Friendly Phone Call Service Telephone Companion

Organization Details
Organization Name: Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA)
Address: c/o MS 208-820 Sherbrook Street
Winnipeg MB  R3A 1R9
Website: http://www.wrha.mb.ca
Organizational Description: The WRHA delivers and administers health servcies in the Winnipeg region.

WRHA Volunteer Services coordinates volunteer placements in Community Health and Corporate programs as well as the Breast Health Centre and Pan Am Clinic.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: The Friendly Phone Call Service program is an over the phone socialization program that matches volunteers with WRHA clients in community health programs who have expressed feelings of loneliness and/or isolation. Volunteers call clients at least once a week at a mutually agreed upon day and time and calls can be made from the comfort of your own home.
Skills Required: 1) Ability to communicate with others on a one to one basis in an understanding, caring, patient, and sensitive manner.
2) Ability to work with minimum supervision.
3) Ability to listen objectively and be tolerant of others beliefs and attitudes.
4) Ability to maintain boundaries.
5) Excellent interpersonal skills and proficiency in English or other languages as needed.
Skills Gained/Related Careers: 1) Make a personal contribution to community health services.
2) Practice and enhance communication skills.
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Daytime, Evening
Up to 1 hour per week for a minimum three month commitment, but a longer commitment is preferred if agreeable between the client and volunteer. Calls are made in the comfort of your own home. Attendance at a 2 hour orientation session is required.
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 French
Uses a wheelchair
Speaks another language: Depends on Clients' languages
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
Training/Orientation
How to Apply: Online: www.wrha.mb.ca/careers/volunteer/apply.php
Closing Date: Jan 30, 2020