Volunteer Recruitment in Kamloops
The volunteer recruitment for the BC Office of the Seniors Advocate’s Residential Care Survey is underway and we have been busy spreading the word to encourage volunteers to apply to become Volunteer Interviewers.
On Friday, June 10th, we attended the Oncore Seniors’ Society Senior Symposium in Kamloops. Jessica Kleissen, our Regional Engagement Lead for the Interior, and Isabelle Meunier, our Regional Training Coordinator for the Interior set up a booth and had their computers set up where people could apply for a volunteer position on the spot. During the breaks there was a short line of attendees ready to apply to become Volunteer Interviewers. Posters and cards flew off the table as many of the attendees took information and promised to apply at a later date.
There were many questions and a very positive response as attendees learned more about Isobel Mackenzie’s, BC’s Seniors Advocate, initiative to approach over 27,000 seniors living in our long-term care facilities around the province.
It has been an exciting few weeks and we are looking forward to meeting many more interested volunteers who will assist us to hear the voices of our residents in care.