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.
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.
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
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
- 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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