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About the Position
Position #: 2540
OrganizationBetter at Home
Position: Friendly Visitor - Better at Home West Shore program/Pacific centre family services association
Impact Statement: By getting involved, your help allows a senior to maintain their independence and stay connected with their community.
Description: Visit a senior in the community you live. We are looking for a volunteer to spend time with a male senior. Visit may include, local history conversations over coffee at seniors home or walk to local coffee shop. Volunteers must have patience and enjoy spending time with an older adult. An interest or experience in helping seniors would be an asset. Better at Home West Shore provides non-medical supports for seniors living in Langford and Colwood. No driving involved during Friendly Visits. Location close to bus stop.
Training Details: Orientation at onset and ongoing opportunities will be offered.
Working Conditions: The friendly visit would be 1 hour/1-2x per month with a consistent day and time that works for both Volunteer and Senior participant. A set plan would be put in place after an intro visit with Coordinator.
Minimum Duration: 7 - 12 months
Timing: Weekday - Daytime
Time Detail: 1 hour 1-2x/month
Age: 21+
Ideal for: An Individual
Transportation: On a bus route
Accessibility: Accessible work space
Area(s) of Interest: Communication/Public Relations, Senior Services
Skill(s): Cultural Awareness/Sensitivity, Interpersonal Communication, Community Knowledge/Awareness, Computer Skills, Decision-Making/Prioritizing, Empathy
How to Apply
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Email: Send an Email Message
Contact: Dori Bodman
Phone: 778-677-3540
Address: #200-324 Goldstream Avenue Victoria,B.C., V9B 2W3
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