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About the Position
Position #: 3010
OrganizationSunnyside Seniors' Services, Region of Waterloo
Position: Friendly Visitor
Location: 247 Franklin Street North, Kitchener, ON, Canada
Impact Statement: Volunteers who visit residents and tenants one on one, provide an important weekly social interaction for seniors who may be lonely and have few family members visiting.
Description: Volunteers are needed to visit one-on-one with residents. Depending on the residents interests, volunteers might spend time visiting in their rooms, going for walks, working on the computer, or playing games. Volunteers should be friendly, outgoing and have excellent communication skills. They must be able to work independently.
Requirements: English Proficiency, Confidentiality, Work Without Supervision
Training Details: Volunteer orientation is provided and introductory visit. Games, books, puzzles, music, art and manicure supplies are available for use. Volunteers who speak German are particularly needed.
Working Conditions: Volunteer will be visiting unsupervised, usually in the volunteer's room or somewhere in the Home.
Duration: 7 - 12 months
Timing: Anytime
Time Detail: Hours are flexible: one to two hours a week for a minimum of 6 months. Early evening preferred (6:00pm - 8:00pm). Male and female visitors needed.
Age: 18+
Ideal for: An Individual
Transportation: On a bus route
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible entrance, Wheelchair accessible washroom, Designated accessible parking space, Support volunteers with special needs, Accessible work space
Area(s) of Interest: Caring Support, Senior Services
Skill(s): Interpersonal Communication, Communicate in Plain Language, Empathy
How to Apply
Application Link:
Email: Send an Email Message
Contact: Janice Klassen
Phone: 519-893-8482 Ext. 6372
Address: 247 Franklin St. N. Kitchener, N2A 1Y5


Volunteer Action Centre
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