Volunteer Friendly Visiting Ambassador

(Re-Imagine Ontario, Oakville, Community Support Services for Vulnerable Youth and Seniors)

Position ID: V-HVC0196
Last Full Update: 16 Aug 2022

Opportunity Details: Volunteer Friendly Visiting Ambassador


WEST OF 55 FRIENDS - provides one on one support to socially isolated and lonely seniors located in Halton, or Peel, or Toronto communities. Support includes friendly Phone calls, Zoom chats, or home visits (on hold at the moment), where the FV volunteer acts as friend to an isolated senior.

Contact Doris Talbot, Re-Imagine Ontario; Phone: 289-813-0812; Email: hr@reimagineontario.ca

The Volunteer Friendly Visiting Ambassador duties include making contact with an isolated senior for at least 1 hour weekly. This includes contact by phone, Zoom or in-person and include conversations and social activities, and may assist with basic support as companionship to seniors. The goal of FV is to make contact remotely and in-person to encourage seniors to stay active, healthy, and socially engaged within their local communities. See detailed duties in the link below.

More Info Link https://www.linkedin.com/company/re-imagineontario/jobs/
Benefits -Opportunity to have a positive impact on socially isolated seniors 
-Gain experience in a non for profit environment and Canadian work experience if you are a new immigrant 
-If you are retired, the 'role' provides seniors with an opportunity to network and talk with other like-minded individuals/seniors  
-Receive a Letter of Recommendation upon request  
-Volunteer Appreciation events 
-Cost of Police Record Check reimbursed volunteer if clear 
-References and community networking opportunities
Clients Ages 55 years and older
Ages 18 year(s) - 80 year(s)
Suitable For Adults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Newcomers / English as a second language
Areas of Interest Friend / Penpal ; Senior's Activity Support ; Volunteer from Home / Virtual
Skills/Experience Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Creativity ; Customer Service ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; General Computer Skills ; Leadership ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Training provided before start of duties.
Commitment Length Medium Term (4 months to 1 year)
Interaction Level One-on-one ; Virtual Volunteering
Minimum Hours 1 / Week
Seasons Year Round
Accessibility Not Applicable
Location Mainly Virtual. (If required & volunteer is willing. In-person visits assessed on a case basis)
Number of Positions Acton ; Burlington ; Georgetown ; Milton ; Oakville 
10 individual(s) needed in total.
Training Orientation ; Training is provided ; Scheduled training ; Training on-going
Transportation Near public transit
Cost Nil
Police Check Required
Additional Requirements A Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC) is the general requirement. This is reimbursable if clear.
Start Date On or after 15 Jun 2022
End Date 15 Jun 2023

Agency Details: Re-Imagine Ontario, Oakville, Community Support Services for Vulnerable Youth and Seniors

Office Phone 289-856-8464
E-Mail info@reimagineontario.ca
Website www.reimagineontario.ca
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2020 Winston Park Dr, Suite 200
Oakville, ON L6H 6X7
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