Volunteer

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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. 

 

VOLUNTEER IN THE FOOD PROGRAMS

Due to COVID19, many of our programs have had changes, and our volunteer roles are evolving along with the COVID19 situation. 

 

Please check out our various programs to understand where you may want to help: https://www.phcgabriola.org/food-programs

 

Our volunteering currently takes place from Monday-Thursday, and shift lengths depend on the task/program usually ranging from about 45 minutes to 2 hr shifts. There may be some possibilities for remote volunteering.

 

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

 

If you would like more info please contact the food programs coordinator:

Kenda Chang-Swanson

food@phcgabriola.org250-247-7322
 

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FOOD RECOVERY

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GARDENS

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OCCASIONAL

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. M-Thu mornings at PHC, takes place outside.

Support growing food for our community members and the garden program we offer at GES. Join weekly workbees on Wednesdays from 1-4pm, grow food for us in your garden at home, or start some seedlings to get transplanted to our garden.

This would involve being put on a back-up list for when we are short of volunteers, or perhaps have something we need extra help for such as holiday hampers, special events etc.

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COOKING

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FACILITIES MAINTENENCE

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.

If you are handy, we can often use help ensuring our facilities are operating smoothly. This can be done on an as-needed basis.

 

VOLUNTEER IN THE SENIORS PROGRAMS

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Stepping Up, Stepping Out (SUSO)

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Senior's Monthly Luncheon

(In-person programming cancelled during pandemic,outreach services currently provided to registered participants).

 

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

Mondays and Saturdays, 11:30am – 2:30pm, Rollo Centre. (Thisis a pre-registered program).

Work as part of a team to:

 

  • Assist with room set-up & take-down
     

  • Assist with serving tea, coffee and lunches
     

  • Greet and socialize with seniors

 

Time Requirement:  Minimum of 3-4 hrs, 1 program day per week 

(During pandemic, presentations are being offered virtually)

 

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. 

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

 

  • Assist with sign-in table
     

  • Assist with room set-up and take-down

    Assist with set-up of refreshment table, making tea & coffee
     

  • Assist seniors with mobility issues to find seating
     

Time Requirement:  2-3 hrs, once/month or can be placed on casual list “as-needed”.

 (Program cancelled during pandemic)

 

Social luncheon open to all seniors in the community, featuring nutritious lunches, local entertainment and guest presenters. Drop-in, Fourth Thursday of every month, 

8:30am – 12:30pm, Rollo Centre. 
Work as part of a team to:

  • Assist with room set-up and take-down

  • Greet and socialize with seniors 

  • Assist with serving tea, coffee, lunches

  • Assist seniors with mobility issues

Time Requirement: Minimum of 3-4 hrs, Fourth Thursday of each month or can be placed on casual list “as-needed”. 

Contact for Seniors Programs:  

Suzette Delmage, Seniors Program Coordinator, PHC
seniors@phcgabriola.org
T: 250-325-9010 for messages

 
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STEPPING UP, STEPPING OUT PROGRAM

(In-person programming cancelled during pandemic,outreach services currently provided to registered participants).

 

Adult Day Activity Program for seniors, includes social time, lunch, exercise, and activities formental and social stimulation. Mondays and Saturdays, 11:30am – 2:30pm, Rollo Centre. (Thisis a pre-registered program).Work as part of a team to:

Assist with room set-up & take-down
Assist with serving tea, coffee and lunches Greet and socialize with seniors  Time Requirement:  Minimum of 3-4 hrs, 1 program day per week 

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SENIORS' MONTHLY LUNCHEON

Support growing food for our community members and the garden program we offer at GES. Join weekly workbees on Wednesdays from 1-4pm, grow food for us in your garden at home, or start some seedlings to get transplanted to our garden. 

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NEW AGE OF AGING

This would involve being put on a back-up list for when we are short of volunteers, or perhaps have something we need extra help for such as holiday hampers, special events etc.