Volunteer Opportunities

If you’re looking to get involved with geriatric health within the Montreal community, then look no further! Check out our list of volunteering opportunities and get in contact with us if you want further information or have any questions or concerns.

1. Château Westmount

Location: 4860 Boulevard de Maisonneuve O.

Approx. Time Commitment: varies, flexible

Château Westmount is looking for motivated volunteers for a variety of different activities! Bingo night, monthly birthday celebrations, 1-on-1 computer tutorials, they have it all.

This year, the MSGH is piloting a new program: Humans of MSGH. Volunteers will have the opportunity to learn the life stories of residents through friendly visits, and speaking to family members. The goal is to create a visual poster showcasing the interesting life stories of residents, to be posted in the main lobby!

Volunteers are welcome and encouraged to suggest any ideas for activities they are passionate about initiating! Make sure to contact Janet for more information.

2. Hospital Elder Life Program (H.E.L.P.)

Location: Jewish General Hospital (3755 Chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine).

Approx. Time Commitment: 4 hours/ week

The Jewish General Hospital is looking for motivated volunteers to participate in an opportunity to be uniquely involved with senior patients’ care plans.

H.E.L.P. volunteers will be trained to prevent delirium and loss of autonomy  and maintain independent functioning of hospitalized older patients. They will offer therapeutic activities and support so that the elderly can do simple bed exercises, as well as motivate them to eat during mealtime.

A certificate will be offered upon completion of 104 hours of work (including training).

3. Jewish Eldercare Volunteer Options

Location: Jewish Eldercare Centre (5725 Victoria Avenue)

Approx. Time Commitment: varies, flexible

Volunteer opportunities are available at the Jewish Eldercare Centre every week, including weekends. From friendly visits, to dining assistance, from pet visitors, to occupational therapy, the centre offers many opportunities that suit a wide variety of interests.

Want more information on how to get involved or have any questions?

Email our VP Volunteer Coordinators Janet and Alice at mcgillgeriatrichealth@ssmu.ca!

More volunteer opportunities coming soon!