Friendly Visitor

(Home and Community Support Services of Grey-Bruce, Owen Sound - Heritage Place Mall)

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Position ID: V-GRE0042 Last Modified: 23 Nov 2019 Last Full Update: 23 Nov 2019
Opportunity Details
CommentsAll volunteers are required to complete a screening process which includes a police check and two personal references.
ContactMegan Kanters, Volunteer Recruitment, Home and Community Support Services of Grey-Bruce; Phone: 519-372-2091 ext 2821; Email:
DutiesProvide companionship and friendship to a senior or adult with a disability who is lonely and in need of a supportive friend by making weekly visits of 2-3 hours in duration. 
Assist clients with activities that they are no longer able to do by themselves and which are of interest to the client: reading, writing, shopping, playing cards/games 
Provide a periodic monitoring of the client's well being
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BenefitsShare conversation and interests with those that may be isolated and lonely.
ClientsSeniors or adults with a disability
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; Men ; Women ; Individuals
Areas of InterestField Trip Aide / Community Outing Support ; Friend / Penpal ; Personal Support ; Recreation & Sports ; Social Interaction
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Genuine interest in assisting seniors and adults with physical disabilities; Caring and reliable character; Sincerity; ability to accept people as they are
Commitment LengthShort Term (3 months or less) ; Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Long Term (More than 1 year) ; Various Commitment lengths
Interaction LevelOne-on-one
Minimum Hours2 / Week
Dates and TimesMonday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Friday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Saturday: Morning, Afternoon 
flexible schedules
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityFully Accessible
LocationOwen Sound
Number of PositionsBruce County: 3 individual(s) ; Grey County: 3 individual(s) ; Hanover: 3 individual(s) ; Kincardine: 3 individual(s) ; Markdale: 3 individual(s) ; Meaford: 3 individual(s) ; Owen Sound: 3 individual(s) ; Southampton: 3 individual(s) ; Walkerton: 3 individual(s) ; Wiarton: 3 individual(s) 
30 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingScheduled training ; Training on the job
TransportationCar required ; Volunteer is responsible for own transportation
Police CheckRequired
Agency Details
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Organization NameHome and Community Support Services of Grey-Bruce, Owen Sound - Heritage Place Mall
Office Phone519-372-2091
Toll Free Phone1-800-267-3798
Address & Map
Heritage Place Mall
1350 16th St E, Unit G 12
Owen Sound, ON N4K 6N7
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