Benevole Francophone - Visite Amicale

(AbleLiving Services, Burlington - Palmer Place)

Position ID: V-HVC0324
Last Full Update: 20 Oct 2022

Opportunity Details: Benevole Francophone - Visite Amicale

Contact Volunteer Services, Able Living Services; Phone: 289-309-8477; Email:


J'espère engager certains de vos élèves ou de votre personnel en tant que bénévoles pour soutenir un membre isolé de notre communauté de Hamilton. (1 à 2 heures par semaine)

  • Je m'excuse, je ne parle pas couramment le français - les réponses en anglais sont grandement appréciées si possible.

Merci d'avance pour toute aide .

 ** We are seeking a Francophone or bilingual french speaker who is interested in helping an isolated senior in our community. The gentleman does not have family that lives in the area and speaks extremely limited English. Friendly visits are aimed at decreasing his social isolation and helping him engage in the community. Training will be provided, and ongoing staff support will be available. Flexible schedule to suit your needs, 30min 2x/week, or 1hr 1x/week. In person visits are preferable and will take place in a public area in the client's apartment or a mutually agreed upon location in his area of Locke & York Blvd, Hamilton.

Benefits Support an isolated senior; practice French; engaging seniors; reference letter available after 40hrs of service;
Clients French speaking senior, socially isolated male
Ages 16 year(s) and up
Suitable For Adults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Youth (12-18) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students ; Persons with a physical disability ; Persons with a visual impairment ; Newcomers / English as a second language ; Couples ; Families
Areas of Interest Community / Neighbourhood Volunteering ; Translation / Languages / Interpretation
Skills/Experience Communication & Interpersonal Skills - must be fluent in French, able and interested in speaking with a senior ; Confidentiality ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Translation & Languages - French speaking mandatory
Commitment Length Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Long Term ; minimum commitment of 40hrs is requested
Interaction Level One-on-one ; Small Group
Minimum Hours 1 / Week
Seasons Year Round
Accessibility Fully Accessible ; Designated parking at entrance ; Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance ; Easy access to elevator ; Please reach out to us if there is a concern regarding accessibility. We will do our best to accommodate and be flexible to make it a positive experience
Location Apartment Bldg, Locke & York Blvd area
Number of Positions Hamilton: 2 individual(s) 
2 individual(s) needed in total.
Training Orientation ; Training is provided ; Training on the job ; Staff support will be provided on-going and as needed
Transportation Near public transit
Police Check Required
Additional Requirements 1 stage TB test, and proof of at least 2 Covid vaccinations, 2 references

Agency Details: AbleLiving Services, Burlington - Palmer Place

Office Phone 905-335-3166
Fax 905-335-3381
Address & Map
Palmer Place
3097 Palmer Dr
Burlington, ON L7M 4G8
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Mailing Address c/o AbleLiving Services Inc 
William Osler Building 
565 Sanatorium Rd 
Hamilton, ON L9C 7N4