Visiting Volunteer - Various Languages most in need!

(Acclaim Health, Community Support Services)

Position ID: V-HVC0103
Last Full Update: 14 Aug 2022

Opportunity Details: Visiting Volunteer - Various Languages most in need!

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It's easy to help an older adult 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 client's 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. 
Specific languages currently needed: Arabic / Urdu / Hindi / Punjabi / Korean / Italian / Persian / Spanish

Contact Tanya Peche-Hopley, Volunteer Engagement Coordinator, Acclaim Health; Phone: 905-827-8800 ext 2329; Email: tpeche-hopley@acclaimhealth.ca
Duties

Provide social support for lonely, isolated or frail seniors and adults with limited mobility and speak another language. 
 
Weekly 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 www.acclaimhealth.ca
Benefits Orientation and training 
Ongoing support from your Care Manager 
Volunteer Appreciation and Recognition Program 
Special Volunteer Events and Training
Clients Seniors and physically challenged adults in Halton. 
Our Care Manager 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 Highschool Credit Hours No
Suitable For Adults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; 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 ; Creativity ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Elder Care ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Sports & Coaching - watch a game together ; Volunteers speaking the following languages are in greatest need : Hungarian / Arabic / Urdu / Hindi / Punjabi / Persian / Italian / French 
Visiting is in volunteers' own community. 
 
COVID-19 Precautions: 
Current safety precautions are being followed carefully, Acclaim Health follow all current and up to date government regulations. 
Two vaccines are currently required.
Commitment Length Long Term ; We ask for a minimum 1 year 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 ; One on one with client. Ongoing communication with Care Manager
Minimum Hours 1 / Week
Dates and Times 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, as discussed with Care Manager
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 throughout the Halton Region.
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 Vulnerable Sector Police Clearance cost not covered but you can keep the original report.
Police Check Required
Additional Requirements Interview, two reliable references, Vulnerable Sector Screening, proof of COVID-19 vaccination

Agency Details: Acclaim Health, Community Support Services

Office Phone 905-827-8800
Toll Free Phone 1-800-387-7127
Fax 905-827-3390
E-Mail generalinquiries@acclaimhealth.ca
Website www.acclaimhealth.ca
Address & Map
2370 Speers Rd
Oakville, ON L6L 5M2
 
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