Friendly Visitor - Oakville, Milton, Burlington
(Links2Care, Oakville, Community Support Services)
Opportunity Details: Friendly Visitor - Oakville, Milton, Burlington
|Contact||Kuljinder Kaur, Volunteer and Friendly Visiting Coordinator, Links2Care; Phone: 905-873-6502 ext 168; Email: email@example.com|
To provide companionship services to isolated seniors and adults with disabilities by going on outings, walks in the community, playing games, or having conversations in an outdoor setting.
|More Info Link||www.links2care.ca|
|Benefits||Improve your social skills, connect with your community and gain experience with seniors or adults with disabilities. Volunteers feel a sense of accomplishment and reward knowing that they are helping someone in need.|
|Clients||Seniors or adults with disabilities who are living independently in the community.|
|Ages||18 year(s) and up|
|Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours||No|
|Suitable For||Adults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; Newcomers / English as a second language ; Couples|
|Areas of Interest||Community / Neighbourhood Volunteering ; Community Outreach ; Friend / Penpal ; Games ; Health Care ; Mental Health / Addictions ; Personal Support ; Senior's Activity Support ; Social Interaction ; Special Needs / Differently Abled|
|Skills/Experience||Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Translation & Languages ; Patience, reliability, understanding, caring, good communication and listening skills, and the ability to socialize.
Some knowledge of seniors and/or adults with disabilities is helpful.
|Commitment Length||Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Long Term ; At least a six month commitment would be preferred.|
|Interaction Level||One-on-one ; Visiting the same person each week.|
|Minimum Hours||1 / Week|
|Dates and Times||Visits are flexible and are scheduled around volunteer and client schedules but should visit on average one hour a week.|
|Accessibility||Depending on location.|
|Location||Visits are currently socially distanced, outside. Location of clients vary by community.|
|Number of Positions||Burlington: 10 individual(s) ; Milton: 10 individual(s) ; Oakville: 10 individual(s)
30 individual(s) needed in total.
|Training||Orientation ; Training on-going ; Orientation to the program. Other training opportunities are offered as available. Ongoing support from coordinator(s) is provided year round|
|Transportation||Volunteer is responsible to have or find transportation to and from the client's location.|
|Cost||Volunteers are responsible to obtain a Police Background Check with a Vulnerable Sector Screening prior to being matched. Once volunteers begin in the program, half of the cost of the police check is reimbursed.|
|Additional Requirements||1 million dollar liability car insurance is required.|