Volunteer and Spiritual Services
"YOUR COMMITMENT... MAKING THE WORLD OF DIFFERENCE!"
Volunteers are a valuable human resource.
Prairie North Health Region recognizes volunteers as an integral part of the healthcare team, and encourages teamwork between salaried staff and volunteers.
Volunteers enhance service delivery and are an important link between clients and community. Volunteers provide encouragement, support and assistance to people dealing with illness, change and aging. Volunteers contribute their unique talents, skills and knowledge to provide personalized attention to clients, leading to enhanced quality of life. Our Volunteer and
Spiritual Services Program provide support through:
Approximately 3,900 volunteers participate in 30 facilities/programs and 15 auxiliaries in Prairie North Health Region. Many volunteers in rural and urban centers are involved in more than one program, serving facility-based and community-based programs. Each facility is unique and attracts volunteers interested in that sites's particular range of programming.
PNHR's Regional Manager of Volunteer and Spiritual Services is located in The Battlefords. Volunteer coordinators are situated with Battlefords Home Care and in Lloydminster and Meadow Lake. Volunteer management consists of program planning, recruitment, orientation, ongoing training, evaluation and appreciation. The program promotes staff/volunteer relationships, awareness of volunteerism, and awareness of the broad scope of volunteer opportunities.
Recruitment, volunteer placement and appreciation at several PNHR facilities and programs are under the direction of designated operational staff, often recreational and nursing. The volunteer manager and coordinators provide support for staff working with volunteers, through:
Volunteers are active:
Auxiliaries are partners with volunteer service programs, Foundations and other Auxiliaries. Members fundraise for patient comfort items and contribute thousands of dollars towards items not met by other budgetary means. Auxiliaries contribute to recreation programming, decorating and furnishing of family rooms, and purchasing of specialized equipment. Auxiliaries recognize and support quality of life activities for clients and their families, through family functions and community events.
Prairie North Health Region believes that attention to a person's spirituality has a significant impact on his/her physical, emotional, mental and social well-being. The Region focuses on client-centred care which embraces the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs. PNHR also believes that all clients, relatives, significant others, volunteers and staff have the right to access spiritual care, counseling and support.
Ministerial and Faith Community volunteers assist in:
The Manager of Volunteer & Spiritual Services is an associate member of the Battlefords Ministerial Association and chairperson the Saskatchewan Hospital Chaplaincy Committee. The Coordinators of Volunteer Services in Meadow Lake and Lloydminster are chairpersons of Chaplaincy Committees in those areas. Programs and services are coordinated and managed to support clients, their families, volunteers, and faith community leaders.
THE VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
VOLUNTEER PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES
THE BENEFITS OF VOLUNTEERING
YOUR TIME IS VALUABLE AND WE APPRECIATE THAT!
We will help you choose the activities which are right for you. You can be involved in your own home, in our health care facilities, or in a community setting. You can choose the time of day, the time of year, and the projects that are best for your commitment.
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