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Friendly Visitor - FRIENDLY CALLS (during COVID19 pandemic)

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Organization: Eastern Ottawa Resource Centre/Centre des ressources de lest dOttawa

Commitment: Short term (less than 6 months)

Availability: Weekends; Flexible; Evenings; Days

Language Preference: Bilingual

Number of Positions Available: 7

Location: Flexible

Deadline: Aug 21, 2020

Description

UPDATE*Our clients are feeling isolated more than ever due to the covid19 situation in our community. A friendly call from a volunteer would brighten up their day and break the isolation most of these seniors are experiencing. These calls can be made from the comfort of your home!
A Friendly Visitor will visit a senior in their own home for about 1 hour per week. Seniors who are feeling isolated/lonely and looking for companionship.

Contact

Joanne Vermette

613-741-6025

Ext: 106

jvermette@eorc-creo.ca

Volunteer Opportunity Address
215-1980 Ogilvie Rd. Ottawa, On K1J 9L3

Details

Good for people interested in: Companionship/Visiting; COVID-19 Virtual Volunteering

You will be working with: Seniors

How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
Great opportunity to work with seniors and help them feel less isolated.

How will the organization benefit?
The seniors will benefit. Less social isolation.

Organization category: Social services

Volunteer Considerations

Time it will take to contact applicants - 1-6 days

This position would be great for - Seniors (65+)

Vulnerable sector check required: Yes

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