Dawson Creek 'Better at Home'

Apply to Volunteer

Please fill in and submit the application below and a coordinator will contact you to schedule a time for an interview and orientation.

You can read more about volunteer opportunities at Better at Home by clicking on the Volunteer Brochure on the right.

Dawson Creek Better at Home Volunteer Application

The volunteer is responsible for children under the age of 15. All volunteers 15 and over must apply separately and supply a criminal records check. Children aged 15 – 18 will fill out the ‘Volunteer Application-Minors’ and have parental/guardian consent.

If you cannot commit to an ongoing position, you can register as a 'Casual Volunteer'. A casual volunteer may provide 'one-time' services, or fill in for regular volunteers when they are away.




Which volunteer opportunities would you be interested in?







If you would like to be a volunteer driver, we will need a copy of your driver's license, driver's abstract, and proof of insurance. If there are ever any changes to these documents, you are responsible for notifying Better at Home. These documents will be renewed at the same time as the criminal record check is renewed (every 5 years)

All Better at Home Volunteers will be required to have a criminal record check completed. This can be done at the Better at Home office.


Thank you for applying to become a Better at Home volunteer. A coordinator will be in contact with you to schedule an orientation meeting and to perform a criminal record check.

Interested in volunteering with Dawson Creek Better at Home but need more information? 

You can call, email, or drop in and we'd love to answer all of your questions.

Want the information NOW! You got it! Just click HERE to view or download our Volunteer Handbook. 


WORKSHOPS 

The Caregiver Networkoffers online webinars on topics of interest to caregivers. Although we don’t refer to our volunteers as caregivers, or expect them to offer caregiver services, there is still a lot of information in these workshops that could be very helpful.

Browse the webpage to see if there’s anything that interests you. And please let us know if you participate, we’d love to hear your feedback about these webinars.

 

Information Resources for Volunteers

Check out these links for solid, basic information that can make your volunteering experience easier, safer, and more fulfilling.


Hearing Impairment - 'How do I communicate respectfully with someone who is hard of hearing?' A fact sheet prepared by the Canadian Hearing Society


Alzheimer's Disease - Ways to Help This brochure from the Alzheimer Society has simple, helpful information on communication. The Alzheimer Society Canada has many very informative fact sheets and brochures 


The Canadian Centre for Elder Law website has a lot of excellent information about Elder Abuse Prevention on their Resource page


CNIB  This link takes you directly to a page on the CNIB website called 'Vision Loss Etiquette'. This page offers simple and straightforward information on how to behave with people who have vision loss. 


Seniors Abuse and Information Line  SAIL is a safe place for older adults, and those who care about them, to talk to someone about situations where they feel they are being abused or mistreated, or to receive information about elder abuse prevention. - 1-866-437-1940 (toll free) Available 8am-8pm daily (excluding holidays)


British Columbia Schizophrenia Society  Educational information on schizophrenia

Are you a Better at Home Volunteer? Let us know how it's going! Fill in a Better at Home Volunteer Assignment Assessment - Just print, complete, and return to the Better at Home office. (please note-this prints on 81/2 by 11 inch (legal) size paper.)

Resource Library

Better at Home has a small resource library that  includes self care/ self help books, video, and information sheets on topics that might be of interest to our volunteers, senior clients, or contractors. 

Just stop in and have a browse. You can borrow resources for up to two weeks (and renew, as long as no one's waiting for it)


Every month we put out a newsletter for our volunteers. We try to offer inspiration, support, and interesting and entertaining information about the program and about volunteering.  

Newsletter archive:

2016

January

February

March - We missed this month due to illness. Sorry

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December