Friendly Visiting Volunteer
(Acclaim Health, Community Support Services)
|Comments||It's easy to help a Senior remain independent and happy in their own home. Make a new friend by providing your support during a weekly visit. Your time can be spent in the clients home or if you are comfortable, by taking them in your car for a drive, for a coffee, walk by the lake, shopping, a museum visit, live music or any other activity of interest.|
|Contact||Hayley: (Oakville) Serena: (North Halton & Burlington), Program Coordinator, Acclaim Health; Phone: 905 827-8800 ext 2315 * 905 827-8800 ext 2318; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Duties||Provide social support for lonely, isolated or frail seniors and adults with limited mobility. |
On a weekly or bi-weekly you can visit one of our wonderful clients' in their home. During your visit you can chat over coffee, play a game of cards, visit the library or museum, run some errands together - like grocery shopping...these are just a few ideas.
You'll be helping keep seniors and psychically challenged adults active, independent and happy.
|More Info Link||acclaimhealth.ca/menu-services/volunteer-visiting/friendly-visiting/|
|Benefits||Free Orientation |
Ongoing support from your Program Coordinator
Volunteer Appreciation and Recognition Program
Special Volunteer Events
|Clients||Seniors and physically challenged adults in Halton. |
Our Program Coordinator will match you with the right client based on your needs and theirs. We have someone just waiting to meet you!
|Ages||18 year(s) and up|
|Suitable for OSSD||No|
|Suitable For||Adults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; Persons with a hearing impairment ; Persons with a physical disability|
|Areas of Interest||Community Outreach ; Friend / Penpal ; Games ; Health Care ; Personal Support ; Senior's Activity Support ; Social Interaction|
|Skills/Experience||Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Counseling & Support - Support only - no counselling ; Creativity ; Customer Service ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Elder Care ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Relate easily to others. Warm and caring. Dependable and trustworthy. Respect for the feelings and privacy of others. Ability to lay aside your own concerns when listening to someone else. Act responsibly in an emergency. |
Visiting is in volunteers' own community.
|Commitment Length||Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Long Term ; We ask for a minimum 6 month commitment, upon completion of your orientation. |
Visits take place once a week for about 1 hour in the client's home or a few hours if going out in the community. Depending on the client's ability, volunteers may also take the client out for a walk or drive.
|Interaction Level||One-on-one ; One on one with client. Ongoing communication with Program Coordinator.|
|Minimum Hours||1 / Week|
|Dates and Times||Monday: Morning, Afternoon |
Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon
Friday: Morning, Afternoon
Saturday: Morning, Afternoon
Sunday: Morning, Afternoon
We'll work with you and your schedule to ensure you have the best volunteer experience possible!
|Seasons||Year Round ; If volunteer is comfortable, they are welcome to take a client out into the community to group activities or for other forms of interaction.|
|Accessibility||Unknown ; Depends on accessibility of the client's home. Retirement homes will be accessible.|
|Location||In the client's house, apartment or retirement residence (Oakville, Burlington & North Halton)|
|Number of Positions||Acton: 3 individual(s) ; Burlington: 30 individual(s) ; Georgetown: 5 individual(s) ; Milton: 10 individual(s) ; Oakville: 25 individual(s) |
73 individual(s) needed in total.
Volunteers needed in all cities/towns.
|Training||Orientation ; Training is provided ; Cost-free orientation training provided.|
|Transportation||Near public transit ; Car preferred but willingness to use public transportation is an option. |
You will not be obligated to transport a client in your car - but can choose to do so if you are comfortable.
|Cost||Police check cost not covered but you can keep the original report.|
|Additional Requirements||Second language is always an asset.|
|Start Date||On or after 19 Jan 2018|
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|Organization Name||Acclaim Health, Community Support Services|
|Toll Free Phone||1-800-387-7127|
|Address & Map|
2370 Speers Rd
Oakville, ON L6L 5M2