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About the Position
Position #: 17860
OrganizationCommunity Support Connections - Meals on Wheels and More
Position: Friendly Visitors - Friendly Visiting Program
Location: Various locations in Kitchener-Waterloo (Volunteer Office shown: 61 Woolwich Street N., Breslau)
Impact Statement: Community Support Connections - Meals on Wheels and More’s Friendly Visiting program provides friendship and companionship to housebound and socially isolated clients. Each friendship is unique and volunteers create a sense of belonging within our community. The program may also provide an overwhelmed caregiver with a much needed break.
Description: As a Friendly visitor, you'd visit a socially isolated individual at their home or take them out for an outing, once a week for 1 – 3 hours. Activities may include chatting over a cup of coffee, playing cards, or watching a movie. 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.

Educational background, work experience or prior volunteer experience in mental health, or social services an asset.
Requirements: English Proficiency, Confidentiality, Work Without Supervision
Training Details: -Volunteer Specialist is always available to discuss concerns and to provide ongoing support, as needed.
-CSC offers regular volunteer educational workshops on various topics. All volunteers are notified of upcoming sessions.
Working Conditions: Visit clients at their home,unsupervised, working with older adults and/or adults with disability.
Duration: 7 - 12 months
Timing: Anytime
Time Detail: 1-3 hours per week at a mutually convenient time. An eight month commitment is required for this position.
Age: 18+
Ideal for: An Individual, A Newcomer
Transportation: On a bus route
Area(s) of Interest: Caring Support, Senior Services
Skill(s): Cultural Awareness/Sensitivity, Interpersonal Communication, Motivate Others, Empathy, Adaptability
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 , N0B1M0

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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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