Visiting Volunteer - Urdu or Italian Speaking Male
(Acclaim Health, Community Support Services)
|Comments||It's easy to help a Senior remain independent and content 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||Francine Savelson, Program Coordinator, Acclaim Health; Phone: 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 and (for this listing) little to no English language skills. |
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 ; Newcomers / English as a second language|
|Areas of Interest||Community Outreach ; Friend / Penpal ; Games ; Health Care ; Personal Support ; Senior's Activity Support ; Social Interaction ; Translation / Languages / Interpretation|
|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 ; Sports & Coaching - watch a game together ; Male volunteers who speak Urdu or Italian are especially needed at this time. |
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 ; Small Group ; 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 ; Burlington ; Georgetown ; Milton ; Oakville |
10 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 ; Driver License required ; 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. Currently, Italian speaking male or Urdu speaking gentleman required.|
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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