Friendly Visitor - Oakville, Milton, Burlington

(Links2Care, Oakville, Care at Home for Seniors and Adults with Disabilities)

Position ID: V-HVC0099
Last Full Update: 13 Nov 2023

Opportunity Details: Friendly Visitor - Oakville, Milton, Burlington


Friendly Visitors work on a one-to-one basis in the homes of seniors and individuals with disabilities. 
The volunteer provides the client with companionship to help reduce their loneliness and isolation. The 
Friendly Visitor will enhance the client’s quality of life, while becoming friends and enjoying the company 
of someone who can share their life experiences. 

Contact Skylar Micallef, Volunteer and Friendly Visiting Coordinator, Links2Care; Phone: 905-873-6502 ext 165; Email:
  • Interact professionally in accordance with Links2Care Code of Conduct and Human Rights Act.
    • Maintain complete confidentiality of client information in accordance with Links2Care 
    confidentiality/privacy policy.
    • Maintain a safe and healthy work environment.
    • Visit or call client on a consistent, weekly basis.
    • Engage in friendly conversation and leisure activities that both parties enjoy, such as playing 
    cards or sharing a hobby as per client interests, in order to develop a respectful, friendly, caring 
    • Maintain contact with the Coordinator, informing them of any concerns and receiving 
    instructions to meet client and Links2Care goals.
    • Maintain communication with the client in the event of any schedule changes.
    • Complete and submit a monthly volunteer time record.
    • Maintain calmness in emergencies, with an ability to assist in a crisis.
    • Participate in annual volunteer survey.
    • Perform other duties as assigned. 

    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.
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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 ; Workplaces / Corporate Groups
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: 20 individual(s) ; Milton: 20 individual(s) ; Oakville: 20 individual(s) 
60 individual(s) needed in total.
Training Orientation ; Training is provided ; 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, Care at Home for Seniors and Adults with Disabilities

Office Phone 905-844-0252
Toll Free Phone 1-866-844-0252
Fax 905-844-5656
Address & Map
2030 Bristol Circle, Suite 202
Oakville, ON L6H 0H2
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