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Position Number: 1050
Position Title: Volunteer Visiting
Organization Name: Victorian Order of Nurses, Peel Region, Community Health and Support Services
Area(s) of Interest: Culture & Heritage, Social Media, Life Skills & Accessibility, Senior Support
Position Description: A volunteer visitor offers support and social interaction to an isolated individual through regular friendly visits at the client's home or out in the community, encouraging active and independent living.

Activities may include:
- playing board games or cards
- having a cup of tea or coffee
- crafts
- going for a walk
- going shopping
- simply having a friendly chat

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.

The purpose of the Volunteer Visiting Program is to improve the health and well-being of isolated seniors and adults with disabilities living in the community, plus provide occasional relief for caregivers, in order to maintain clients' independent functioning in the community for as long as possible.
Position Benefits: + Supporting members of our local community who are in genuine need of assistance
+ Learn/enhance your care giving skills/experience (add to your resume)
+ Benefit from training and support by the VON
+ Enjoy the direct socialization, plus contribution that you will make in a VON client's life
Training Details: A 3-hour training session is required after successful completion of a volunteer interview.

We also require a Vulnerable Sector Police Check.

*** Please call Deb at (905) 821 3254 ext 2036, if you would like further information.
Position Qualifications: ● Time commitment: 2 Hours per week for a minimum of 6 months
● Solid oral/written communication skills in English
● Vulnerable Sector Police Check
● Ability to travel to clients' homes
● Ability/commitment to keep to the weekly schedule
● Respect for, and adherence, to confidentiality
Time Commitment: Anytime
Duration: Long Term (More than 6 months)
Time Detail: MINIMUM of 6 months commitment required that includes weekly 2 hour shifts
Min Age: 18
Ideal for: Individual, Placement & Co-Op Students, Newcomers, Older Adults
Location: VON Peel Office: 78 William Street, Mississauga, ON, Canada
Geographical Area(s): Mississauga
Police Check: Yes
Accessibility: Unknown
Special Accommodations: Varies - Volunteers visit clients' homes in Mississauga
How to Apply
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Website: http://www.von.ca


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