Volunteer Posting 1428

Friendly Visiting Volunteer
Acclaim Health
Halton / Peel area
Oakville, Burlington & Milton
less than 2 hours per week
closes in 109 days (Fri, 29 Mar 2024)

An easy and fun volunteer opportunity!  You can support your community by visiting an isolated older adult in their home. Whether you engage in conversation, play a game, or pursue common interests, you're time and company are appreciated.  Depending on the client, you may be able to take them on outings such as drives, helping with errands, or out for coffee.  It's a wonderful way to brighten someone else's day! Visits typically are once a week for an hour.


Volunteers are always needed for lonely, isolated older adults.  One visit per week can bring a lonely older adult a huge sense of worth and happiness. Those who are isolated, often find their recall of daily details is frosted over. A little social contact can melt that ice and bring warmth to you both. 


Visits are weekly for as little as one-hour time commitment for an in-home visit or a couple of hours if you care to take them to an activity in which you share an interest such as coffee, shopping, attending an art show, live music, or even go for a walk by the lake.  By volunteering, you may also be providing some much-needed support to a caregiver or family member simply by visiting one of our wonderful clients.


Your visit helps maintain and encourage the client's confidence and independence.



* Great practical experience for a resume 
* Networking and community support information 
* Ongoing support from your Care Manager 
* Free Educational seminars 
* Volunteer appreciation events


Additional Requirements:

Attend interview, submit two suitable references, submit a current vulnerable sector check, and attend a mandatory online orientation session.


Age Requirement:

18+ and older 



1 year for 1 hour a week (we are flexible)

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