Castlegar Red Cross seeking volunteers

By Contributor
November 15th, 2012


Those who experience a sudden illness or accident are often stunned by how quickly their lives can change.  A car accident, a sudden slip, or a heart attack may leave a person helpless in a home built for the able-bodied.  

After hip or knee surgery, a broken bone, or the onset of debilitating disease, everyday tasks can become unmanageable.  As a volunteer, you could ensure people receive the equipment they need to cope with crises like these.

The Canadian Red Cross, Health Equipment Loan Program (HELP) is a volunteer-driven, community-based program that provides essential health equipment to individuals on a “by donation” basis.

The Castlegar HELP Depot has a fully equipped workshop to repair and recycle basic health equipment ensuring people receive their equipment in a safe and sanitized condition. We are looking for an individual (or work share team) to be the Lead Technician(s) for this department of the HELP operations. Duties include equipment repairs, parts sorting and ordering, transporting equipment between other depots in the region, communications with other depots and some reporting activities.

This select position would suit a person (or work share team) with some mechanical knowledge, basic computer skills, who likes to tinker and enjoys working as part of a team with people from a variety of backgrounds. Full training and orientation to program policies and procedures is included in this volunteer position. Time requirements are flexible but one or two shifts a week would be ideal. If this opportunity to put your skills and talents to good use by helping people in your community appeals to you we look forward to hearing from you.

Please contact Liza at 250-365-3911 ext. 102 in the Castlegar Canadian Red Cross office for more information on how you can become a Red Cross volunteer today! Or go to www.redcross.ca/help to learn more about this essential community service.

Categories: GeneralHealth


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