Language Buddy for Seniors Volunteer

Organization Details
Organization Name: A & O: Support Services for Older Adults
Address: 200-207 Donald Street
Winnipeg MB  R3C 1M5
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
Volunteer Opportunity ID: 4037
Description of Duties: A & O Senior Immigrant Settlement Services requires culturally sensitive volunteers, who enjoy working with older adults in our Language Buddy for Seniors Program.

The volunteer:
- Helps older adult newcomers feel less isolated and lonely during the COVID-19 pandemic by calling once or twice a week using their native languages.
- Ability to communicate in languages other than English.
Skills Required: - Must be culturally sensitive.
- Interest in working with people from different cultures, and with older adults.
- Ability to communicate in languages other than English.
- Ability to abide by Agency's Code of Confidentiality.
- Friendly and welcoming manner.
Skills Gained/Related Careers: - Communicating with older adults
- Opportunity to practice interpersonal skills
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment:

Approximately one hour per week.
Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? No
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? No
Opportunity is available to candidates that: Speaks another language (other than French or English): Various
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
How to Apply: Email:
Phone: 204-956-6440
Closing Date: Mar 31, 2024
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