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Information for Volunteers

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Volunteers play many important roles across the province and give back to their communities. The COVID-19 pandemic presents an extremely serious public health threat to Albertans. It is important that all Albertans who are not at high risk of severe outcomes, and are able to volunteer, consider how they might contribute. Please visit volunteerconnector.org to find volunteer opportunities in your community.

Last Updated: June 18, 2020

This framework is designed to provide guidelines for the relaunch of volunteers to support acute care health services during and following the COVID-19 response. Implementation of this framework is dependent on service needs and may differ depending on the facility and the ability to meet COVID -19 guidelines. These decisions will be made in collaboration with Volunteer Resources and the appropriate Site Leadership reporting structure. Note: This guidance document does not apply to Long Term Care, Designated Supportive Living, and other licensed supportive living, all of which remain subject to CMOH Order 23-2020.       

Key Considerations:

Volunteer programs in acute care facilities can be relaunched in collaboration with site and program needs adhering to following criteria:

Appropriate registered volunteers are as follows:

Recruitment - In the event that Volunteer Resources must recruit new volunteers:

Information for relaunch of Long Term Care, Designated Supportive Living, and other licensed supportive living will occur in a separate document as CMOH orders dictate.