Telephone Reassurance Volunteer

(Indus Community Services, Oakville Office, Newcomer and Employment Services)

Position ID: V-HVC0782 Last Full Update: 14 Aug 2019
Opportunity Details
ContactTulsi Radia, Friendly Visiting Coordinator, Indus Community Services; Phone: 905-275-2369 ext 1291; Email: friendlyvisiting@induscs.ca
Duties- Call clients in their home or assisted living facility; minimum of 30 minutes weekly visit at a mutually agreed upon time (between Mon-Sun, 9am-7pm) 
- Build a supportive relationship through conversation and discussion 
- Actively engage client in topics of interest including reminiscing about past experiences  
- Complete the Friendly Visiting Monthly Service Record 
- Report issues, concerns and all incidents to the Friendly Visiting Coordinator 
- Represent Indus in a professional manner at all times 
- Adhere to the vision, mission and guiding values of the organization and the Friendly Visiting Program.
Benefits- Opportunity to interact with and make a difference in the lives of socially isolated and/or lonely seniors 
- Ability to gain a better understanding of presenting problems within the seniors population in the community 
- Interact with staff, and fellow volunteers and enhance interpersonal and communication skills
ClientsSeniors (55+)
Ages18 year(s) - 60 year(s)
Suitable for OSSDNo
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; Couples ; Families
Areas of InterestCommunity Outreach ; Social Interaction ; Telephone Communication ; Volunteer from Home / Virtual
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Creativity ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Translation & Languages
Commitment LengthMedium Term (4 months to 1 year)
Interaction LevelOne-on-one
Minimum Hours1 / Week
Dates and TimesMonday to Sunday anytime between 9am-7pm
SeasonsYear Round
Number of PositionsActon ; Burlington ; Georgetown ; Milton ; Oakville 
 
15 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingTraining is provided
Police CheckRequired
Agency Details
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Organization NameIndus Community Services, Oakville Office, Newcomer and Employment Services
Office Phone289-295-0765
Fax905-295-0766
E-Mailemploymentservices@induscs.ca
Websiteinduscs.ca
Address & Map
483 Dundas St W, Unit 209
Oakville, ON L6M 4M2
 
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