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Friendly Visiting Volunteer   Burlington  Halton Hills  Milton  Oakville 
Links2Care, Georgetown Community Hub, Care at Home for Seniors and Adults with Disabilities
Halton Hills
  • To 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 indoor setting. 
    • By volunteering, you will be helping to increase an older adult's connection(s) in their community
    • By volunteering, you may able be providing the primary caregiver with a 'bit of a break' 
  • Engage in friendly conversation and leisure activities that both parties enjoy, such as playing 
    cards or sharing a hobby as per client interests, in order to develop a respectful, friendly, caring 
    relationship.
  • Maintain contact with the Coordinator, informing them of any concerns and receiving 
    instructions to meet client and Links2Care goals.
  • Maintain communication with the client in the event of any schedule changes.
  • Complete and submit a monthly volunteer time record.
  • Maintain calmness in emergencies, with an ability to assist in a crisis.
  • Participate in annual volunteer survey.
  • Interact professionally in accordance with Links2Care Code of Conduct and Human Rights Act.
  • Maintain complete confidentiality of client information in accordance with Links2Care 
    confidentiality/privacy policy.
  • Maintain a safe and healthy work environment.
  • Visit or call client on a consistent, weekly basis.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Time Commitment of 1-2 hours per week.

BeFriending Volunteer   Burlington  Halton Hills  Hamilton (City of)  Milton  Oakville 
March of Dimes Canada, West Central Regional Office, After Stroke Program

● 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

Re-Imagine Ontario, Oakville, Community Support Services for Children, Youth and Seniors

Goal of the Assignment:

As a volunteer of Re-Imagine Ontario, the Friendly Visitor Ambassador provides one on one support to socially isolated and lonely seniors located in Halton and Mississauga communities. This includes friendly phone calls, Zoom chats, or home visits (if assessed as safe), where the FVA volunteer acts as friend to an isolated senior. Visits include conversations and social activities and may assist with basic support as companionship to seniors. The goal of FV is to make contact remotely and in-person to encourage seniors to stay active, healthy, and socially engaged within their local communities.

Responsibilities:

  • Meet with your senior match virtually or in their home, at least 1 one-hour visit on a weekly basis.
  • Engage in friendly conversation and leisure activities (e.g., playing board games or sharing a hobby) & provide support through friendship.
  • Offer social companionship and even take walks/outings in the community, depending on the interest and ability of your senior match.
  • Follow Re-Imagine Ontario’s policies and procedures, adhere to the rights of the service-recipients and follow program specific guidelines.
  • Record and submit monthly hours/activities and report any incidences, accidents or concerns to the Program Director.
  • Participate in meetings and community events if scheduled.
  • Act as an ambassador for Re-Imagine Ontario

Qualifications:

  • Sensitivity to the needs and challenges faced by older adults living in the community.
  • Patience, compassion. with a desire to help older adults living isolated, some on a low income.
  • Ability to work with people in a professional, empathetic manner.
  • Effective verbal and listening communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to connect with people from diverse backgrounds and build strong working relationships.
  • Proficient computer/digital skills including but not limited to Zoom. Word and Excel are assets.
  • A team player who enjoys working in cross-functional teams with a willingness to learn'
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with diverse communities and stakeholders.
  • Other languages spoken, an asset

Other Requirements:

  • 55 years or older (most in demand age group. If you’re in this group, we want to hear from you)
  • Ability to maintain confidential and sensitive information.
  • Offers will be conditional upon receipt of a clear Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC) and the successful verification of your references.

Training and Supervision:

  • Orientation: provided prior to the commencement date of the assignment and includes orientation to Re-Imagine Ontario programs, policies and procedures, meet and greet with volunteers and organization members and a volunteer handbook as it relates to the volunteer role.
  • Training: provided prior to commencement of the assignment as well as a walkthrough of the assignment, hands-on training and coaching while the volunteer practices and learns the assignment tasks.
  • Monitoring of volunteer activities and ongoing support on a regular basis by Supervisor as required

Time Commitment:

  • At least 1 one hour Zoom or Phone or In-home visits to the client assigned per week.
  • Length of volunteering engagement: six -twelve month

Application Process:

1.     Complete an application form and submit resume

2.     If selected, attend an online interview for initial screening

3.     Compete reference checks

4.     Contacted regarding outcome and next steps

5.     Complete orientation and training session

How To Apply:

Re-Imagine Ontario strives to build an inclusive workforce that reflects the rich diversity of the communities in which we live and serve.  All qualified applicants may apply. We strongly encourage applications from persons with lived experience in the communities we serve within Halton-Peel, including Black and Indigenous people. Candidates living in the Halton-Peel areas will be given priority.

