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About the Position
Position #: 13447
OrganizationCommunity Support Connections - Meals on Wheels and More
Position: Bilingual Friendly Visitors
Location: 61 Woolwich Street North, Breslau (office)
Impact Statement: Friendly visitors provide socially isolated seniors and adults with disabilities much needed friendship and companionship, alleviating feelings of loneliness and isolation. Just a couple of hours per weeks helps foster social inclusion, improving the quality of life. Each friendship is unique and volunteers become an important link to the outside world. Volunteers also provide caregivers with a much needed break.
Description: Friendly visitors visit a client at their home or take them out for an outing once a week for 1 – 3 hours. Activities can include a craft, playing cards, or simply chatting.

We currently have some clients who speak very little to no English and therefore require a visitor who speaks their mother tongue.
We are looking for individuals who speak any of the following languages: German, French, Spanish, Ukrainian, Polish, Russian, Taishan, Portuguese, Italian. English speakers are also always needed.

Flexible time commitment. Visits are scheduled at a mutually convenient time for both volunteer and client. An eight month commitment is required for this position. Brighten someone’s day and make a real difference in your community.
Requirements: Confidentiality, Work Without Supervision
Training Details: Orientation and on-going supervisor support, as needed.
Duration: 7 - 12 months
Timing: Anytime
Time Detail: Weekly 1-3 hour visit.An eight month commitment is required for this position.
Age: 18+
Ideal for: An Individual
Transportation: On a bus route
Area(s) of Interest: Caring Support, Health Care/Emergency, Senior Services
Skill(s): Collaboration, Cultural Awareness/Sensitivity, Interpersonal Communication
How to Apply
Application Link:
Application File:
Website: http://www.communitysupportconnections.org
Email: Send an Email Message
Contact: Desiree Smith
Phone: 519-772-8787 Ext. 204
Address: 61 Woolwich Street North Breslau , N0B 1M0

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Volunteer Action Centre of Kitchener Waterloo and Area
(Townships Wellesley, Wilmot and Woolwich)
151 Frederick Street, Suite 500
Kitchener ON N2H 2M2
Phone: 519 742 8610
Fax: 519 742 0559
Monday - Thursday
9 am - 4 pm
Friday: 9 am - 12 pm
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