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Position Number: 1049
Position Title: Volunteer Visiting - Caregiver Relief (Cognitive Needs)
Organization Name: Victorian Order of Nurses, Peel Region, Community Health and Support Services
Area(s) of Interest: Social Media, Life Skills & Accessibility, Senior Support
Position Description: The purpose of the Volunteer Visiting Program is to improve the health and well-being of isolated seniors living with a cognitive impairment in the community, and their caregiver, in order to allow them to stay at home for as long as possible.

A volunteer visitor offers support and social interaction to an isolated individual through regular friendly visits at the client's home, with the added benefit that such visits provide relief to their caregivers.

PLEASE APPLY AT THE EARLIEST OPPORTUNITY (VON's need is immediate).'Click' on the 'Apply Now!' yellow box, below.
Goal of Position: VON Canada is a national, not-for-profit, charitable home and community care organization. For more than 115 years, our nurses, therapists and other health care providers have cared for Canadians in their own homes. Today, we offer more than 75 home care, personal support, and community services designed to help people of all ages to get healthy and stay healthy. Our team of more than 5,000 staff and 9,000 volunteers serves Canadians in more than 1,200 communities across our country.

Regular caregivers for dependent seniors (physically or cognitively) need relief periodically, and the VON has recognized this by development of a program that will have volunteer 'visitors' providing a break for caregivers.
Position Benefits: + Provide support to your community, specifically to seniors and those who care for them
+ Make a significant difference in someone's life
+ Learn new skills, plus gain valuable experience (add to your resume)
+ Make new friends ('network')
+ Free educational opportunities available through the VON!
Training Details: Mandatory orientation and training conducted at
78 William Street, Mississauga, ON L5M 1J3

A space must be reserved for the training after completing volunteer interview by contacting Marissa Trauzzi at (905) 821 3254, ext 2036
Position Qualifications: Ability to demonstrate:
● Respect for privacy and confidentiality
● Dependable and trustworthy (organized, able to keep to a schedule)
● Engaging with older adults and persons with disabilities, plus compassionate and caring
● Enjoyment of socializing with seniors and/or individuals who are physically/mentally
challenged or chronically ill

*** Volunteer engagement for a MINIMUM of 6 months
*** 'Police Vulnerable Sector Check' required
Time Commitment: Monday Morning, Monday Afternoon, Monday Evening, Tuesday Morning, Tuesday Afternoon, Tuesday Evening, Wednesday Morning, Wednesday Afternoon, Wednesday Evening, Thursday Morning, Thursday Afternoon, Thursday Evening, Friday Morning, Friday Afternoon, Friday Evening, Saturday Morning, Saturday Afternoon, Saturday Evening, Sunday Morning, Sunday Afternoon, Sunday Evening, Anytime
Duration: Long Term (More than 6 months)
Time Detail: A minimum of 6 months commitment is required.

Specific weekly scheduling for visits to be arranged.
Min Age: 18
Ideal for: Individual, Newcomers, Older Adults
Location: VON Peel Office: 78 William Street, Mississauga L5M 1J3)
Geographical Area(s): Mississauga, Work from Home
Police Check: Yes
Accessibility: Unknown
Special Accommodations: Varies, as visits will be to clients' residences in Mississauga.
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Website: http://www.von.ca

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