If you are interested in joining Re-imagine Ontario as a Friendly Visiting Ambassador, please submit your resume and a brief cover letter highlighting your relevant experience and why you are interested in this role. Applications can be uploaded through the website or emailed to careers@reimagineontario.ca. Please include "Friendly Visiting Ambassador" in the subject line. We thank all candidates for their applications; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. For more information about Re-Imagine, please visit our website at www.reimagineontario.ca

 

Note: This is a volunteer position, and no financial compensation will be provided. However, the rewarding experience of making a positive impact on the lives of individuals in our community is invaluable.

Hospice Volunteer   Burlington  Halton Hills  Milton  Oakville 
Acclaim Health, Community Support Services
Client's home

This is one of the most meaningful volunteer experiences you'll ever have. As a Hospice Care Volunteer, you will support the emotional, psychological, spiritual, practical, and social needs of a person dying at home and their family.  With deep compassion and without judgment, you'll provide a safe space for the client to express their feelings and share their story.  Ultimately, you'll improve the quality of life for the dying person and act as an important support for the family during a difficult time. 

FREE 30-hour training will be provided for all successful volunteers.  Sign-up today to be registered for our upcoming Hospice volunteer program:

2024 Spring Hospice Training Schedule:

IN-PERSON OPTION 

Saturdays from 9 am to 4 pm

April 27, May 4, 11, 25, June 1

ONLINE OPTION

Daytime Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:30 am to 12 pm

April 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30, May 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30, June 4, 6, 11, and 13

Acclaim Health, Community Support Services
Client's home, apartment, supported living or retirement home (Oakville, Burlington, North Halton)

Clients in the Memory Visiting Program are in need of someone to remind them that they do matter, and to remind them of why they matter. Ask about their interests and their abilities and then use this week after week to guide your conversations and activities.  
 
You’ll provide a friendly social connection outside of the client’s normal social sphere and engage the client in activities or conversations that appeal to the client’s unique interests and abilities. This may involve looking at family photos, going out for a walk, or simply sharing coffee and conversation. 
 
You’ll also be giving the family caregiver(s) a short break – a very important part of the support you’re providing. 
 
Training is available to assist you in supporting your client. The training includes suggested activities and strategies you can use to engage your client. Plus, our Care Managers are always available to support you and your client. 

Links2Care, Oakville, Care at Home for Seniors and Adults with Disabilities
Visits are currently socially distanced, outside. Location of clients vary by community.
  • Interact professionally in accordance with Links2Care Code of Conduct and Human Rights Act.
    • Maintain complete confidentiality of client information in accordance with Links2Care 
    confidentiality/privacy policy.
    • Maintain a safe and healthy work environment.
    • Visit or call client on a consistent, weekly basis.
    • Engage in friendly conversation and leisure activities that both parties enjoy, such as playing 
    cards or sharing a hobby as per client interests, in order to develop a respectful, friendly, caring 
    relationship.
    • Maintain contact with the Coordinator, informing them of any concerns and receiving 
    instructions to meet client and Links2Care goals.
    • Maintain communication with the client in the event of any schedule changes.
    • Complete and submit a monthly volunteer time record.
    • Maintain calmness in emergencies, with an ability to assist in a crisis.
    • Participate in annual volunteer survey.
    • Perform other duties as assigned. 

    Time Commitment of 1-2 hours per week. 

     
    Currently looking for English, Italian, Portuguese, Arabic, Russian, German speaking men and women in Halton. Other languages as needed.
Oakville Meals on Wheels
Start at Mo's Family Restaurant, 467 Speers Road - Deliveries throughout Oakville

To deliver hot and/or frozen meals to individuals in their homes in Oakville on a regular or substitute basis. 
Monday to Friday 11:15 am to 1:00 pm (hot meal delivery) or  
Wednesdays 9:00 am to 11:00 am (frozen meal delivery)

Re-Imagine Ontario, Oakville, Community Support Services for Children, Youth and Seniors
Virtual; In-Home

Job Description:

·         Meet with your senior match virtually or in their home, at least 1 one-hour visit on a weekly basis.

