In person Friendly Visitor
Volunteer Types: Companionship/Visiting
Organization types: Disabilities, Poverty/Social Justice, Senior Citizens, Women
Long term (6 months to a year)
Application Deadline: July 31, 2024
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POSITION: Friendly Visitor – IN PERSON

OBJECTIVE: To reduce the isolation of a senior or adult with a disability in the community

DUTIES: To meet and/or call regularly at a time that is convenient for both of you.
To call the client if you are unavoidably detained for a visit
To inform the coordinator if you are concerned about the person you visit.
To keep in touch with the coordinator and to call in your hours each month
To inform both the coordinator and the client if you need to stop volunteering

Excellent interpersonal and listening skills
Reliable and patient
An understanding and respect of confidentiality
Must speak one of the following languages: Portuguese, French, Spanish Russian or Polish

LOCATION: To visit client in their home, or a predetermined location

Interested in Helping? Volunteers who want to make a difference in people’s lives are always welcome. If you are interested in volunteering to be a Friendly Visitor, please submit your application through our website:

One meeting or call per week (1-2 hours)

Responsible to the coordinator of the friendly visiting program
Please call 613-737-5115, ext. 2326 with any questions or concerns

*Please do not wear scented products while volunteering as many of our clients have allergies.
*South-East Ottawa Community Health Centre believes we celebrate diversity. Volunteers are asked to adopt an inclusive manner regardless of cultural, sexual, mental, physical or religious differences.

How will this opportunity benefit the volunteer?
Make a difference in your community Feel the personal satisfaction of helping others Opportunity to become aware of social issues Gain volunteer experience & enhance resume Develop and strengthen problem solving and communications skills
How will the organization benefit?
Volunteering with South East Ottawa Community Health Centre is an opportunity to make a difference in your community! Volunteers support our teams in delivering quality services and programs.
Volunteer location:
1355 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON K1H 8K7


Rachel Mutata
@South East Ottawa CHC
Ext: 2294
Time it will take to contact applicants:


This position would be great for: Adults, Newcomers to Canada, Young Adults (19-24)
Number of Positions Available: 10
Good for people interested in: Companionship/Visiting
You will be helping with: Men, Persons with disabilities or medical conditions, Seniors, Women

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