Telephone Reassurance Volunteer

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

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Position ID: V-GUE0969 Last Modified: 14 Dec 2017 Last Full Update: 14 Dec 2017
Opportunity Details
Impact StatementA small committment that can make a BIG difference
ContactTeresa Waldner, Volunteer & Community Engagement Coordinator, VON (Victorian Order of Nurses); Phone: 519-323-2330 ext 4962 * 1-888-506-6353 ext 4962; Fax: 519-323-9655; Email:
DutiesConnect with an isolated senior or adult with disability by phone (from once a week to daily calls, according to the client's needs) and bring some light into someone's day! We are currently looking for people to make friendly phone calls to some of our clients who would benefit from a safety check-in and chat!
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BenefitsDevelop friendly relationships and support clients and their family. Work as part of team, with opportunities for further training, socializing, and personal growth.
ClientsSeniors and adults with disabilities who live on their own or otherwise have reduced social interaction.
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; Persons with limited mobility
Areas of InterestSenior's Activity Support ; Volunteer from Home / Virtual
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Excellent listening skills, reliable and an interest in working with seniors or adults with disabilities
Commitment LengthMedium Term (4 months to 1 year) - At least 6 month commitment is preferred
Interaction LevelOne-on-one
Minimum Hours1 / Week
Dates and TimesMonday: Morning, Afternoon 
Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon 
Friday: Morning, Afternoon 
Telephone calls are made daily, or less frequently, if requested by client.
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityDuties are fulfilled from the home of the volunteer.
LocationVolunteer from Home
Number of PositionsElora: 1 individual(s) ; Erin: 1 individual(s) ; Fergus: 1 individual(s) ; Guelph: 2 individual(s) ; Harriston: 1 individual(s) ; Mount Forest: 1 individual(s) ; Puslinch: 1 individual(s) ; Rockwood: 1 individual(s) ; Wellington County: 2 individual(s) 
11 individual(s) needed in total. 
Clients and volunteers are matched in a way to avoid long distance charges.
TrainingOrientation - Orientation and training provided.
TransportationTelephone calls are made from the volunteer's home.
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsSigned application; two character references.
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Start DateOn or after 13 Dec 2017
End Date12 Dec 2018
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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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