What times is the
student available to work?
Students can arrange to work after school hours (about 3:30 - 4 p.m.)
or on weekends. The two of you can work out the best time in your
initial telephone chat.
My husband is in a
wheelchair, and needs someone to help him into bed. Can a student help?
Students are not trained to provide any type of personal care services.
We do not allow the workers to do any kind of "hands-on"
assistance....they are there to help with home maintenance tasks only.
My sister-in-law lives
in Etobicoke. Can she use SAINTS?
The SAINTS program covers a large area in the centre of Toronto, but we
can refer you to other programs in different parts of the city which
provide similar services....just call and ask!
I need help with
shopping. Can the student drive me to the store?
Many SAINTS students are too young to have a driving licence. In
addition, there would be concerns about insurance. They will be happy
to shop for you, if you give them a list.
The student who worked
for me wouldn't take any money, as she wanted to use the time as part
of her Volunteer Service Hours. I feel badly, and want to recognize her
efforts. How do I do this?
It's true that if a student is working for Volunteer Hours, they aren't
allowed to accept payment. You would be welcome make a donation to
SAINTS instead of paying the student; and you'll receive a tax receipt
for amounts over $10.00!