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Friendly Visitor

Greek Speaking

Sunnyside Seniors' Services, Region of Waterloo

   About the Position

Impact Statement
Volunteers who visit residents and tenants one on one, provide an important weekly social interaction for seniors who may be lonely and have few family members visiting.

Volunteers are needed to visit one-on-one with residents. Depending on the residents interests, volunteers might spend time visiting in their rooms, going for walks, working on the computer, or playing games. Volunteers should be friendly, outgoing and have excellent communication skills. They must be able to work independently.

Position Qualifications

Ideal for: An Individual
Age: 18+ English Proficiency, Confidentiality, Work Without Supervision
COVID-19 Vactionation Required: Yes

Training / Work Condtions

Training Details: Volunteer orientation is provided and introductory visit. Games, books, puzzles, music, art and manicure supplies are available for use. Volunteers who speak German are particularly needed.
Working Conditions: Volunteer will be visiting unsupervised, usually in the volunteer's room or somewhere in the Home.
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible entrance, Wheelchair accessible washroom, Designated accessible parking space, Support volunteers with special needs, Accessible work space

Time Commitment

Duration: 7 - 12 months
Hours are flexible: one to two hours a week for a minimum of 6 months. Early evening preferred (6:00pm - 8:00pm). Male and female visitors needed.

Other Information
Area(s) of Interest: Caring Support, Recreation/Sports, Senior Services
Skill(s): Interpersonal Communication, Communicate in Plain Language, Empathy
Transportation: On a bus route

   Contact Information
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Janice Klassen
519-893-8482 Ext. 6372
247 Franklin St. N. Kitchener, N2A 1Y5

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