We are seeking volunteers to provide one to one visits to our residents.During the pandemic this will be mainly virtual and through phone support.
You are warm, friendly and have the ability to communicate with sensitivity and deal with people in a calm and empathetic manner. Friendly Visiting volunteers provide companionship and support to help individuals and their families feel connected and valued. This program is intended to help individuals maintain social interaction with the community and alleviate isolation.
Spend quality time with some of our residents and help to create a social atmosphere.
Check in before and after shift.
Criminal Record Check required before starting this position.
Ability to Understand and Be Understood in English. second language appricated and valued
Good Interpersonal Skills (discretion, courtesy, empathy, friendly, outgoing, supportive, people oriented).
Knowledge and Compliance with Infection Control Requirements.
Ability to Maintain Confidentiality.
Motivation to Follow the Fraser Health Respectful Workplace Policy.
Your role as a volunteer would support the residents' mental, social, and emotional wellnes by giving them someone to talk and share with.
Friendly and kind personality.
Enjoys connecting and communicating with others.
Curious about others' interests and passions, and willing to share a little about themselves to keep the conversations flowing.
Applicants MUST be at Least 18 Years Old.
Able to Commit to a Regular (once a week) Schedule for a Minimum of one year.