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Honouring the spirit of volunteerism

Honouring the spirit of volunteerism

Deer Lodge Centre has honoured Linda Baziuk with the 2018 Wayne Elliott Volunteer Service Award. The award is presented to an individual who has embodied the spirit of volunteerism and has made a meaningful contribution through their volunteer activity at Deer Lodge Centre.

Linda has been volunteering at Deer Lodge for just over three years. During that time, she’s generously put in 1,660 hours of her time to helping out at Deer Lodge Centre and Foundation events.

“She has a very positive attitude and brightens the days of our residents, staff and visitors with her smile,” says Deer Lodge volunteer coordinator Joy Tanchuk. “Linda is very well-deserving of this recognition and we are very grateful to have her as a part of our volunteer team.”

Volunteer positions available

Are you looking for a way to make friends, keep busy and give back to your community? Become a Deer Lodge volunteer! Summer and fall are our seasons of greatest need for volunteers to help Deer Lodge Centre make lives better for our patients and residents. We accept volunteers starting at the age of 13, and provide training for each position. We ask for a minimal commitment of one shift per week for the first three months, unless otherwise stated. We also have some special volunteer positions available for anyone interested in a greater commitment:

Volunteer Ambassador

We’re looking for an outgoing and independent personality to provide a warm welcome to Deer Lodge residents, staff and visitors at our main entrances. You’ll offer information and directions, and may also physically escort residents and visitors to various locations.
8 am–12 pm, 12 pm–4 pm, and 4 pm–8 pm shifts available, Monday to Sunday

Chad’s Place bartender and server positions

Must have a server’s certificate for both positions
1:30-4:30 once per week, one-year commitment

Chad’s Place coffee program

Serve coffee and tea, deliver newspapers to some units
8:30-11:15 shift available

Dancing Bear Gift Shop attendant

Cash register, light cleaning, dusting, rearranging/organizing shelves, pricing, shelving items
9:45–1:15 or 12:45–4:30 shifts available, six-month commitment

For details, or to apply for a position, please contact Joy Tanchuk, Volunteer Supervisor, Deer Lodge Centre, at 204.831.2912 or

To volunteer for Deer Lodge Centre Foundation, call 204.272.8911.

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