Visiting Volunteer - Various Languages greatly in need!

(Acclaim Health, Community Support Services)

Position ID: V-HVC0103 Last Full Update: 19 Aug 2019
Opportunity Details
CommentsIt's easy to help a Senior 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 clients 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: Hungarian / Arabic / Urdu / Hindi / Punjabi / Persian / Italian / French
ContactFrancine Savelson, Program Coordinator, Acclaim Health; Phone: 905 827-8800 ext 2329; Email: fsavelson@acclaimhealth.ca
DutiesProvide social support for lonely, isolated or frail seniors and adults with limited mobility and (for this listing) little to no English language skills. 
 
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 Linkwww.acclaimhealth.ca
BenefitsFree Orientation 
Ongoing support from your Program Coordinator 
Volunteer Appreciation and Recognition Program 
Special Volunteer Events and Training
ClientsSeniors and physically challenged adults in Halton. 
Our Program Coordinator will match you with the right client based on your needs and theirs. We have someone just waiting to meet you!
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; Persons with a physical disability ; Newcomers / English as a second language
Areas of InterestCommunity Outreach ; Friend / Penpal ; Games ; Health Care ; Personal Support ; Senior's Activity Support ; Social Interaction ; Translation / Languages / Interpretation
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Counseling & Support - Support only - no counselling ; Creativity ; Customer Service ; 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.
Commitment LengthMedium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; 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 LevelOne-on-one ; One on one with client. Ongoing communication with Program Coordinator.
Minimum Hours1 / Week
Dates and TimesMonday: Morning, Afternoon 
Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon 
Friday: Morning, Afternoon 
Saturday: Morning, Afternoon 
Sunday: Morning, Afternoon 
 
We'll work with you and your schedule to ensure you have the best volunteer experience possible!
SeasonsYear 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 Coordinator..
AccessibilityUnknown ; Depends on accessibility of the client's home. Retirement homes will be accessible.
LocationIn the client's house, apartment or retirement residence (Oakville, Burlington & North Halton)
Number of PositionsActon ; Burlington ; Georgetown ; Milton ; Oakville 
 
10 individual(s) needed in total. 
 
Volunteers needed in all cities/towns.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Cost-free orientation training provided.
TransportationNear 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.
CostVulnerable Sector Police Clearance cost not covered but you can keep the original report.
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsSecond language
Start DateOn or after 26 Aug 2019 and on or before 01 Feb 2020
Agency Details
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Organization NameAcclaim Health, Community Support Services
Office Phone905-827-8800
Toll Free Phone1-800-387-7127
Fax905-827-3390
E-Mailgeneralinquiries@acclaimhealth.ca
Websitewww.acclaimhealth.ca
Address & Map
2370 Speers Rd
Oakville, ON L6L 5M2