Friendly Visitor - Acton

(Links2Care, Acton, Community Support Services)

Position ID: V-HVC0668 Last Full Update: 27 Jan 2022
Opportunity Details
CommentsLinks2Care is looking for volunteers to provide companionship to seniors and adults with disabilities.
ContactKatie, Volunteer and Friendly Visiting Coordinator, Links2Care; Phone: 905-873-6502 ext 165; Email: kcraig@links2care.ca
DutiesTo provide companionship services to isolated seniors and adults with disabilities by going on outings, walks in the community, playing games, or having conversations in an outdoor setting.  
 
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+) ; Post-secondary students ; Newcomers / English as a second language ; Couples
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 ; Patience, reliability, understanding, caring, good communication and listening skills, and the ability to socialize.  
Some knowledge of seniors and/or adults with disabilities is helpful.
Commitment LengthMedium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Long Term ; At least a six month commitment would be preferred.
Interaction LevelOne-on-one ; Visiting the same person each week.
Minimum Hours1 / Week
Dates and TimesVisits are flexible and are scheduled around volunteer and client schedules but asked to visit one hour per week.
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityDepending on location.
LocationActon. Visits are currently socially distanced, outside.
Number of PositionsActon: 10 individual(s) 
 
10 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 to have or find 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 Requirements1 million dollar liability car insurance required.
Agency Details
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Organization NameLinks2Care, Acton, Community Support Services
Office Phone519-853-3310 or 905-873-6502
Toll Free Phone1-866-920-6502
Fax519-853-3530
E-Mailinfo@links2care.ca
Websitewww.links2care.ca
Address & Map
69 Acton Blvd
Acton, ON L7J 2H4
 
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