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Friendly Visitor

Social Wellbeing

Community Support Connections

   About the Position

Impact Statement
Volunteers provide friendship and companionship to housebound and socially isolated older adults and adults with different abilities living in Kitchener and Waterloo. Each friendship is unique and volunteers create a sense of belonging within their community

As a Friendly Visitor, you'd arrange a time where you can either visit or call a socially isolated individual once a week (or bi-weekly) for 1 – 3 hours. Visits are scheduled at a mutually convenient time for both volunteer and client.
A four month commitment is required for this position.

Position Qualifications

Ideal for: An Individual, Student Placement
Age: 18+
English Proficiency, Confidentiality, Work Without Supervision

Area(s) of Interest: Caring Support, Health Care / Wellness, Senior Services

Skill(s): Cultural Awareness/Sensitivity, Interpersonal Communication, Motivate Others, Empathy, Adaptability

Training / Work Condtions

Training Details: All volunteers will receive agency wide and program specific training before their first shift. The Program Coordinator is available to discuss concerns and to provide ongoing support, as needed.
Community Support Connections offers regular volunteer educational workshops on various topics. All volunteers are notified of upcoming sessions.

Working Conditions: Visits take place in client’s home or virtually (over the phone or through video calls if able), decided on both client and volunteer comfort levels.
Transportation: NONE Needed

Time Commitment

Duration: 4 - 6 months
1-3 hours per week at a mutually convenient time. A four month commitment is required for this position.

   Contact Information
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Heidi Elliott
519-772-8787 Ext. 204
61 Woolwich Street North Breslau , N0B1M0

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