Respite Companion

Organization Details
Organization Name: Caregiving With Confidence
Address: 200-280 Smith St.
Winnipeg MB  R3C 1K2
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. Our current volunteers go walking, play cards and enjoy music with our clients. NO NURSING DUTIES REQUIRED.

Specifically looking for someone located in the St. James/Assiniboia area, however these services are required in all areas of Winnipeg and all are welcome to apply.
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 adult 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.
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Daytime, Evening, Weekend
Time-requirements are flexible, from occasional visits, to a once a week commitment for 1-2 hours.
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:
Phone: 204-452-9491
Closing Date: Dec 31, 2021
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