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Position:
1483 - Seniors Lunch Brunch Program> Volunteer Needed (Urgent Hiring)
Organization:
Position Address:
VON Peel Ofice: 78 William Street, Mississauga, ON, Canada
Location:
Mississauga

Goal

VON Canada is a national, not-for-profit, charitable home and community care organization. For more than 115 years, our nurses, therapists and other health care providers have cared for Canadians in their own homes. Today, we offer more than 75 home care, personal support, and community services designed to help people of all ages to get healthy and stay healthy. Our team of more than 5,000 staff and 9,000 volunteers serves Canadians in more than 1,200 communities across our country. The purpose of the Senior Lunch Bunch Program is to improve the health and well-being of isolated seniors living in the community, plus provide occasional relief for caregivers, in order to maintain clients' independent functioning in the community for as long as possible. As long as the COVID-19 Pandemic lasts, strict HEALTH & SAFETY procedures will be followed.If you are an early retiree, even an 'older adult' (55+) without pre-existing conditions that have you classified as 'vulnerable' in a pandemic, engaging with the VON may be a great way to help. We are very receptive to your application to join this worthwhile program for a long-term engagement (at least 6 months) that will impact your fellow residents directly.


Description

Brighten the day for a senior or physically disabled adult by helping to serve lunch in a senior’s residence building. Volunteers will be responsible for the setup and takedown of the Dining Room; serving clients their meals; providing comradery to clients as well as being an advocate of VON Peel while with the clients. Training, education, and ongoing support are provided to all the volunteers. The volunteer and client develop a healthy, supportive relationship based on trust, open-mindedness, sharing and caring, warmth, and empathy.

Volunteers are needed in 4 different locations in the Mississauga area. The volunteering will be 3hrs a day 10:30 am to 1:30 pm, once a week, for a minimum of 6 months period. This volunteer opportunity will be best ideal for people who love to socialize and make new friends while helping the community.

To promote program quality, all applicants for this volunteering 'role' are expected to participate in an interview, plus be subject to reference checks, a Police Vulnerable Sector Check, with comprehensive orientation and training provided to those applicants who are accepted for the program.

Click on the 'Apply Now!' yellow box.


Benefits

  • Supporting members of our local community who are in genuine need of assistance
  • Learn/enhance your care giving skills/experience (add to your resume)
  • Benefit from training and support by the VON
  • Enjoy the direct socialization, plus contribution that you will make in a VON client's life


Qualifications

  • Time commitment: 3 Hours per week for a minimum of 6 months
  • Solid oral/written communication skills in English
  • Vulnerable Sector Police Check
  • Ability to travel to Seniors Buildings
  • Ability/Commitment to keep to the weekly schedule
  • Respect for, and adherence to, privacy/confidentiality

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


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

MINIMUM of 6 months commitment required that will include weekly 3 hour shifts


Training

A 3-hour training session is required after successful completion of an interview, We also require a Vulnerable Sector Police Check. *** Please call Rosmira, if you would like further information (see 'How to Contact', below)


More Details
Areas of Interest: Culture & Heritage, Food Services, Social Media, Senior Support, Multilingual
Accessibility: Unknown
Ideal for: Individuals, Co-op Placements, Newcomers, Older Adults



How to Contact
Send an Email Message
Social Media
http://www.von.ca
https://www.facebook.com/VONCanada
https://twitter.com/VON_Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/company/victorian-order-of-nurses-for-canada/
https://www.youtube.com/c/VictorianOrderofNursesVON


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