Friendly Visiting Ambassadors (Volunteers)

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

Position ID: V-HVC0471
Last Full Update: 26 May 2023

Opportunity Details: Friendly Visiting Ambassadors (Volunteers)


Re-Imagine Ontario is a registered charity whose mission is to improve the health, education, and employment of vulnerable youth and seniors by fostering strong community support networks. We are looking for Friendly Visiting Ambassadors (Volunteers) to provide one on one support to socially isolated seniors located in Halton-Peel. This includes friendly Phone calls, Zoom chats, or Home Visits (if assessed as safe), where the FV volunteer acts as friend to an isolated senior.

Contact D. Talbot, Human Resources Manager, Re-Imagine Ontario; Phone: 289-856-8464; Email:

Job Description:

·         Meet with your senior match virtually or in their home, at least 1 one-hour visit on a weekly basis.

·         Engage in friendly conversation and leisure activities (e.g., playing board games or sharing a hobby) & provide support through friendship

·         Offer social companionship and even take walks/outings in the community, depending on  the interest and ability of your senior match

·         Follow Re-Imagine Ontario’s policies and to the rights of the service-recipients and follow program specific guidelines

·         Record and submit monthly hours/activities and report any incidences, accidents or concerns to the Program Director

·         Participate in meetings and community events if scheduled

·         Act as an ambassador for Re-Imagine Ontario


·         Sensitivity to the needs and challenges faced by older adults living in the community.

·         Patience, compassion. with a desire to help older adults living isolated, some on a low income

·         Ability to work with people in a professional, empathetic manner

·         Effective verbal and listening communication skills.

·         Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to connect with people from diverse backgrounds and build strong working relationships

·         Proficient computer/digital skills including but not limited to Zoom. Word and Excel are assets.

·         A team player who enjoys working in cross-functional teams with a willingness to learn

·         Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with diverse communities and stakeholders

·         Other languages spoken, an asset.

Other Requirements:

·         18 years or older, however, 55 years or older is our most in demand age group. If you’re in this group, we want to hear from you

·         Ability to maintain confidential and sensitive information.

·         You will be required to do a Vulnerable Sector Check-(VSC) check and reference check for this role.


Time Commitment:

·         At least 1 one hour Zoom or Phone or In-home visits to the client assigned per week

·         Length of volunteering engagement: six -twelve months


How to Apply:

Re-Imagine Ontario strives to build an inclusive workforce that reflects the rich diversity of the communities in which we live and serve.  All qualified applicants may apply. We strongly encourage applications from persons with lived experience in the communities we serve within Halton-Peel, including Black and Indigenous people, youth and seniors.

Please send your resume to if you are interested or want to learn more, noting “Friendly Visiting Ambassador” in the subject line.

More Info Link
Benefits Friendship Connections and Community Service
Clients Older Adults 55+
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 / Neighbourhood Volunteering ; Friend / Penpal
Skills/Experience Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Creativity ; Customer Service ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Elder Care ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Planning & Organizing ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work
Commitment Length Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Long Term
Interaction Level One-on-one ; Virtual Volunteering
Minimum Hours 1 / Week
Seasons Year Round
Accessibility Not Applicable
Location Virtual; In-Home
Number of Positions Burlington ; Georgetown ; Milton ; Oakville 
6 individual(s) needed in total.
Training Orientation ; Training is provided ; Training on the job ; Training on-going
Police Check Required

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

Office Phone 289-856-8464
Address & Map
2020 Winston Park Dr, Suite 200
Oakville, ON L6H 6X7
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