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Position: 1066 - Telephone Reassurance Program Volunteers
Organization: Active Adult Centre of Mississauga
Position Address: Active Adult Centre of Mississauga, 116-377 Burnhamthorpe Road East, Mississauga, ON, Canada
Location: Virtual

Goal

'Active Adult Centre of Mississauga' seeks caring adults, who have experience in volunteering, to join our team to assist with making daily 'check-in' calls to isolated and vulnerable seniors living in our community. The calls are made from your home, and will only require 15 minutes of your time. Our goal for you is to enjoy the friendliness and security for older adults that you will bring, when you become part of this immensely worthwhile program.


Description

  • Volunteers work from home, from a list of seniors to be contacted by telephone
  • Volunteers will make friendly, polite, caring inquiries, so as to re-assure the seniors on their lists
  • *** PLEASE NOTE: Volunteer screening for applicants will be VIRTUAL during COVID-19 (phone/email/online)


Benefits

> Provide vital support to a very important program ('TRP') in the community > Gain experience helping and supporting seniors > Opportunity to improve skills in assisting those who are isolated, lonely, and vulnerable within the community > Personal satisfaction that you brightened a senior's day, besides assisting in other ways


Qualifications

  • Experience in volunteering, preferably related to a 'TRP'
  • Excellent telephone disposition
  • Solid listening and conversation skills
  • PLEASE NOTE: This 'position' requires a minimum 1 year commitment, and a satisfactory 'Police Vulnerable Sector Check' will be required.

Min Age: 18   
Police Check: Required   
Resume: Not required   
Driver's Licence: Not required


Time Commitment
This is a Long Term (More than 6 months) commitment
Shifts are available on the following days
 - Monday Morning, Monday Afternoon, Monday Evening, Tuesday Morning, Tuesday Afternoon, Tuesday Evening, Wednesday Morning, Wednesday Afternoon, Wednesday Evening, Thursday Morning, Thursday Afternoon, Thursday Evening, Friday Morning, Friday Afternoon, Friday Evening

FLEXIBLE, depending upon need, as agreed between the Centre and the volunteer


Training

Orientation about the 'Telephone Reassurance Program' (TRP) will be provided (VIRTUAL)


More Details
Areas of Interest: Crisis, Distress & Emergency Response, Customer Service, Counselling & Mental Health, Social Media, Senior Support
Accessibility: Unknown
Ideal for: Individuals



How to Contact
Send an Email Message
Social Media
http://www.aacmiss.ca


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