Friendly Visitor

(Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Hamilton-Halton Chapter)

Position ID: V-HVC0069 Last Full Update: 24 Sep 2018
Opportunity Details
CommentsVolunteers wanted on an on-going basis.
ContactKelley Comely, Programs & Services Coordinator, MS Society of Canada, Hamilton-Halton Chapter; Phone: 905-527-7874 ext 3503 * 1-800-268-7582 ext 3503; Email: kelley.comely@mssociety.ca
DutiesThe Friendly Visitor volunteer will go into a Long Term Care home to socialize and engage with individuals living with MS.
BenefitsMany individuals living with MS in LTC homes are younger than the average population. You will help these individuals decrease feelings of isolation and help improve their quality of life.
Clientsage ranges from mid 30's to seniors
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Suitable ForAdults (18+)
Areas of InterestFriend / Penpal ; Games ; Reading / Literacy ; Senior's Activity Support ; Social Interaction ; Special Needs / Differently Abled
Skills/ExperienceConfidentiality ; Creativity ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Elder Care ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor
Commitment LengthMedium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Long Term ; 1-year commitment 
Weekly or Bi-weekly meetings
Interaction LevelOne-on-one - you will be matched with 1 specific person ; Program is in Hamilton & Halton - will try to match within your community
Minimum Hours2 / Month
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityFully Accessible
LocationThe visits will be taking place in the Long-Term Care Home that your match resides in.
Number of PositionsActon ; Ancaster ; Burlington ; Dundas ; Flamborough ; Georgetown ; Glanbrook ; Hamilton ; Milton ; Oakville ; Stoney Creek ; Waterdown 
 
10 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided - online modules ; Training on-going
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsVulnerable Reference Check will be required- once acquired you will be reimbursed the cost. 
Completion of Interview and on-line training modules.
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Organization NameMultiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Hamilton-Halton Chapter