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Friendly Visiting Volunteer

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.

 

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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.

COVID-19 Precautions

Volunteers will be provided with training on safety protocols and the use of PPE. All volunteers and staff are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, wear a mask and follow all government-mandated protocols when visiting clients.

 

Skills and Experience

  • Excellent active listener
  • Friendly, compassionate and caring
  • Able to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Attendance at an orientation session

 

Commitment

Training

One orientation session.

Apply now to be included in the next orientation session.

Ongoing

1-2 hours per week, long term matches are ideal

 

Requirements

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Clean police records check with vulnerable sector screening
  • Two references
  • All Acclaim Health staff and volunteers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19

 

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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Contact us to learn more.
905-827-8800 or 1-800-387-7127

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