Volunteer with Lake Country Health

Would you like to make a difference in someone's life?

 

We are looking for volunteers who enjoy working with people. We have volunteer opportunities for you that can be done in 30 minutes per week, 1 hour per week, or that are completed occasionally. Make a difference to someone in need, and sign up to volunteer today.

Volunteer Drivers

Could you give someone a ride to a doctor’s appointment? Volunteer Drivers are needed to drive seniors to medical appointments in Lake Country, Kelowna, or Vernon. You could make someone’s day by giving them a ride to essential appointments or to run an errand within Lake Country.

(Time investment determined by volunteer availability.)

Old and Young

Friendly Visits and Calls

Do you like to chat? You can brighten someone’s day with a phone call. To reduce the social isolation that many seniors may experience, Friendly Visit/Call volunteers are asked to provide check – in and chat with a local senior. This service aims to provide support, and companionship to seniors whose social circles may be limited. Following current COVID-19 best practice guidelines, visits can be done online, by phone, or in person as a “driveway visit.”

(Time investment =  ½ hr.+ per week)

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Silver Sitters

Silver Sitter volunteers are invited to spend time with a senior who needs ongoing care, while their caregivers engage in one of our programs. Volunteers can visit over a coffee, play a board game or cards, make crafts, etc. for approximately an hour.   

Silver Sitter Volunteer Options:  

Caregiver Support Group: Held at the Alliance Church, on Wednesdays from 7:00-8:00pm, volunteers visit with a senior while their caregiver participates in the support group.

(Time investment = 1 hour/week) 

Fitter Silver Sitter: Volunteers visit with a senior while their caregiver participates in a fitness class. held at the Alliance Church, on Thursdays, at 10:00am).

(Time investment = 1 hour per week)  

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Meals on Wheels Food Delivery

In light of COVID-19 physical-distancing recommendations, we aim to provide seniors and individuals who are isolating with nutritious, affordable meals, delivered to their door weekly on Wednesdays. Volunteers can help with organization, distribution, or transportation of meals. Volunteers may choose to focus their efforts in one area or participate in several roles.  
There are three types of volunteer needed for this service:
Organization, which includes reminder calls on Tuesdays

(Time investment = 20 minutes per week) 
Distribution:  Wednesday from 11am-noon to sort and package meals into individual orders ready for delivery. 

(Time investment = 1 hour per week) 
Transportation: Volunteers pick up and deliver the packages to the meal recipients. and return the package to the Wooden Nickel  Cafe for sanitization and reuse. 

(Time investment = 1 hour per week)

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Minor Home Maintenance

Are you handy around the home? Often, independence is lost for seniors, due to an inability to carry out minor tasks around the house. Maintenance volunteers help do minor household repairs or maintenance to help local seniors. Examples of volunteer services include: hanging pictures, changing light bulbs, oiling hinges, or fixing a leaking tap.

(Time investment = occasional/as needed)

Leak Repairs

Snow Angels

Snow Angel volunteers provide assistance to seniors with removal of snow from steps, decks, sidewalks and/or driveways in the winter. Volunteers will be matched with a senior in their neighbourhood, to help ensure prompt snow removal in winter conditions.

(Time investment = 1 to 5 hours per month, seasonally)

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778-215-5247

Street Address

10080 Main Street
Lake Country BC

Mailing Address

PO Box 41146 RPO South

Lake Country V2V 1Z7

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