|Organization Name||Position Types||Duration||Great For||Region and Location(s)||Ad Online Since||Application Deadline|
|Qmunity||Short term (Less than 6 months)||2019-01-11||2019-02-28|
QMUNITY’s Older Adults and Seniors program offers opportunities for community connection, social support, and personal development for folks 55+. To do this work well we need an amazing group of caring and committed volunteers able to offer consistent support to folks accessing QMUNITY programs and services.
Our model has shifted, and we are looking to recruit volunteers in seasonal cohorts (up to) three times a year. The estimated time commitment is an average of 6 hours per month (or more depending on your availability). These volunteers will be given specialty training in working with older adult and senior populations; building dementia friendly communities; and supporting queer, trans, and Two-Spirit communities.
Volunteer Opportunities: While most volunteer opportunities with the Older Adults and Seniors Program will require competency in all three areas, volunteers can select which areas of support they are most interested in. The three types of Senior Program Volunteer Opportunities include:
Outreach Support – assist with promotion and outreach by phone, email/mail, in-person (canvassing or tabling), contacting older adult / senior populations and community partner organizations, etc.
Activities Support – assist in QMUNITY events, workshops, and drop-in activities (including hosting and engaging with older adult/ senior attendees)
Social Support – support seniors by phone, in person, and during QMUNITY events and/or connect with seniors in person during friendly visitor program visits, either one-on-one or in pairs. This may include social assistance with social and recreation activities, local short walks or coffee/tea at a coffee shop.
Evaluation and support is provided on an ongoing basis through regular check-ins with the Seniors’ Coordinator.
Please go to https://qmunity.ca/take-action/volunteer/ to apply and click on the relevant link on the right hand side of the page to access an intake form. Qmunity also offers the option to conduct the intake via phone to minimize accessibility barriers. Please call 604 684 5307 ext 100 to schedule a time if you choose this option.
Deadline for applications is February 28, 2019. We are looking for volunteers who are able to help in our upcoming social events in January, as well as for continued opportunities. Early applications will be a priority but please apply even if you are unavailable to help out immediately.