Friendly Visitor

(Home for Life South Georgian Bay, Collingwood - Tracey Lane)

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Position ID: V-CWD0240 Last Modified: 14 Mar 2020 Last Full Update: 14 Mar 2020
Opportunity Details
ContactVolunteer Services Coordinator, Home For Life; Phone: 705-444-0040 ext 149; Email:
DutiesThis is a flexible volunteering opportunity for people interested in helping a local, older individual, who may be experiencing loneliness. Volunteers ease the burden of loneliness by providing friendship, company and conversation either in the comfort of the client's home or though short social outings in the community.  
Sometimes people sit and chat over a cup of coffee, or they may play board games, watch TV or go out to a cafe. Commitment level is up to the volunteer; one time, occasional and/or temporary volunteers are welcome. 
The relationship between the volunteer and client can promote confidence, health and well being, and provide them with a new friendship. This activity will help expand you social circle, meet new people and make a difference in the live of another person.
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BenefitsMeeting new people. Helping in you community. Helping people who sometimes feel isolated and lonely.
ClientsMostly adults in the Georgian Bay area who require various assistance..
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Men ; Women
Areas of InterestCommunity Outreach ; Friend / Penpal ; Social Interaction
Skills/ExperienceDependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing
Commitment LengthShort Term ; Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Long Term ; Various Commitment Lengths
Interaction LevelOne-on-one ; Small Group ; Large Group ; Various Interaction Levels
Dates and TimesTimes and arrangements will be made by volunteer and client. Usually during day.
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityUnknown ; Various Locations
LocationBlue Mountains, Collingwood, Wasaga, Stayner, Nottawa and Creemore
Number of PositionsBlue Mountains: 1 individual(s) ; Clearview (Simcoe County): 1 individual(s) ; Collingwood: 2 individual(s) ; Creemore: 2 individual(s) ; Grey County: 2 individual(s) ; Simcoe County: 1 individual(s) ; Wasaga Beach: 2 individual(s) 
11 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingTraining is provided
TransportationCar required ; Volunteers are responsible for their own transportation
Police CheckRequired
Agency Details
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Organization NameHome for Life South Georgian Bay, Collingwood - Tracey Lane
Office Phone705-444-0040 ext 149
Address & Map
Collingwood, ON
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Mailing Addressc/o Community Connection 
PO Box 683 
Collingwood, ON L9Y 4E8