more.

Volunteering currently takes place from Monday-Thursday, and shift lengths depend on the task/program usually ranging from about
45 minutes to 2 hour shifts.

Helping Hands

VOLUNTEER FOR

General Opportunities

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VOLUNTEER FOR

Community Programs

$600

Reading Buddies are asked to commit to reading with students at Gabriola Elementary School once or twice a week. These Buddies will participate in a short seminar on Trauma Informed Communication, helping to build a bigger, stronger web of wellness support in the school community.

Work as part of a team to:

  • Learn about trauma

  • Read age-appropriate material to children

  • Gather data for outcome reports

Learning to read
Trauma Informed
Reading Buddies

Time Requirement: Approx. 3 hours of training, then 1 - 2 hours per week for a minimum of one school semester

If you would like more info please contact the

Wellness Project Coordinator

Patti Mertz

schoolwellness@phcgabiola.org   |   250-204-7678

Community Program Volunteers
Food Program Volunteers
Vegetable Garden

VOLUNTEER FOR

Food Programs

$600

Sorting vegetables that Nester’s can no longer sell, and reducing waste by diverting the food back to people, animals, or compost for our gardens.

Food Recovery
Food Recovery

Time Requirements: Mon-Thurs mornings at PHC, takes place outside.

$600

Helping to cook meals, bake, etc.
The day of this can vary depending on kitchen usage and whether you’d prefer to cook alone or with others etc.

Volunteers Cooking
Cooking

Time Requirement: 

TBA this depends on what's cooking!

$600

Support growing food for our community members and the garden program we offer at GES. Grow food for us in your garden at home, or start some seedlings to get transplanted to our garden.

Volunteer Gardening
Gardening

Time Requirement: 

Wednesdays from 1-4pm

If you would like more info please contact the Food Program Coordinator

Emily Carson-Apstein

food@phcgabriola.org   |   250-247-7322

Seniors Program Volunteers
Friends

VOLUNTEER FOR

Seniors Programs

$600

Adult Day Activity Program for seniors, includes social time, lunch, exercise, and activities for mental and social stimulation.
 

Mondays and Saturdays,

10:30am – 3:00pm, Rollo Centre

Program runs throughout the year.

Work as part of a team to:

  • Room set-up & take-down

  • Serving tea, coffee and lunches

  • Greet & socialize with seniors

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Ability to work well as part of a team 

Jennifer Downer birthday SUSO programG
Stepping Up, Stepping Out

Requirements: Minimum of 3-4 hrs per week, One program day per week 

$600

An educational series featuring presentations on topics relating to optimal aging. Previous presentations have focused on Advance Care Planning, Housing for an Aging Population, Substance Use Guidelines for 65+, Fall Prevention, Brain Health, Safe Driving over 65, and other topics related to optimal aging. 

Work as part of a team to:

  • Sign-in table 

  • Room set-up and take-down

  • Set-up of refreshment table, making tea & coffee

  • Assist seniors with mobility issues to find seating

New age of aging presentation
New Age of Aging

Time Requirement: Once per month, 12:30pm – 3pm, Rollo Centre.

$600

Social luncheon open to all seniors in the community, featuring nutritious lunches, local entertainment and guest presenters

Drop-in Event

Fourth Thursday of every month 

8:30am – 12:30pm, Rollo Centre 

 

Work as part of a team to:

  • Room set-up and take-down

  • Greet & socialize with seniors 

  • Serving tea, coffee, lunches

  • Assist seniors with mobility issues to find seating

Senior's monthly luncheon
Senior's Monthly Luncheon

Time Requirement: 

Wednesdays from 1-4pm

If you would like more info please contact the Seniors Program Coordinator

 

Suzette Delmage

seniors@phcgabriola.org   |   250-325-9010

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