The Brenda Strafford Foundation (Companionship and social visitor volunteer)

Organization Name: The Brenda Strafford Foundation
Opportunity Title: Companionship and social visitor volunteer
Category: Social and Community Service
Commitment: Ongoing Opportunity (> 1 year)
Start Date: February 21, 2023
End Date: December 31, 2029

Email: BSF.Volunteer@thebsf.ca
Website: https://www.thebsf.ca/
Details:
  • Background/police check required
  • Appropriate for youth (i.e., less than 18)
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged between 18 and 55
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged 55 and over
  • Family-oriented volunteering
  • Training or orientation required
Opportunity Description:

Do you enjoy chatting? Are you curious about the stories older adults want to share? Do you enjoy puzzles, board games, card games, reading to someone? Then the Social Visitor role is for you. You will both give and receive the gift of companionship and friendship.  Social Visitor guests have an opportunity to share thoughts, ideas and stories while spending time with our residents on a one-to-one basis. Whether helping with a puzzle, playing a game, or simply hanging out together, you will be a trusted companion to our continuing care residents. We have opportunities for both daytime and early evening hours. You will need: Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to engage with residents Understand the safety requirements and rules of the Brenda Strafford Foundation Sign in and out and track your hours Arrive on time and maintain a professional demeanor with residents and staff Report the resident’s participation to your supervisor for charting on their clinical record In a timely manner, let your supervisor know if you are running late or unable to fulfill your commitment

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