Volunteer Respite Companion

Opportunity ID: 21

Organization Details
Organization Name: Caregiving With Confidence
Address: 200-280 Smith St.
Winnipeg, MB R3C 1K2
Website: http://caregivingwithconfidence.org
Organizational Description: Caregiving with Confidence (formerly Rupert's Land Caregiver Services) exists to provide services supporting caregivers of elderly persons in their own home in Winnipeg.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: Caregiving with Confidence(formerly Rupert's Land Caregiver Services) "Time-out for Caregivers Program" needs volunteers to provide companionship to a senior so that their caregiver may have some free-time. These services are required in all areas of Winnipeg - we are specifically looking for volunteers to visit in GARDEN CITY and SEVEN OAKS. Our current volunteers go walking, play cards and enjoy music with our clients. NO NURSING DUTIES REQUIRED.
Skills Required: A willingness to have a friendly visit with a person in need of companionship. Volunteers will be matched (as much as possible) based on interests/ hobbies, and area of town.
Skills Gained/Related Careers: Gain experience working one on one with seniors and caregivers doing a variety of activities. This is an excellent experience opportunity for those wishing to pursue a career in health and social services or those who have a passion connecting with older adults.
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment:
Flexible - once a week to once a month for 2-4 hours each visit.
Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? Yes
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? Yes
Opportunity is available to candidates that: General Populace
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
Certificate of recognition
How to Apply: Email: volunteer@caregivingwithconfidence.org
Phone: 204-452-9491
In Person
Closing Date: Dec 31, 2018
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