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Visiting Network Volunteer

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Volunteer Position Name / Role: Visiting Network Volunteer
Date Posted: Monday, October 22, 2018
Organization Name: Hospice Dufferin
Organization Contact: Brianna Brown
519 942 3313
bbrown@hospicedufferin.com
Why you might want to consider taking this opportunity: It is a great opportunity to meet people in our community.
There is support from both organizations and a monthly team meeting to have support from other volunteers as well.
A great way to give back to the community.
A great learning opportunity from clients and families.
You will make a difference in someone's life!
Type of Organization: Health-related Service
More Info Link: http://www.hospicedufferin.com
Volunteer type position is suitable for:
  • Adult (18 +)
Duties / Roles / Activities: Volunteers will:
- be matched specifically with a person in the community and will visit 1:1
- volunteers and families will design their visiting schedule
- provide companionship and emotional support through one to one friendly visiting
- attend monthly team meeting for education and peer support
- play games, read books, spend time with clients
- report any questions/concerns to supervisors
- maintain confidentiality of client and family
Sample Tasks: - chatting/visiting
- activities (games, reading, crafts, puzzles, etc.)
Dates & Times:
  • Daytime
  • Evening
  • Weekend
Seasonal: All Year
Location of Volunteer Activity:
  • Any Dufferin
  • Orangeville and area
  • Shelburne and area
  • Grand Valley and area
Wheelchair Accessibility: No
Can be used toward '40 Hours' for Highschool Graduation (OSSD): No
Commitment Length / Duration: Moderate Term (3 months to 1 year)
Training Required:
  • None
Transportation: Own Transportation Required
Expires: Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Areas of Interest:
  • Support for seniors / older adults
  • Support for persons with disabilities
Skills / Experience: All training will be provided by Hospice Dufferin and Alzheimer's Society of Dufferin County.
Applicants must be interested in working with people.
Experience with Alzheimer's Disease or other dementias an asset, but not mandatory.
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