Friendly Visitor
Volunteer Types: Companionship/Visiting
Organization types: Disabilities, Senior Citizens
Short term (less than 6 months)
Application Deadline: March 31, 2023
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Many residents would love to have a special friend to spend time with. Perhaps to go for a walk, play a game of scrabble, or just sit and chat over a cup of tea. So many of our residents have led rich and interesting lives and would love to share their memories with a friend. Friendly visitors are especially important for residents with no families or whose loved ones live far away.

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Volunteer location:
55 Lodge Road, Ottawa, ON K2C 3H1. Carleton Lodge is located on the Rideau River near the point where Prince of Wales Drive meets Woodroffe Avenue. It is ideally situated for residents of Manotick, Barrhaven and Nepean South. The Lodge has ample parking. The nearest bus stop is a short walk away.


Kim Ouellette
@City of Ottawa - Long Term Care - Carleton Lodge
Time it will take to contact applicants:


This position would be great for: Adults, Seniors (65+)
Number of Positions Available: 20
Good for people interested in: Companionship/Visiting
You will be helping with: Persons with disabilities or medical conditions, Seniors

Volunteer Considerations

  • Police record check required
  • Vulnerable sector check required
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