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Position: 879 - Volunteer Visitor
Organization: Caledon Meals on Wheels Volunteer Opportunities
Position Address: Bolton, Caledon, Orangeville
Location: Caledon
Accessibility: Not Accessible
Ideal for: Individual, Newcomers, Older Adults
Description
Caledon Meals on Wheels needs Volunteer Visitors to visit seniors in Bolton, Caledon, and Orangeville areas:
- Volunteers will visit with a client in client's home on a weekly basis
- Volunteers are asked to commit to ONE HOUR PER WEEK
- A visit could include talking, social-recreational activities, gentle exercise, or lunch

If this is an opportunity you would enjoy, we would love to hear from you! PLEASE APPLY AT THE EARLIEST OPPORTUNITY. Thank you!

Goal
Our Friendly Visiting Program grew out of our Meal Delivery Program, as we grew to realize that a visit can be as important as a meal! The loss of friends, siblings, and spouses can leave a senior feeling isolated. Poor health or poor mobility can restrict a senior's ability to get out and maintain social connections. Through the Friendly Visiting program, we are able to offer our Seniors opportunities for interaction that include visiting, social-recreational activities, gentle exercise, or lunch with a volunteer in their own homes.

Benefits
+ Volunteer Visiting is a great way to meet new people, other volunteers and clients, and make a difference in the lives of those that would benefit from a visit
+ Excellent introductory volunteering opportunity for those interested in a career related to caregiving for older adults
+ If you are interested in sharing a gentle in home exercise routine with the client you are visiting, you will have the opportunity to receive training on the CCAA's Tiered Exercise Program
+ Volunteers are invited to any workshops CMOW holds on topics like Elder Abuse, etc.

Position Qualifications
● We are looking for caring volunteers that would enjoy connecting with a senior in their community
● CMOW requires a Vulnerable Sector Police check of all our volunteers (because you'll be helping seniors), and we can help you with that process

Min Age: 18    Police Check: Yes

Time Commitment
Duration:Medium Term (4 - 6 months)
Start Date:2019-09-08
End Date:2021-01-31
Monday Morning, Monday Afternoon, Tuesday Morning, Tuesday Afternoon, Wednesday Morning, Wednesday Afternoon, Thursday Morning, Thursday Afternoon, Friday Morning, Friday Afternoon
> We are looking for volunteers that can commit 4-6 months +
>> Volunteers would visit for ONE HOUR, ONCE A WEEK
>>> Volunteers are also asked to attend a yearly training refresher and communicate/have a monthly check in with Program Coordinator (which can be conducted over the phone)


Training
Orientation and training provided. Program Coordinator will accompany Volunteer to the first visit with client.

Area(s) of Interest: Sports & Recreation, Food Services, Social Media, Life Skills & Accessibility, Senior Support
How to Contact
: Send an Email Message
Social Media
: http://www.cmow.org
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