The Calder Centre Adult Program is a 32-bed inpatient treatment program that provides a safe, supportive environment to assist chemically dependant individuals through the stabilization process of recovery.
The Calder Centre Youth Program is a 12-bed inpatient treatment program that provides stabilization services to adolescents with chemical dependency issues while engaging their families in the treatment and recovery process.
Both programs are based on a 4 week stay, but offer flexibility to abbreviate or extend the length of stay depending on the individual’s needs.
Calder Centre’s philosophy is that volunteers, properly selected, orientated, trained, assigned and supervised can:
- Provide client care
- Supplement the role of paid staff
- Stimulate client’s interest in creative and community activities as well as intellectual and recreational pursuits in order to help them develop non-chemical leisure interests.
All volunteers are asked to make a minimum commitment of forty hours of service. Orientation is required of all volunteers prior to their placement. Volunteers undergo a trial period of one month in order to ensure both the volunteer and Calder Centre are satisfied with the placement.
Continuing education opportunities are available for volunteers’ personal development.
Steps to Volunteer
To apply to volunteer with the Saskatoon Health Region please follow the steps outlined in the "I want to volunteer - what do I do next?" FAQ.
Available volunteer opportunities vary depending on current client needs and vacant volunteer positions. Call the preferred site listed on the application form for a list of current volunteer opportunities.
Please contact Saskatoon City Hospital Volunteer Workforce.