Castlegar needs HELP

By Contributor
April 14th, 2010

Health Equipment Loan Program (HELP) is seeking individuals to join their team of volunteers in Castlegar!

The Depot provides short term loans of walkers, wheelchairs, bath aides and other personal care equipment to people who are recovering at home from an injury, illness or surgery. With a referral from a health care professional, the Canadian Red Cross will be able to ensure clients receive the proper equipment needed for their recovery.

“Over the years, we have seen more people access our equipment than ever before. Last year the West Kootenay HELP Depots saw 3,300 people access almost 5,800 pieces of equipment. The demand is certainly there.” Says Liza Soukoroff, Program Assistant with HELP.

In Castlegar, the HELP program is looking for Customer Service volunteers. These volunteers act as the frontline contact for in-person and telephone inquiries, they dispense and receive equipment that is being loaned or returned, and complete the necessary documentation.

The Depot is also searching for a Driver who can pick up and deliver medical equipment between the outlying HELP Depots, and a Medical Equipment Repair volunteer to repair, inspect and perform routine maintenance on the equipment as required.

If you are able to commit two-to-four hours a week, we would love to hear from you! Full training and support is provided. Please call Liza in Castlegar at 250-365-3391 #102.

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