Safety and Social Calls Volunteer - West Neighbourhood House

 

Date Posted: 2022-12-29
Date Needed: On-going
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Primary Category: Accessibility and Disabilities
Type of Position: Virtual – Weekdays
 

Description & Details

The goal of the Friendly Visiting Program is to help seniors and people with disabilities who have limited social contacts to maintain healthy, independent living. Using regular contact,  via the telephone, volunteers provide friendship and support to encourage independence and social contact.

Volunteer Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Friendly smile
  • Must have a genuine interest in the well being and happiness of seniors and people with disabilities
  • Must willing and able to listen, share and care, are committed to providing support and friendship to isolated people
  • Must be available to maintain regular contact with the client and program coordinator
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Identify needs and assist in connecting the client to other appropriate services
  • Complete the volunteer checklist and return to the office
  • Participation in volunteer job related training workshops and meetings

Skills Required:

  • Must have good communication skills in English
  • Must have an interest in seniors and disabled persons’ issues
  • Must be friendly, reliable, responsible, non-judgmental and non-discriminating
  • Second language is an asset – Portuguese
  • Must be flexible and have a willing to learn

Orientation, Training and Benefits:

  • Staff provides orientation and training before volunteers are placed in the program
  • On-going support provided by staff
  • On-going training workshop opportunities and get-togethers provided throughout the year

Program Time:

  • Safety/Social calls can made at flexible times, according to the volunteers schedule.

Volunteer Commitment:

  • 1 hour a week, flexible according to volunteer/client’s schedule
  • Minimum of 6 months commitment

Safety calls Volunteer opportunity is a wheelchair accessible position.

How to Apply / Contact
Call 416-532-4828 ext.105 or email volunteers@westnh.org

 

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