Volunteer Visitor

(Victorian Order of Nurses, Waterloo Wellington Dufferin, Mount Forest Office)

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Position ID: V-GUE0119 Last Modified: 30 Nov 2017 Last Full Update: 30 Nov 2017
Opportunity Details
Impact StatementMake a difference in the life of an senior
ContactTeresa Waldner, Volunteer & Community Engagement Coordinator, Victorian Order of Nurses; Phone: 519-323-2330 ext 4962 * 1-888-506-6353 ext 4962; Fax: 519-323-9655; Email: Teresa.Waldner@von.ca
DutiesProvide much needed one-on-one companionship to a senior or adult with disabilities who is isolated. Friendly visiting takes place weekly, or less, depending on the client's needs. Volunteers are matched for six months at a time.
More Info Linkwww.von.ca
BenefitsIsolated seniors and adults with disabilities will benefit from this one-to-one weekly visit. Make a difference in your community and get to know your neighbours through this friendly visiting program.
ClientsSeniors and adults with disabilities.
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; Persons with limited mobility ; Newcomers / English as a second language
Areas of InterestFriend / Penpal ; Senior's Activity Support
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Volunteer visitors must be friendly, reliable, good listeners and enjoy meeting new people.
Commitment LengthMedium Term (4 months to 1 year) - Each match lasts for up to six months, if interested, a volunteer would then have a new match ; Prefer at least a one year commitment, but times are flexible.
Interaction LevelOne-on-one - visits
Minimum Hours2 / Week
Dates and TimesMonday: Morning, Afternoon 
Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon 
Friday: Morning, Afternoon 
Based on availability of volunteer.
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityUnknown - Depends on community location. ; Volunteer and client would be matched accordingly.
LocationWellington County/Guelph
Number of PositionsElora: 4 individual(s) ; Erin: 2 individual(s) ; Guelph: 5 individual(s) ; Mount Forest: 2 individual(s) ; Rockwood: 4 individual(s) 
17 individual(s) needed in total. 
Male and female volunteers needed, volunteers speaking a variety of languages needed.
TrainingOrientation - Two hour orientation/training.
TransportationVolunteer is responsible for their own transportation, if needed. Volunteers are assigned to clients as close to their own homes as possible.
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsAgency interview, police screening and references required.
Social MediaFacebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/VONWWD/
Start DateOn or after 29 Nov 2017
End Date29 Nov 2018
Display Until29 Nov 2018
Agency Details
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Organization NameVictorian Order of Nurses, Waterloo Wellington Dufferin, Mount Forest Office
Office Phone519-323-2330
Toll Free Phone1-888-506-6353
Address & Map
392 Main St N, Unit 4
Mount Forest, ON N0G 2L2
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