Enrich your life by enriching the lives of others
Volunteering at the Louis Brier Home & Hospital
We’re dedicated to providing our residents with a life that is enriched in every way. Achieving this goal would simply not be possible without the support and commitment of over 300 volunteers who offer their expertise, skills and companionship to enhance the quality of everyday living.
Volunteers provide innovative programs, assist with vital daily services, and serve as links to the community. Ultimately, volunteers are available to help our residents maintain those connections that they value and cherish.
Volunteers also accompany residents to concerts, synagogues and organized outings; teach classes such as computers, arts & crafts and flower arranging; and assist with exercise, help decorate for the holidays, and much more.
“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”
Be a volunteer — we can always use your expertise!
We value and respect the contributions of volunteers. If you have a skill or expertise you’d like to share we’re always looking for new volunteers. With your ideas and involvement, the possibilities are endless!
Volunteering at the Louis Brier Home & Hospital is an incredibly rewarding experience. But don’t take our word for it – here are some of the things our volunteers have said about their experience:
“Seniors can be great mentors to us; we can learn a lot from their experience. They are very knowledgeable and like to tell their stories to others.”
“I recently retired, and volunteering helps me stay involved in the community.”
“I knew that I was interested in studying nursing after high school; my volunteer experience has really confirmed my choice of a future career.”
The Louis Brier Gift Shop: The Heart of the Home
When you step into the Louis Brier Gift Shop you will be greeted by a friendly volunteer. You will find an outstanding selection of items for a one stop shopping experience. The shop offers beautiful shawls, handbags and jewelry, an elegant selection of Judaica gift items including Shabbat candlesticks, challah covers, and kiddush cups, and a wide variety of toiletries and treats designed to make everyday living easier for residents. Goldie Kassen has managed the shop since 2008, setting the tone for a warm and welcoming environment. Residents looking for company always know that there will be someone to talk to, and staff and family members looking for a special gift; greeting card, or treat for their loved ones will find it at the gift shop.
All proceeds from the gift shop sales are generously donated to the Louis Brier to purchase much needed equipment for the residents’ comfort and safety.
We are currently recruiting volunteers to assist in the gift shop. The shop is open weekday and Sunday afternoons from 12-4. If you enjoy working in sales, have a flair for fashion, like meeting and schmoozing with people, and have a free afternoon a week; we would like to hear from you!
For more information, please contact:
Jessica Bruce, Volunteer Coordinator
Tel (604) 267-4736
Your feedback is very important to us! Please complete the following Gift Shop Survey to help us improve your one-stop shopping opportunity at the Snider Campus. We would love to hear from you!