Social Outings Host

Organization NamePosition TypesDurationGreat ForRegion and Location(s)Ad Online SinceApplication Deadline
Seniors Services Society
  • Visiting / Chatting / Socializing
Long term (6 months to 1 year)
  • Youth (over 18)
  • Seniors
  • British Columbia - Vancouver & Lower Mainland
  • British Columbia - New Westminster
2019-01-032019-03-29

Intent of Program

 

Supports seniors who may be isolated or face barriers to participate in community events, dining out, shopping, recreation, live theatre, musical performances and recreational activities.

Duties

  • Assist the clients on and off the bus as needed.
  • Welcome and introduce new clients.
  • Collect payment/fees from the seniors when necessary.  
  • To act as a liaison between SSS clients and community organization, as necessary.
  • Assist clients with their meal (e.g. cut food, help with condiments), as necessary.
  • Socialize and engage in conversation with clients.
  • Inform the Coordinator of Volunteer and Social Programs when a client is absent.
  • Assist the bus driver with walkers/wheelchairs and other tasks as required.

Qualifications

  • Capable and willing to handle cash (maximum $150).
  • Physically able to help clients on and off the bus.
  • Ability to understand and be understood in English.
  • Good Interpersonal Skills: friendly, outgoing, courteous, patient.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Capacity to maintain confidentiality.
  • Able to communicate in a clear and effective manner.
  • Punctual and reliable.

Requirements

 

  • Mandatory criminal record check
  • Provide reference checks

Commitment                                           

  • 1-4 shifts/month for approximately 3-5 hours; Days Vary/Flexible Schedule.
  • Minimum 6 month commitment

Training

  • Volunteer Orientation
  • Program Training provided by volunteer (1-2 shifts)
  • Additional training as required

Benefits

  • Free Coffee/Tea/Meal when applicable
  • Free Admission to Events
  • Annual Volunteer Appreciation Event

 

To apply: email - volunteer@seniorsservicessociety.ca or call 604-520-6621

or visit our website: www.seniorsservicessociety.ca to download an application form.

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