Friendly Visitor - Oakville, Milton, Burlington

(Links2Care, Oakville, Community Support Services)

Position ID: V-HVC0099
Last Full Update: 20 Oct 2022

Opportunity Details: Friendly Visitor - Oakville, Milton, Burlington

Contact Kuljinder Kaur, Volunteer and Friendly Visiting Coordinator, Links2Care; Phone: 905-873-6502 ext 168; Email: kkaur@links2care.ca
Duties

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.  
 
Time Commitment of 1-2 hours per week. 
 
Currently looking for English, Italian, Portuguese, Arabic, Russian, German speaking men and women in Halton. Other languages as needed.

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.
Seasons Year Round
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.
Police Check Required
Additional Requirements 1 million dollar liability car insurance is required.

Agency Details: Links2Care, Oakville, Community Support Services

Office Phone 905-844-0252
Toll Free Phone 1-866-920-6502
Fax 905-844-5656
E-Mail info@links2care.ca
Website www.links2care.ca/program/care-at-home/
Address & Map
2030 Bristol Circle, Suite 202
Oakville, ON L6H 0H2
 
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