Telephone Support Volunteer

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: Telephone Support Volunteers engage in weekly phone calls to support family caregivers of older adults. This service provides a friendly contact for the caregiver on a regularly scheduled basis approximately once a week for a minimum of 6 months to 1 year. Volunteers are only to provide a listening ear and support, not advice. Volunteers will work closely with staff to ensure that the needs of the caller are met. All calls can be made from the comfort of your own home.
Skills Required: Listen and communicate effectively, a knowledge of the aging process, a positive and empathetic attitude, ability to recognize need for help and communicate to staff, feel comfortable providing support and encouragement.
Skills Gained/Related Careers: Telephone skills, communication skills, ability to listen and provide support.
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Daytime, Evening, Weekend
We will match volunteers and callers to matchced availability. Must be available for a minimum of 1x per week, for at least 6 months to 1 year.
Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? No
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? No
Opportunity is available to candidates that: General Populace
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
Evaluation
Supervision
Training/Orientation
How to Apply: Email: cwc@aosupportservices.ca
Phone: 204-452-9491
Closing Date: Jun 30, 2019
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