Volunteer Respite Companion

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 older adults in their own homes 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 an older adult 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. A police record check is required, because of the vulnerability of the people we serve. In order to complete this, applicants must be a resident of Canada for a minimum of 12 months.
Skills Gained/Related Careers: Gain experience working one on one with older adults 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 1-2 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? No
Opportunity is available to candidates that: General Populace
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
How to Apply: Email: cwc@aosupportservices.ca
Phone: 204-452-9491
In Person
Online: caregivingwithconfidence.org/volunteer-opportunities/
Closing Date: Dec 31, 2021
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