Hospice Home Visiting Volunteer - North Halton
(Acclaim Health, Community Support Services)
|Contact||Melinda Brown, Program Coordinator - North Halton, Acclaim Health; Phone: 905 827 8800; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Duties||Provide 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.
|Ages||18 year(s) and up|
|Suitable for OSSD||No|
|Suitable For||Adults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; Persons with a hearing impairment ; Persons with a physical disability|
|Areas of Interest||Health Care ; Senior's Activity Support ; Social Interaction ; Special Needs / Differently Abled|
|Skills/Experience||Confidentiality ; Creativity ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work|
|Commitment Length||Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Long Term ; Free 10 week training is mandatory before starting.|
|Interaction Level||One-on-one ; Small Group|
|Minimum Hours||1 / Week|
|Seasons||Year 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.
|Accessibility||Unknown - Private homes ; Address should be fully accessible for persons living in a retirement residence.|
|Location||Milton, Georgetown, Acton, Halton Hills, Calendonia|
|Number of Positions||Acton: 4 individual(s) ; Georgetown: 4 individual(s) ; Milton: 4 individual(s) |
12 individual(s) needed in total.
|Training||Orientation ; 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.|
|Transportation||Near public transit ; Car required|
|Additional Requirements||Police check screening for working with vulnerable individuals is required along with 2 persons willing to provide a character reference for you.|
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|Organization Name||Acclaim Health, Community Support Services|
|Toll Free Phone||1-800-387-7127|
|Address & Map|
2370 Speers Rd
Oakville, ON L6L 5M2