A & O: Volunteer Visitors in Downtown, St. James and Seven Oaks Areas Needed

Organization Details
Organization Name: A & O: Support Services for Older Adults
Address: 200-207 Donald Street
Winnipeg MB  R3C 1M5
Website: https://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
Volunteer Opportunity ID: 4371
Description of Duties:

Want to give back to your community? A & O: Support Services for Older Adults' Connect Program is looking for volunteers to provide social companionship to older adults living in the St. James, Downtown (male volunteers) and Seven Oaks areas of Winnipeg in person. A & O currently requires volunteers who enjoy conversation and have strong conversational and interpersonal skills. If you can commit a minimum of one hour a week in the morning, afternoon, or evening, you can make a difference for an older adult living in our community. For more information, contact us at volunteer@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:
Flexible Hours

Volunteers are free to complete phone calls and/or visits during mornings, afternoons, evenings, or weekends depending on the schedules of both the volunteer and the older adult.

Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
- Downtown
- Seven Oaks
- St. James-Assiniboia
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: Certificate of recognition
How to Apply: Phone: 204-956-6440
Online: app.betterimpact.com/Application?OrganizationGuid=54330b3e-55f7-403d-81f3-4bb11e242988&ApplicationFormNumber=1
Closing Date: Dec 31, 2024