Since 1961, the Hospital Auxiliary has been the channel by which members of the community can support the hospital and the Grove Nursing Home, through fund-raising programs and by assisting staff in patient and resident care. It began when a group of women saw a need for sewing and mending items for the hospital. Over the years, the Auxiliary has grown, adding programs to meet the changing needs of the hospital and the nursing home.
Our Mission Statement
The Arnprior Regional Health Auxiliary is a group of dedicated volunteers who assist Health Care Providers at Arnprior Regional Health (hospital and nursing home). We do this to bring quality care and comfort to patients and residents in a spirit of generosity and compassion.
As we strive to reflect the care of our community, Auxiliary volunteers participate in approved fundraising activities and community partnerships.
What is the volunteer program?
There are over 150 volunteers who provide over 16, 000 hours of service annually.
Volunteers at the hospital and nursing home contribute in a variety of areas: serving customers in the Opportunity Shop and the Gift Shop to helping with patient activities, administering the HELPP lottery, and assisting in an office. You may volunteer several times a week or once a month – whatever suits your schedule and interests.
New volunteers are made aware of the various programs and are placed according to their abilities, preferences and need. Volunteers receive a thorough orientation to their new position and automatically become members of the Auxiliary.
Volunteers are the back bone of our organization and play an important role with our patients and residents. We are especially happy to welcome youth volunteers.
|Volunteer Sevice Areas||Description/Duties|
Provide water to patients
Patient transport (portering)
Hand out ice cream (May – September)
|Sewing Room||Volunteers sew and repair items in the sewing room or at home|
|The Gift Shop is located on the ground floor of the hospital
The Gift Shop is managed and staffed by volunteers
Offers gift items, reading materials and confectionary items
The Shop is open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday
100% of the proceeds are donated to Arnprior Regional Health
|The Opportunity Shop is located on John Street. It is managed
and staffed by volunteers.
The Shop is open from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday and
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Thursday to Saturday.
This is a major fundraising source for the Hospital and
the Grove Nursing Home.
Donations from the community and surrounding area are recycled,
priced and sold in the shop.
Volunteers work in the front of the shop serving customers
and in back of the shop sorting and pricing items.
Volunteers also make up the window display.
100% of the funds raised are donated to Arnprior Regional Health
|Out of House Crafts||Prepares crafts and items to sell at Gift Shop.
This is done in the comfort of your own home!
|Continuous Complex Care||Helps with home cooked breakfast event
Assists with birthdays and club celebrations
Helps serve cake and refreshments at special events
Assists with bingo games
|Grove Nursing Home – Breakfast Assistance
|These volunteers assist the residents at the Grove with their
breakfast on Saturday and Sunday mornings (approximately 8am-9:30am).
|Grove Nursing Home – Activity & Adult Day Program||Helps to plan and organize events, games, celebrations and
outings with residents.
Volunteer Application Process
Please follow these steps to join our team of volunteers:
Complete the Volunteer Application form below.
Volunteer Services will then call you to schedule an interview time should a suitable opportunity arise.
Successful applicants for volunteer positions at the hospital and at the Grove are required to submit a Vulnerable Criminal Reference Screening Certificate (which must have been completed within the last 6 months), submit proof of their immunization record, and a completed two-step TB test by their family physician. They must also attend a mandatory orientation session at the hospital, which is offered once per month, on a Monday from 8:00am-12:00pm. Please contact us to sign up for your orientation session.
Volunteer Onboarding Instruction Sheet
Volunteer Application Form
Written Reference Request Form (2 are required)
Confidentiality Agreement (review and sign!)
Arnprior Regional Health Code of Conduct
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