·         Engage in friendly conversation and leisure activities (e.g., playing board games or sharing a hobby) & provide support through friendship

·         Offer social companionship and even take walks/outings in the community, depending on  the interest and ability of your senior match

·         Follow Re-Imagine Ontario’s policies and procedguidelines.re to the rights of the service-recipients and follow program specific guidelines

·         Record and submit monthly hours/activities and report any incidences, accidents or concerns to the Program Director

·         Participate in meetings and community events if scheduled

·         Act as an ambassador for Re-Imagine Ontario

Qualifications:

·         Sensitivity to the needs and challenges faced by older adults living in the community.

·         Patience, compassion. with a desire to help older adults living isolated, some on a low income

·         Ability to work with people in a professional, empathetic manner

·         Effective verbal and listening communication skills.

·         Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to connect with people from diverse backgrounds and build strong working relationships

·         Proficient computer/digital skills including but not limited to Zoom. Word and Excel are assets.

·         A team player who enjoys working in cross-functional teams with a willingness to learn

·         Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with diverse communities and stakeholders

·         Other languages spoken, an asset.

Other Requirements:

·         18 years or older, however, 55 years or older is our most in demand age group. If you’re in this group, we want to hear from you

·         Ability to maintain confidential and sensitive information.

·         You will be required to do a Vulnerable Sector Check-(VSC) check and reference check for this role.

 

Time Commitment:

·         At least 1 one hour Zoom or Phone or In-home visits to the client assigned per week

·         Length of volunteering engagement: six -twelve months

 

How to Apply:

Re-Imagine Ontario strives to build an inclusive workforce that reflects the rich diversity of the communities in which we live and serve.  All qualified applicants may apply. We strongly encourage applications from persons with lived experience in the communities we serve within Halton-Peel, including Black and Indigenous people, youth and seniors.

Please send your resume to careers@reimagineontario.ca if you are interested or want to learn more, noting “Friendly Visiting Ambassador” in the subject line.

Ian Anderson House
430 Winston Churchill Blvd., Oakville

Volunteers needed daily: 
- To assist with answer phone, transfer calls, take messages, as well as answering door, welcoming visitors, escorting visitors to residents rooms 
- Taking, coffee, tea, snacks to residents rooms 
- Light housekeeping 
- Offering support to residents and families

Re-Imagine Ontario, Oakville, Community Support Services for Children, Youth and Seniors
Mainly Virtual. (If required & volunteer is willing. In-person visits assessed on a case basis)

The Volunteer Friendly Visiting Ambassador duties include making contact with an isolated senior for at least 1 hour weekly. This includes contact by phone, Zoom or in-person and include conversations and social activities, and may assist with basic support as companionship to seniors. The goal of FV is to make contact remotely and in-person to encourage seniors to stay active, healthy, and socially engaged within their local communities. See detailed duties in the link below.

Halton. Social and Community Services, Creek Way Village Long-Term Care Home
Creek Way Village, 5200 Corporate Drive, Burlington
Conduct a group of Residents through a colouring project on a weekly basis. 
Residents benefit from social interaction and use of fine motor skills.
Halton. Social and Community Services, Creek Way Village Long-Term Care Home
Creek Way Village
To provide social, physical, spiritual or intellectual stimulation on a one on one basis to residents. Visit residents as assigned by manager. Meet, talk, interact with residents. Assist residents to interact with others and participate in activities. Go for walks, read and conversations with residents.
Halton. Social and Community Services, Creek Way Village Long-Term Care Home
Creek Way Village LTCH, 5200 Corporate Dr, Burlington
- Visit palliative care patients as directed. 
- As time allows, visit with non-palliative patients. 
- Offer activities such as: reading, playing games, walks outside, listening to music, writing  
cards/letters, make a cup of tea or coffee.
Virtual or In-Person Mentor   Burlington  Halton Hills  Milton  Oakville 
Halton Children's Aid Society, Burlington Office
Halton community

Are you interested in making a positive impact in the Halton community? Do your friends and family tell you that you're great with children and youth? Why not consider sharing your spare time, skills and laughter with a child or youth in need in your community? Our volunteers act as positive role models to children and youth of all ages throughout Halton. In as little as a few hours a month, you can make a significant difference in the life of a child or youth.  
 
The Halton CAS is dedicated to developing mentorship relationships that reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, and we encourage applications from diverse groups including from Black, 2SLGBTQ, First Nations, Inuit and Metis persons.  
 
Physical distancing does not have to mean social disconnection – we have adjusted and adapted to ensure mentors and mentees continue their relationships while they may be separated due to Coronavirus COVID-19.