Friendly Visitor Volunteer
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Friendly Visitor Volunteer

Responsible To:

  1. Director of Resident Services
  2. Resident Services Assistant/Volunteer Coordinator

Purpose of Position

  1. To establish a one-to-one relationship with a resident of Huron Lodge who is in need of a friend
  2. To provide a meaningful social interaction with a resident

Functional Responsibilities

  • Visit resident or residents on a regular basis
  • Develop a meaningful, friendly relationship with a resident(s)
  • Take the resident(s) outside Huron Lodge (on the grounds) if desired, go for walks, help with writing letters, help with shopping, playing board games, read to them, etc.
  • Assist residents throughout the course of a game
  • Engage in activities meaningful to both resident and volunteer
  • Attend volunteer meetings as required
  • Follow all current Huron Lodge rules, policies and procedures
  • Provide socialization to residents who chose not to participate in organized group activities.

Qualifications:

  • Interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work with the elderly, their families, and other volunteer staff
  • Warm and caring personality
  • Reliability

Contacts:

Huron Lodge
1881 Cabana Road West
Windsor, Ontario
Canada
N9G 1C7 

Phone: For general information, call 311.  For detailed inquiries, call Mary Carroll (519) 253-6060 ext. 8276.
Fax: (519) 977-8027