A&O Arabic Speaking Volunteer Visitor

Opportunity ID: 3014

Organization Details
Organization Name: A & O: Support Services for Older Adults
Address: 200-280 Smith Street
Winnipeg, MB R3C 1K2
Website: www.aosupportservices.ca
Organizational Description: Since 1957, A & O: Support Services for Older Adults has been providing specialized social services to older adults. Our programs fall under 3 pillars of service: Safety & Security, Social Engagement and Counselling. Last year, we helped over 27,000 older Manitobans.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: A & O: Support Services for Older Adults requires Connect Program volunteers to provide social companionship to older adults living in the Winnipeg community. A & O currently requires a volunteer visitor who enjoy conversation in Arabic for Sunday afternoons. If you can commit a minimum of one hour a week, you can make a difference for an older adult living in our community. For more information, contact Anita at AAdams@aosupportservices.ca or call 204-956-6440.
Skills Required: -Strong conversational and interpersonal skills required
-Ability to work independently
-Completed criminal Record Search and Adult Abuse Registry check will be required of successful applicants, to be discussed.
Skills Gained/Related Careers: -Communicating with older adults
-Opportunity to practice interpersonal skills
-Opportunity to attend training session on a variety of topics related to aging.
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Daytime
Sundays Only, minimum one hour a week.
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: Speaks another language: Arabic & English
Organization will provide: Certificate of recognition
How to Apply: Email: AAdams@aosupportservices.ca
Closing Date: May 31, 2019
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