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Volunteer Therapeutic Recreation - All Sites

NL Health Services - 1,117 Jobs
St. John's, NL
Posted 18 days ago

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Therapeutic Recreation Volunteer - (All Sites)

Want to help children or adults recover from physical injuries or adapt to their disability? Want to help older adults maintain a sharper mind? If you answered yes to these questions, volunteering in Eastern Health's Therapeutic Recreation Program is the role for you!

Therapeutic Recreation uses treatment, education, and recreation services to help people with illness, disabilities, and other conditions to develop and use their leisure in ways that improve their health, independence, and overall well-being. Volunteers enhance therapeutic recreation services by assisting staff in creating a more stimulating environment for clients, patients and/or residents. Throughout Eastern Health, therapeutic recreation provides services to clients, patients, and residents in Long Term Care, Adult Rehabilitation and Continuing Care, Children's and Women's Health and Mental Health and Addictions.

Volunteers can contribute to therapeutic recreation services in a variety of ways including: playing music, singing, being artistic (painting, photography, sculpture, knitting and drawing), assisting with community outings, playing trivia, movie nights, baking, and making patients feel important through quality one-to-one time.

Volunteer opportunities in therapeutic recreation are available at the below sites. If you are interested in being part of the volunteer team, please contact the volunteer coordinator at the site you are interested in volunteering (or apply through this posting).

St. John's Hospitals:

Janeway Children's Health & Rehab (Lesley Derraugh, 777-7349)
General Hospital (Lesley Derraugh, 777-7349)
Waterford Hospital (Sherrill Pike, 777-3852)
Dr. LA Miller Centre (Sherrill Pike, 777-7107)

St. John's Long Term Care Facilities
(Judy Cook, 752- 8705)
" Pleasant View Towers
" Salvation Army Glenbrook Lodge
" Saint Luke's Nursing Home
" Agnes Pratt Nursing Home
" Caribou Memorial Veterans Pavilion (Sherrill Pike, 777-7107)

Rural Avalon Hospitals:

Pte. Josiah Squibb Memorial Pavilion, Carbonear (Judy Cook, 752-8705)
Lions Manor Nursing Home, Placentia
Pentecostal Senior Citizens Home, Clarke's Beach

Peninsulas Hospitals:

G.B. Cross Memorial Hospital - Clarenville (Coralee Crowley, 709-466-5283)
U.S Memorial Health Centre - St. Lawrence (Holly Sheppard, 709-873-4249)
Blue Crest Nursing Home - Grand Bank (Holly Sheppard, 709-832-3313
Golden Heights Manor - Bonavista (Charlotte Ritman, 709-468-5299
Burin Peninsula Health Centre - Burin (Christine Riley, assistant for LeslieeAnn Rowsell, 709-891-3482)

For further information about Therapeutic Recreation Services at Eastern Health visit our website at

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About NL Health Services

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Why join NL Health Services?

There are many reasons. You will put your skills to great use in a unique and remarkable part of the world, be part of interdisciplinary and talented health-care teams and have access to state-of-the-art equipment and modern facilities.

  • We also offer incentives for local talent, those looking to return home and those new to our province.
  • Competitive remuneration and attractive benefits package.
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  • Health insurance, dental and long-term disability plans.
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With a rich and unique culture, and tremendous natural beauty, Newfoundland and Labrador is an ideal place to call home, with a growing diverse population and among the safest places in the world to live.

About NL Health Services

At NL Health Services, we are responsible for delivering health and community services to more than 528,000 people living in Newfoundland and Labrador. Our team consists of more than 21,000 dedicated health workers who are committed to providing the best care in communities across the province, in five geographical areas.

The provincial health authority was created in April 2023, following recommendations from Health Accord NL, and brings together five former separate health entities. Our goal is to improve the health of the people of Newfoundland and Labrador and to create a more integrated, accessible, technologically enhanced, equitable and sustainable health system.

We know that it is the people – employees, physicians and volunteers – that together make NL Health Services a great place to work. We believe that every person carries valuable knowledge, experience and perspective, and it is in this diversity that we find strength. At NL Health Services, we embrace the distinct and complementary characteristics of all our members as we seek to eliminate health disparities by providing fair, equitable and quality health care to all patients, residents and clients.

If your passion is to provide extraordinary health care to the residents of the communities of Newfoundland and Labrador, we want to hear from you.

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