|Organization Name||Position Types||Duration||Great For||Region and Location(s)||Ad Online Since||Application Deadline|
|Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada||On-going (More than 1 year)||2019-01-28||2019-04-28|
The Friendly Visiting Program is designed to provide informal support for persons living with multiple sclerosis (MS) that reside within the continuing care continuum – long term care, supportive living, and home environments.
The program provides support, increased awareness of community resources, engaging in shared activities, and in some cases provides a means of respite care for caregivers of persons with MS.
The purpose of the program is to improve the quality of life of isolated persons with MS living in long term care, by fostering supportive relationships between a resident and a volunteer. With your help, our goals are:
The responsibilities of the volunteer include:
Following the completion of a volunteer application, an interview, and proper screening, the volunteer will receive a general volunteer orientation and will then receive a thorough Friendly Visiting orientation. Once orientation is complete, the volunteer will be trained and matched with a person with MS. This Friendly Visiting partnership will then be monitored by the Community Services Coordinator.
To apply please forward your resume to Joel Cheung - Joel.Cheung@mssociety.ca or for any further inquiries 604-689-3144 x7257