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Art Ceramics Leader
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Location:
Roslindale, MA 
Facility:
Roslindale
Dedham (NewBridge)

Description:
Assists patients with art and ceramics projects; teach patients to use ceramics equipment
Bingo caller
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Location:
NewBridge
Roslindale
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Facility:
Roslindale
Dedham (NewBridge)

Description:
Run a weekly Bingo game on a unit. You must be knowledgeable about rules and able to help patients who get confused.
Caring Touch Volunteer
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Location:
Roslindale
Roslindale, MA  02131
Facility:
Roslindale

Description:
Enjoy one-on-one interactions as you help patients to relax by giving mini hand rubs. You offer the benefits of healing touch, such as deep relaxation, reduced anxiety and stress, a release of muscle tension and pain, and a greater sense of emotional and spiritual well-being. Requirements: Training is required and will be provided. Two hour shifts are requested.
Foreign Language Volunteer
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Location:
Roslindale, MA 
Facility:
Roslindale

Description:
Interact one-on-one in Russian with our patients who do not speak English. These individuals are often without company except for family members because of the language barrier, and they are eager for company.  You must be fluent enough in Russian to converse with patients.
Friendly Visitor
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Location:
NewBridge
Roslindale
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Facility:
Roslindale
Dedham (NewBridge)

Description:
Provide company and assistance to bedridden or wheelchair-bound patients on a one-to-one basis; play games, assist with tasks, or transport patients outside during warm weather. Establish an ongoing relationship with a patient that is meaningful for both of you.
Game Room Leader
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Location:
NewBridge
Roslindale
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Facility:
Dedham (NewBridge)

Description:
Is responsible for setting up and monitoring board and card games or other games for patients; will monitor safety of patients and facilitate activities.  This is an ideal opportunity for teens either alone or with a friend.
Gift Shop Volunteer
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Location:
Roslindale, MA 
Facility:
Roslindale

Description:
Work a three hour shift in the HRC Gift Shop: stock merchandise, help customers, run cash register, check inventory- meet interesting people in a fun atmosphere!
Household Companion
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Location:
MA 
Facility:
Dedham (NewBridge)

Description:
Provides support and service to one household  - brings newspapers, transports, takes patients off floor
Knitting or Crochet Club Leader
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Location:
NewBridge
Roslindale
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Facility:
Roslindale

Description:
Meets with a group of patients on a weekly basis to help them  to make shawls, afghans, and other items for charity or sale. Supplies can be provided, but you must be able to knit and crochet well enough to help others.
Life Enhancement Assistant
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Location:
NewBridge
Roslindale
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Facility:
Roslindale
Dedham (NewBridge)

Description:
Assist Life Enhancement coordinators in running activities (i.e. Bingo, word games, discussion groups, etc.) for patients; if comfortable, run an activity for patients by yourself.
Meal Mates Helper
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Location:
NewBridge
Roslindale
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Facility:
Roslindale
Dedham (NewBridge)

Description:
After training, you will assist designated patients at mealtimes; these are people who have lost the ability to feed themselves. You can provide encouragement and nourishment by giving verbal cues to eat, physically guiding patients to feed themselves, and spoon-feeding those individuals who are dependent upon caregivers. Requirements: There is a one hour training session carried out by a speech and language pathologist and then on-the-job training with a nursing assistant.
Movie Matinee
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Location:
MA 
Facility:
Dedham (NewBridge)

Description:

Is responsible for setting up and monitoring a weekly movie for patients; watches for safety of patients during movie; assist with transport.

Pet Therapy Volunteer
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Location:
NewBridge
Roslindale
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Facility:
Roslindale
Dedham (NewBridge)

Description:
Visit patients with your trained do. Your dog must be friendly and have certification as a therapy dog. Hours and times are very flexible. Requirements: Proof of dog training and vaccinations.
Poker Dealer
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Location:
Roslindale, MA 
Facility:

Description:
Run a weekly poker game for 4-8 patients from various floors. You must be knowledgeable about rules and able to help patients who get confused.
RUBEX Exercise Program Volunteer
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Location:
NewBridge
Roslindale
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Facility:
Roslindale
Dedham (NewBridge)

Description:
Assist patients by performing a variety of tasks related to the Rubenstein Unit-Based Exercise Program (RUBEX), which uses chairs, leg weights, dumbells and resistance bands for restorative exercises among small groups. Volunteers will help, under the supervision of of staff to perform any of the following: setting up equipment, transporting participants, leading the exercises, coaching patients, charting progress, and socializing with participants to encourage them. It is a great way to get exercise and help our patients to stay fit. Requirements: Orientation by the Director of Volunteer Services and specific, on the job training by RUBEX director that includes an introduction and "hands on" training sessions.
Wheelchair Transporter
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Location:
NewBridge
Roslindale
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Facility:
Roslindale
Dedham (NewBridge)

Description:
Escort wheelchair-bound patients to and from recreational activities or appointments throughout the facility. Requirements: Ability to walk throughout the building. Training will be provided for proper wheelchair transportation safety techniques and a guided tour will be given.
Wheelchair Transport Supervisor
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Location:
NewBridge
Roslindale
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Facility:
Roslindale

Description:
Supervise Saturday morning volunteers from 9:00am until noon during the Shabbat services at the facility by training, assigning, and overseeing the transporters. The supervisor would have to be on-site Saturday mornings from 9:00am until noon.
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