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.
As part of the volunteer process, you will need to complete a Criminal Record Check,. which can be filled out online to expedite the process. When you submit your request, enter the access code TVW5EKCC28 to refer to Lake Country Health.
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.)
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 a 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)
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)
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)
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)