Friendly Visitor - Barrie and North Simcoe Area

(Canadian Red Cross, Simcoe Muskoka Branch, Volunteer Services)

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Position ID: V-MID0032 Last Modified: 25 Feb 2020 Last Full Update: 29 Jan 2019
Opportunity Details
ContactHeather Stone, Canadian Red Cross; Phone: 705-721-3313 ext 5278; Fax: 705-739-9916; Email:
DutiesTo support and provide companionship to isolated, lonely people who are unable to socialize in their community. Through regular contact a formation of friendship can lead to care relationships based on mutual interests, activities and conversations.
BenefitsProviding a valuable service to the community 
Mileage Reimbursement at $0.45/km 
References available upon request
ClientsSeniors, adults with physical disabilities
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Men ; Women ; Newcomers / English as a second language ; Individuals
Areas of InterestFriend / Penpal
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Customer Service ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Friendly attitude, good communication skills, dependable and respectful of confidentiality, good listening skills, and non-judgemental.
Commitment LengthMedium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Long Term (More than 1 year)
Interaction LevelOne-on-one
Minimum Hours1 / 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, Evening 
Sunday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityUnknown - visits take place in client private residences-- accessibility will vary.
Number of PositionsBarrie: 5 individual(s) ; Coldwater: 5 individual(s) ; Midland: 5 individual(s) ; Penetanguishene: 2 individual(s) ; Simcoe County: 5 individual(s) ; Springwater: 2 individual(s) ; Tay: 2 individual(s) ; Tiny: 2 individual(s) 
18 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Training on-going ; mandatory ongoing training 2-4 times a year
TransportationNear public transit - Barrie, Midland and Collingwood Offices are near public transit
Police CheckRequired
Liability InsuranceAvailable
Agency Details
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Organization NameCanadian Red Cross, Simcoe Muskoka Branch, Volunteer Services
Office Phone705-721-3313
Toll Free Phone1-800-387-2251
Address & Map
65 Cedar Pointe Dr, Unit 809B
Barrie, ON L4N 5R7
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