Friendly Visitor in Acton

(Links2Care, Acton, Community Social Services Programs)

Position ID: V-HVC0668 Last Full Update: 27 Mar 2018
Opportunity Details
CommentsLinks2Care is looking for volunteers to provide companionship to seniors and adults with disabilities
ContactPatty Colautti, Volunteer Coordinator, Links2Care; Phone: (905) 873-6502 ext 165 * 1-866-920-6502 ext 165; Email: pcolautti@links2care.ca
DutiesTo provide companionship services to isolated seniors and adults with disabilities in their homes or to go on outings in the community.  
Visits could include conversation, games, activities of interest and /or outings in the local community. Time Commitment of 1-2 hours per week.
More Info Linkwww.links2care.ca
BenefitsImprove your social skills, connect with your community and gain experience with seniors or adults with disabilities. Volunteers feel a sense of accomplishment and reward knowing that they are helping someone in need.
ClientsSeniors or adults with disabilities who are living independently in the community
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Newcomers / English as a second language
Areas of InterestCommunity / Neighbourhood Volunteering ; Community Outreach ; Friend / Penpal ; Games ; Health Care ; Senior's Activity Support ; Social Interaction ; Special Needs / Differently Abled
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Creativity ; Customer Service ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Leadership ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Planning & Organizing ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work ; Reliability, understanding, caring, and the ability to socialize.  
Some knowledge about seniors and disabled individuals is helpful.
Commitment LengthMedium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Long Term ; 1 year commitment or longer preferable
Interaction LevelOne-on-one ; visiting same person each week.
Minimum Hours1 / Week
Dates and TimesMonday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Friday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Saturday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Sunday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
 
Visits are flexible and are scheduled around volunteer and client schedules but asked to visit one hour per week.
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityUnknown - depending on the location
LocationVisits are in client home. Location of clients' homes varies by community.
Number of PositionsActon: 3 individual(s) ; Georgetown: 4 individual(s) 
 
3 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training on-going ; Orientation to the program. Other training opportunities are offered as available. Ongoing support from coordinator(s) is provided year round
TransportationVolunteer is responsible for their own transportation to and from the client's home
CostVolunteers are responsible to obtain a Police Background Check with a Vulnerable Sector Screening prior to being matched. Once volunteers begin in the program, half of the cost of the police check is reimbursed
Police CheckRequired
Additional Requirementsvulnerable sector screening
Agency Details
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Organization NameLinks2Care, Acton, Community Social Services Programs
Office Phone519-853-3310
Fax519-853-3530
E-Mailinfo@links2care.ca
Websitewww.links2care.ca
Address & Map
47 Mill St E
Acton, ON L7J 1H1