Volunteer Opportunity

August 16th, 2017 in Latest News Email to a friend 0

Home Visiting Volunteer, Seniors’ WrapAround Program

 

The Seniors’ WrapAround (WA) Home Visiting Program aims to provide and engage isolated, senior clients in meaningful activities with a volunteer home visitor. The goal of the volunteer’s role is to improve the clients’ WA transition phase through ongoing support, engagement and advocacy for the senior client. The volunteer will work together with the WA Facilitator to plan and accomplish client’s goals and to encourage continuous positive client outcomes.

Primary responsibilities or tasks:

  • Spend a minimum of two hours per week volunteering with the client
  • Maintain  the role as a friendly visitor for a minimum of one year
  • Maintain and  uphold client confidentiality
  • Retain a strong ability to take initiative and work with minimal supervision
  • Be willing to learn and participate in orientation, training programs and meetings
  • Comply with the polices and procedures of the organization

Qualifications:

  • A genuine interest in helping others
  • Strong interpersonal, social and communication skills
  • A respectful demeanor towards individuals of varying backgrounds and identities
  • Strong listening skills and the ability to LISTEN without judgement
  • Complete a criminal background check

What you will gain from this opportunity:

  • Comprehensive training and resources pertaining to older adults and a community health model
  • Recognized & valuable cultural competency training
  • Experience in a strengths based approach
  • Making a difference in the life of an isolated senior
  • Developing empathy and understanding related to social determinants of health and migration
  • A reference letter

Time Commitment: A minimum of 2 hours of home visiting per week and a 1 year commitment is required.

Please contact Janelle Stewart at 519-660-0875 ex 251 or jstewart@lihc.on.ca to learn more about volunteering for this position.