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COVID-19 HEALTH EMERGENCY RESPONSE

Thank you very much for your interest in supporting the community at such a challenging time. 

We are currently recruiting new volunteers for our COVID-19 response services. To ensure the highest level of health and safety for our volunteers and clients, we have provided a list of preliminary requirements for potential applicants to consider before expressing their interest. Please review the posted volunteer opportunities below, and if you find the terms satisfactory, please click the "I'd like to volunteer!" button to proceed with an application. 

We will do our best to get back to applicants as quickly as feasible. Thank you for your patience.

I'd like to volunteer!

Volunteer opportunities include:

 

Shopping Volunteer

Shopping and Delivery During COVID-19

For those without support from family, friends or neighbours, clients can receive support from a dedicated volunteer who will shop and deliver groceries once a week, along with one prescription pickup from a local pharmacy. This service is also available for food hamper pickups.

Requirements

  • Between the ages of 20 and 59
  • Do not have any underlying health conditions that they are aware of
  • Do not have any signs of illness (respiratory or otherwise)
  • Have not traveled abroad or outside of British Columbia after March 15, 2020
  • Have not required self-quarantine as a result of contact with a potential COVID-19 infected individual
  • Approved criminal record check
  • Access to a vehicle
Client getting out of car

Critical Medical Drives During COVID-19

Although many medical appointments and surgeries have been postponed indefinitely, clients living with chronic medical needs (dialysis, cancer treatments, etc.) may still need a safe, reliable, ride to treatment. This service is available only to individuals with no other means of getting to critical medical appointments during this time. 

Requirements

  • Between the ages of 20 and 59
  • Do not have any underlying health conditions that they are aware of
  • Do not have any signs of illness (respiratory or otherwise)
  • Have not traveled abroad or outside of British Columbia after March 15, 2020
  • Have not required self-quarantine as a result of contact with a potential COVID-19 infected individual
  • Approved criminal record check
  • An insured vehicle with a minimum $3 million third-party liability insurance (recommended) and the submission of a BC Driver’s Abstract.
Social and Wellness Phone Calls Oak Bay Volunteer Services

Social and Wellness Check Phone Calls During COVID-19

Phone volunteers provide regular social and well-being check phone calls that ensure the health and safety of a client who lives alone. Phone calls follow an emergency protocol to ensure the well-being of a client is maintained and should an emergency arise, a plan is in place to help that individual get the care he or she needs.

Requirements

  • Access to a telephone and service that will not incur overage charges
  • Approved criminal record check