A Rewarding Experience
Volunteers are a vital and much appreciated part of the St. Joseph’s at Fleming family. We offer volunteer opportunities throughout the Home. Whether it’s a quiet one-on-one visit, taking a Resident for a walk, or getting more involved in programs and entertainment, your time will touch lives in ways beyond words.
Rights of the Volunteer
- To be treated as a valuable member of our team.
- To be placed in a position which is suitable and worthwhile.
- To receive a placement description.
- To receive orientation to St. Joseph’s at Fleming.
- To receive initial and on-going training.
- To be kept informed.
- To be given sound guidance and direction.
- To feel free to make suggestions and/or voice concerns.
- To be given recognition.
Responsibilities of the Volunteer
- To participate in orientation and training programmes.
- To follow the rules, regulations and guidelines of St. Joseph’s at Fleming and Volunteer Services.
- To be reliable and fulfill the commitment made.
- To accept guidance and supervision.
- To work as part of our team.
- To respect confidentiality at all times.
Qualities of a Caring Volunteer
- Ability to recognize that each Resident has the need for human contact and relationships.
- Ability to recognize that most Residents have a capacity for growth even within limited areas.
- Ability to regard the Resident as an individual with potential.
- Ability to be supportive and empathetic.
- Ability to recognize and adapt to changes in the Resident’s life situation.
- Ability to recognize, accept and support Residents who appear to be upset about their life situation.
- Ability to respect and appreciate a Resident’s differing concept of reality.
- Ability to accept the Resident’s need for privacy or withdrawal.
- Ability to respect cultural, ethnic and personal differences.
- Ability to share problems related to a Resident with the professional staff.
- Ability to derive some satisfaction from helping the Resident.