Overview of Health TAPESTRY Volunteers

Health TAPESTRY volunteers help extend the reach of our interprofessional health care teams. By visiting the homes of our clients, volunteers can help those teams connect better with at-risk populations. Volunteers may do this by bringing information about clients to the interprofessional team and by helping those teams be more responsive to the needs of their clients. Volunteers also play an important role in supporting clients to meet their goals and assist them with staying healthy longer.

Health TAPESTRY views volunteers as a very important part of a client’s circle of care. They are considered “health connectors,” who help connect clients, the health care system and the community. Health TAPESTRY volunteers are:

  • given the opportunity to engage clients according to their abilities, skills and talents;
  • trained and supported;
  • asked for their feedback to help improve the Health TAPESTRY program;
  • involved in a program that improves primary health care locally and across Canada.

Become a Volunteer.

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Health TAPESTRY volunteers are involved in a wide range of activities. No matter what they are doing, our volunteers are working to help people stay healthier for longer by gathering information about clients’ life and health goals.

Some roles and responsibilities of Health TAPESTRY volunteers include:

  • visiting clients where they live, along with a fellow volunteer
  • gathering information using a tablet and Health TAPESTRY technology, like the TAP-App
  • helping clients set-up a personal health record (PHR) with the online kindredPHR
  • helping motivate clients to reach their health goals
  • connecting clients to community resources