Volunteer Friendly Visiting Ambassador

(Community Development Halton, Volunteer Halton)

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

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.

ContactDoris 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 Linkhttps://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
ClientsAges 55 years and older
Ages18 year(s) - 80 year(s)
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Newcomers / English as a second language
Areas of InterestFriend / Penpal ; Senior's Activity Support ; Volunteer from Home / Virtual
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & 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 LengthMedium Term (4 months to 1 year)
Interaction LevelOne-on-one ; Virtual Volunteering
Minimum Hours1 / Week
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityNot Applicable
LocationMainly Virtual. (If required & volunteer is willing. In-person visits assessed on a case basis)
Number of PositionsActon ; Burlington ; Georgetown ; Milton ; Oakville 
10 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Scheduled training ; Training on-going
TransportationNear public transit
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsA Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC) is the general requirement. This is reimbursable if clear.
Start DateOn or after 15 Jun 2022
End Date15 Jun 2023
Agency Details
Organization NameCommunity Development Halton, Volunteer Halton
Office Phone905-632-1975
Toll Free Phone1-855-395-8807
Address & Map
3350 South Service Rd
Burlington, ON L7N 3M6