Friendly Visitor

Friendly Visitor
Friendly Visitor
Organization NamePosition TypesDurationGreat ForRegion and Location(s)Ad Online SinceApplication Deadline
Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care
  • Visiting / Chatting / Socializing
Long term (6 months to 1 year)
  • Youth (over 18)
  • Seniors
  • Physically Challenged
  • English as a Second Language
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Ontario
  • Ontario - York Region
  • Ontario - Peel Region
2019-10-162020-01-13

Description:

It is common for older adults to feel isolated and lonely. We are looking for volunteers who will visit and chat with residents in the nursing home or isolated seniors living in the community to help provide companionship and social contact through weekly 1 to 2 hour visits.

Volunteers and clients are carefully matched by common interests and language/culture. The special relationship that can develop between a client and a volunteer enables the client to have greater social interaction to maintain healthy, independent living.

Flexible schedule: visits can be scheduled on weekdays or weekends, in the morning, afternoon or evening, 1-2 hours per week.

 

Requirements:
*Must be at least 16 years of age
*Police check required (completed before starting position)

 

Benefits:

  • Make a difference! Volunteering can have a real and valuable positive affect on people, communities and society in general.
  • Meet people! Volunteering can help you meet different kinds of people and make new friends.
  • Gain confidence. Volunteering can help you gain confidence by giving you the chance to try something new and build a real sense of achievement.
  • Be part of a community. Volunteering can help you feel part of something outside your friends and family.
  • Learn new skills. Volunteering can help you learn new skills, gain experience and sometimes even qualifications.
  • Take on a challenge. Through volunteering you can challenge yourself to try something different, achieve personal goals, practice using your skills and discover hidden talents.
  • Have fun! Most volunteers have a great time, regardless of why they do it.

By registering as a volunteer with us, you are also invited to …

  • Volunteer training and workshops
  • Volunteer gatherings
  • Volunteer recognition events

 

Locations: Scarborough, North York, Markham, Mississauga

 

Contact us today!

Email: dora.huang@yeehong.com

Website: https://www.yeehong.com/centre/volunteers/

 

A little bit of your time could be of great help to others!  Join us and help seniors to live their lives to the fullest, healthy, independent and dignified!

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