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Friendly Visitor

Friendly Visiting Program

City of Cambridge

   About the Position

Impact Statement
Volunteers are an important part of developing the Cambridge community. The City of Cambridge supports, facilitates and values the efforts of all our volunteers. There are many volunteer opportunities in the City of Cambridge, including one-time, two-hour commitments and weekly commitments on a year-round basis.

The Friendly Visiting Program is recruiting volunteers to have in-person and/or phone visits with our isolated clients.
Regular/weekly scheduled visits with a client for a minimum of eight months. For those clients waiting for a match, you may be assigned a client to call once per week. Visits are set up at a mutually convenient time for the client and the volunteer.
Qualifications: Good listening skills, caring and friendly, patience, reliable and responsible, compassionate, empathetic, the ability to accept people as they are, sense of humor, the ability to focus on the client’s needs and must be 18 years of age or older. For more information contact 519-623-1340, ext 4820 or email [email protected]
Time Commitment
Duration: 7 - 12 months Anytime Flexible to your availability. Regular/weekly scheduled visits.
Contact Information
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The Friendly Visiting Program
519-623-1340 Ext. 4820

Position Qualifications

Ideal for: An Individual
Age: 18+

Area(s) of Interest: Caring Support, Health Care / Wellness, Senior Services

Skill(s): Customer Service, Verbal Communication, Sensitivity, Empathy, Respect

Training / Work Condtions

Training Details: Training will be provided before starting your visiting.
All volunteers are required to attend training/orientation sessions as arranged by program staff. Participate in minimum of 2 Educational workshops that will be offered. The Friendly Visiting staff will provide an introduction between the client (and caregiver), with the volunteer during the first in person visit.
Working Conditions: In-person visits take place in clients' homes. Virtual visits over the phone.
Transportation: NONE Needed

Time Commitment

Duration: 7 - 12 months
Flexible to your availability. Regular/weekly scheduled visits.

   Contact Information
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Lisa Whelan
519-623-1340 Ext. 4820
1145 Concession Road Cambridge, N3H 4L6

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