Friendly Phone Call Service -Remote

Organization Details
Organization Name: Volunteer Services, WRHA Community Health & Corporate Programs
Address: MS 208-820 Sherbrook Street
Winnipeg MB  R3A 1R9
Website: https://wrha.mb.ca/volunteer-services/
Organizational Description: In meeting Winnipeg Regional Health Authority's (WRHA) mission and vision, WRHA Volunteer Services will, through meaningful public engagement, develop effective partnerships, mobilize appropriate volunteer and community resources, support a positive working environment and enhance the WRHA's capacity to support and deliver quality services.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: The Friendly Phone Call Service provides regular contact by telephone to a client at risk of social isolation and loneliness and acts as a familiar, supportive person that encourages social stimulation. The volunteer calls the client at least once a week at a mutually agreed upon day and time.
Skills Required: Ability to communicate with others on a one to one basis in an understanding, caring, patient, and sensitive manner.
Ability to work with minimum supervision.
Ability to listen objectively and be tolerant of others beliefs and attitudes.
Ability to maintain boundaries.
Excellent interpersonal skills and proficiency in English or other languages as needed.
Skills Gained/Related Careers: Provide companionship to a socially isolated individual in the community.
Make a personal contribution to Community health services.
Practice and enhance communication skills.
Age: 31-54
Time Commitment:
Up to 1 hour per week; additional time for training and reporting, for a minimum three month commitment, but longer is preferred.
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: Are fulfilling volunteer hours for credit
Speaks French
Uses a wheelchair
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
Evaluation
Supervision
Training/Orientation
How to Apply: Online: wrha.mb.ca/volunteer-services/opportunities/
Closing Date: Nov 30, 2022