Friendly Visiting Program - Winnipeg Area

Opportunity ID: 2575

Organization Details
Organization Name: MS Society of Canada- Manitoba Division
Address: 1465 Buffalo Place
Winnipeg, MB R3T 1L8
Organizational Description: The MS Society provides services to people with multiple sclerosis and their families and funds research to find the cause and cure for this disease. We have a membership of 17,000 and are the only national voluntary organization in Canada that supports both MS research and services. Since our founding in 1948, the core support of the MS Society has been from tens of thousands of dedicated individuals, companies and foundations in communities across Canada. The Society receives almost no funding from government.

The MS Society is governed by a board of directors comprised of 14 volunteer members who are elected annually. There are seven regional divisions and more than 90 chapters that engage in many community-based activities.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: The Winnipeg Area of the Manitoba Division is looking for volunteers for the Friendly Visiting Program to visit individuals with MS living in personal care homes. We ask that volunteers be able to visit at least once a month. Following the completion of an application and screening, volunteers receive an orientation and are then matched to a person with MS. If you have a few hours to spare each month, consider friendly visiting as a wonderful way to brighten someone's day.
For more information contact Deanna at or 204-943-9595 ext. 4905.
Skills Required: Must be able to arrange your own transportation
Skills Gained/Related Careers:
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Daytime
We ask that volunteers be able to visit at least once per month.
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: Training/Orientation
How to Apply: Email:
Phone: 204-943-9595
In Person
Closing Date: Sep 25, 2018
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