An easy and fun volunteer opportunity!
You can support your community by visiting an isolated older adult in their home. Whether you engage in conversation, play a game or pursue common interests – you’re time and company is appreciated. Depending on the client, you may be able to take them on outings such as drives, helping with errands or out for coffee.
It’s a wonderful way to brighten someone else’s day!
Not sure if you’re able to commit to a weekly visit? Become a Casual Friendly Visiting volunteer and help out on an as-needed basis: filling in for volunteers who are on vacation, visiting clients (short-term) with task-specific projects or assisting with events like our Strawberry Social.
Most visits are being conducted virtually to protect volunteers and clients.
Some outdoor, in-person, physically distanced visits will begin shortly, but only when both the volunteer and client and/or their family are comfortable with this type of visit.
Volunteers who choose to meet in-person will be provided with training on safety protocols and use of PPE.
Skills and Experience
- Excellent active listener
- Friendly, compassionate and caring
- Able to maintain strict confidentiality
- Attendance at an orientation session
One orientation session.
Apply now to be included in the next orientation session.
1-2 hours per week, long term matches are ideal
- Must be 18 years of age or older
- Clean police records check with vulnerable sector screening
- Two references
Two Years of Tears: Jeanne Marie’s Story
Jeanne Marie Braund, aged 91, was desperately lonely until she discovered our Friendly Visiting program and her volunteer Annette.
Should you require accommodation during the application process, please inform Fran Savelson at 289-838-4610 so we can ensure your equal participation.
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