The Cypress Health Region is proud to offer a variety of volunteer opportunities across the Region. Whether you are able to spend a few minutes, a few hours, volunteer on a regular basis, or only when your busy schedule permits, we would be pleased to discuss the variety of programs with you and work with your availability and interests.
Become a volunteer for the Cypress Health Region!
You are a great candidate to be a volunteer if you are interested in:
- sharing your talents
- helping others
- meeting new people
- finding personal satisfaction
- making a difference in your community
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer simply submit a completed Volunteer Application Form, Youth Volunteer Application Form (if you are under the age of 18), or a Spiritual Care Application Form along with a completed Confidentiality and Privacy Agreement.
For more information on volunteer services in the Cypress Health Region please send us an email or call the Volunteer Coordinator at 306.778.5114.
Volunteer Bursary Program
The Cypress Health Region is pleased to offer a volunteer bursary program. Bursaries are awarded on behalf of the many volunteers of the Cypress Health Region who donate countless hours of time to benefit the community. As a way of saying ‘thank you’, the Cypress Health Region offers bursaries to 11 students who show the same commitment to volunteering in their communities.
Students completing Grade 12 who are interested in applying for the bursary are asked to complete and submit the Volunteer Bursary Application Form
- Student to be completing Grade 12 and has been accepted into continuing their education in a course or study that is a minimum of 1 year in length.
- Application to be accompanied by a 1 page (400 word) essay describing their volunteerism in their community or area for individuals, organizations or events.
- Recipients will be chosen by a Cypress Health Region Volunteer Committee.
- Bursaries will be awarded by a Cypress Health Region volunteer at graduation/awards night in the community the student is graduating from.
Applications to be submitted by April 1, 2017 to:
Human Resources Consultant – Volunteer Services
429-4th Ave. N.E.
Swift Current, SK. S9H 2J9
Phone: 306-778- 5114
Some of the many volunteer programs offered in the region include:
Activity Programs in Long Term Care Facilities
Assist staff and residents at the long term care facility in your community with planned activities. Accompany residents to and from the activity and participate with the residents during the activity. Activities vary from facility to facility but some activities may include art programs, entertainment, music, reading, walking, coffee row, and much more. Activity coordinators will discuss your interests and find which programs suit your volunteer needs.
Adopt A Grandparent
Supports on-going and continuous relationship with a client. Volunteers are paired up with a resident to provide support on an on-going basis. Activities may include; reading, playing games, walking, and friendly visiting.
Errands and Shopping
Shopping and small errands are performed for clients that are unable to leave their homes without assistances. The volunteer may perform these duties if the client is unable to go along.
Volunteers assist nursing staff in organizing clients attending flu clinics during the months of October and November. Clinics will be during scheduled times throughout the months in different communities.
A friendly visitor is a volunteer who visits with Home Care clients, Long Term Care residents, and/or patients in the hospital. The volunteer offers support, guidance and alleviates feelings of loneliness and social isolation. Activities may include playing games, reading, walking, and searching the internet.
Meals on Wheels
Hot meals are delivered to home care clients in your community. Volunteers are given a specific route including names and addresses. A valid driver’s license and a vehicle are required in order to participate in this program. Time commitment is around 45 minutes – 1 hour each time you volunteer. Youth volunteer can also participate in this program if they have a driver available to assist them.
Palliative Care Volunteer
Offers social, emotional, and spiritual support to persons and their families who are living with, or dying from, a life-threatening illness. Volunteers are asked to spend quality time with clients and their families providing companionship, friendly visiting, alleviating loneliness or sitting vigil while the family takes a break. There is a screening process and extra training involve with becoming a Palliative care volunteer.
Transportation – In Town
Volunteers will provide transportation or accompany clients and assist them in attending medical appointments, Day program, and running errands or to attend other social activities. You can volunteer to transport clients in your own vehicle or accompany them on the bus.
The Young Friends Program was established to address loneliness that many of our seniors in our nursing homes face on a daily basis. It will allow for our youth ages 13-18 in our communities to gain “Grandmas and Grandpas” and gain experience in a healthcare setting. We ask that you make a six-month commitment to the program (5 hours/month) – but you are welcome to volunteer for as long as you like after that.
Volunteers would be contacted to translate and help with communication if there’s
a language barrier.