Hospice Home Visiting Volunteer - North Halton

(Acclaim Health, Community Support Services)

Position ID: V-HVC0594 Last Full Update: 23 Aug 2017
Opportunity Details
ContactMelinda Brown, Program Coordinator - North Halton, Acclaim Health; Phone: 905 827 8800; Email: mbrown@acclaimhealth.ca
DutiesProvide emotional and social support to adults with a terminal diagnosis.  
Talk about gardening, art, sailing, travel, cars, fashion, war planes, sitting quietly... almost any topic of interest that you would like to share with another person.  
Visits usually take place once a week for about 1-2 hours in the client’s home.  
Depending on the client’s ability, volunteers may also take the client out for a walk or a drive.  
Sometimes the volunteer provides respite time for the caregiver also.
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; Persons with a hearing impairment ; Persons with a physical disability
Areas of InterestHealth Care ; Senior's Activity Support ; Social Interaction ; Special Needs / Differently Abled
Skills/ExperienceConfidentiality ; Creativity ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work
Commitment LengthMedium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Long Term ; Free 10 week training is mandatory before starting.
Interaction LevelOne-on-one ; Small Group
Minimum Hours1 / Week
SeasonsYear Round ; We work with volunteer availability and interests in finding an appropriate match.  
Visits can last 1 - 4 hours depending on client need and volunteer availability.
AccessibilityUnknown - Private homes ; Address should be fully accessible for persons living in a retirement residence.
LocationMilton, Georgetown, Acton, Halton Hills, Calendonia
Number of PositionsActon: 4 individual(s) ; Georgetown: 4 individual(s) ; Milton: 4 individual(s) 
12 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Free, optional education seminars are offered in spring and fall. There is a volunteer appreciation luncheon each year and debriefing and sharing sessions regularly scheduled.
TransportationNear public transit ; Car required
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsPolice check screening for working with vulnerable individuals is required along with 2 persons willing to provide a character reference for you.
Agency Details
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Organization NameAcclaim Health, Community Support Services
Office Phone905-827-8800
Toll Free Phone1-800-387-7127
Address & Map
2370 Speers Rd
Oakville, ON L6L 5M2