Our volunteers are often youth whose parents want a bit more background information about what their children will be doing at St.Amant.
The following information is designed to help parents gain a better understanding of our Volunteer Services department.
St.Amant is a residential and resource facility that provides excellence in care, education and services for children and adults with developmental disabilities. Volunteers work under staff supervision to enrich the lives of our clients by helping them participate in activities and socialize.
St.Amant clients have significant developmental disabilities and volunteers have many challenges. To successfully meet these challenges, volunteers must take direction well, have patience, be able to handle great responsibility, be very mature, be able to get along well with others, be reliable and commit to the 40-hour volunteer requirement over a four month period.
Volunteers must also:
- Be prepared to actively participate both in attitude and dress (e.g. bringing bathing suit for pool activities, outdoor dress for outings and proper footwear).
- Carefully follow the directions of supervisors.
- Show initiative in how you interact with clients, many of whom are non-verbal.
- Arrive punctually.
- Notify Volunteer Services & direct supervisors of absences in advance.
- Follow health and safety procedures.
- Participate actively in the training session.
If your young person is interested in pursuing this opportunity, please complete the application form.
Volunteers aged 15 and under must have their parent/guardian attend the initial interview with the potential volunteer and provide a signature on the permission form.