Our volunteers are matched with senior clients for one-on-one home visits, with the purpose of alleviating feelings of isolation and loneliness. Volunteers engage our clients in meaningful conversation and activities of interest, such as reminiscing, music therapy, card games, board games and more. While engaging clients and monitoring their social and mental well-being, volunteers also provide respite to caregivers.
The Friendly Visiting program also incorporates Telephone Reassurance, an independent program where volunteers provide clients with 30-minute weekly phone check-ins.
Volunteers would be required to visit the client’s once/week for a minimum of 1 hour, on a mutually decided date and time. Monthly reporting, to the Friendly Visiting Coordinator, of attended dates, times and activities is required.
If you are interested in becoming a Friendly Visiting and/or Telephone Reassurance Volunteers, apply today!