Although volunteering may look a bit different than it did before the pandemic, volunteers still play an important role in our Health Centre and make valuable contributions that enhance the patient experience.
The changes at NBRHC (and other hospitals across the province) due to the COVID-19 pandemic have been a big adjustment for everyone in our hospital community. During this time, our Volunteer Department has been working hard to adapt to the changing health care environment.
To provide our volunteers with a safe alternative to in-person volunteering, we have developed a virtual LEAD (Learn, Experience, Accomplish and Develop) program for youth volunteers this summer. This program involves remote volunteering only, with no on-site volunteer requirement.
As a participant in our virtual LEAD program, you will be immersed in the hospital environment from the comfort of your own home, while giving your time to make a positive impact at our Health Centre.
This program is a great opportunity for volunteers to make a positive difference while exploring and expanding their interest in health care.
The virtual LEAD program will run from Monday July 5 to Friday September 3 2021. It combines a series of learning opportunities with virtual volunteer experiences geared toward youth who are interested in healthcare.
Participants have the opportunity to receive up to 50 volunteer hours by the end of summer—most of the activities can be completed at your own pace, according to your schedule!
No special technology is needed. Participants require access to a personal electronic device (computer, laptop or tablet) with an internet connection and an email. Learning opportunities and volunteer socials will take place over Zoom.
To be eligible for the program, applicants must be:
To be considered for the program, a completed volunteer application must be submitted by Monday June 14 (see application steps). Since this is a compressed program, we are unable to accept late applications.
The Volunteer Department will only provide confirmation of hours to those who have completed a minimum of 26 hours of volunteer service. Volunteers who successfully complete 50 hours of volunteer service will receive a certificate of completion.
Check out our brochure (to the right)!
We would like to thank Joel Gagne for volunteering to make this video and sharing his creative talents with us.