Visiting Volunteer - Various Languages most in need!
(Acclaim Health, Community Support Services)
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|
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|Organization Name||Acclaim Health, Community Support Services|
|Toll Free Phone||1-800-387-7127|
|Address & Map|
2370 Speers Rd
Oakville, ON L6L 5M2
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