Visiting Volunteer - Various Languages most in need!
(Acclaim Health, Community Support Services)
Opportunity Details: Visiting Volunteer - Various Languages most in need!
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.
|Contact||Tanya Peche-Hopley, Volunteer Engagement Coordinator, Acclaim Health; Phone: 905-827-8800 ext 2329; Email: email@example.com|
Provide social support for lonely, isolated or frail seniors and adults with limited mobility and speak another language.
|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.
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.|
|Additional Requirements||Interview, two reliable references, Vulnerable Sector Screening, proof of COVID-19 vaccination|