BeFriending Volunteer

(March of Dimes Canada, West Central Regional Office, After Stroke Program)

Position ID: V-HVC0610
Last Full Update: 11 Dec 2023

Opportunity Details: BeFriending Volunteer


Champion Equity. Empower Ability.

March of Dimes Canada provides a wide range of services to people with disabilities throughout the country.

Contact Shelby Hemingway, Regional Volunteer Services Manager, March of Dimes Canada; Phone: 905-687-8484 ext 3641 * 905-418-2061 * 1-800-263-4742 ext 3651; Fax: 905-685-6651; Email:

● Maintain regular communication with consumer(s): at minimum once a week via email or phone, one in-person 
social event per month
● Establish a trusting and supportive relationship with client(s)
● Record and report volunteer hours on the volunteer time log on a monthly basis - include time spent calling, emailing, and visiting client
● Communicate any changes, issues, or inconsistent communication patterns to staff liaison in an effective and timely manner

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Benefits ● Opportunity to gain an in depth knowledge of MODC and its programs and services 
● Opportunity to strengthen interpersonal and communication skills 
● Opportunity to have a positive impact on the lives of individuals with physical disabilities and acquired brain injuries 
● Opportunity to meet new people; develop your personal and/or professional networks  
● Participate as a valued volunteer of MODC
Ages 18 year(s) and up
Suitable For Adults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; Persons with a physical disability
Areas of Interest Behavioural and Developmental Support Services ; Community Outreach ; Counselling ; Distress / Crisis / Bereavement Support ; Friend / Penpal ; Life Skills Support ; Personal Support ; Social Interaction
Skills/Experience Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor
Commitment Length Medium Term (4 months to 1 year)
Interaction Level One-on-one
Accessibility Fully Accessible
Number of Positions Acton ; Burlington ; Georgetown ; Hamilton ; Milton ; Oakville 
5 individual(s) needed in total.
Training Orientation ; Training is provided ; Training on-going
Police Check Required

Agency Details: March of Dimes Canada, West Central Regional Office, After Stroke Program

Office Phone 905-607-3463
Toll Free Phone 1-888-540-6666
Fax 905-607-9856
Address & Map
2227 South Millway, Suite 100
Mississauga, ON L5L 3R6
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