December 3, 2019

Pediatric Kindergarten Tour Facilitator – Red Deer

In this position, you will be welcomed and lead various local Kindergarten classes through an educational program developed by the Pediatric Unit to help young children learn more about Hospitals and Pediatric medicine. The purpose of the program is to help dispel myths that children might have about Hospitals and lessen their anxiety about coming to Hospitals. Each 1 ½ hour tour session consists of an educational video about Pediatric medicine, several hands-on activities that the students participate in and a physical tour of our Hospital’s Pediatric Unit. At least two (possibly three) trained Tour Facilitators to lead each tour session, along with several adult helpers (including the teacher and EAs) who are delegated by the Tour Facilitators to help supervise the centre activities and help with the tour of the unit.

The ideal candidate has experience and passion for working with school-age children, is comfortable presenting in front of a group of students/parents, is comfortable in a health care setting, is able to work with limited supervision, and demonstrates patience and understanding when interacting with others. Healthcare or medical background is an asset but not required. Must be available to volunteer once a week from February – May 2020 on Mondays OR Tuesdays from  9:00 – 11:30 am or 12:30 – 3:00 pm.

If you have any questions, please contact Darci Shave at 403-343-4715 ext. 3 or to further discuss. If interested, please submit a Volunteer Application as per the below instructions:

Please go to this link to get to the Volunteer Resources section on the AHS external website. Click on the faqs on the right sidebar. If you feel you can meet the requirements/commitment to volunteer with Alberta Health Services, go back to the Volunteer Resources section of the AHS external website and click on Central Zone. Scroll down this page to the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre information and click on Apply online link. Click on the “Fill in an application” under the I would like to volunteer bar. Follow the instructions under the “I am new to” to complete and submit a volunteer application online. Under the “We are currently recruiting for these programs…” section in the application, check Pediatrics.

If your application is received successfully, you will receive an automatic email back indicating that your application is in our waitlist. You will be contacted once your application is received to discuss further.