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Activities involved
Companion/Visitor
Requirements:
  • Interview
  • Police Check
  • References
  • Vulnerable Sector Search
Also required for this position: Volunteer Orientation
Languages Needed:

*fluency in English and a second language is an asset, but not mandatory

  • Work remotely
  • Flexible in schedule
  • Good for groups
  • Good for youth

Friendly Visitor Volunteer (By Phone)

#420 5920 - 1A Street SW, Calgary, AB, T2H 0G3 [map]
1-20 hours / weekly
6 months minimum.
Many seniors in our community experience isolation and loneliness. Friendly Visiting is a meaningful way to give back to the community and make a difference in the life of a senior. Our Friendly Visitor Volunteers explore common interests, share experiences, and build connections with their senior pair. You may also learn something new yourself! 

Please note: Due to COVID-19, our Friendly Visitor Program is now by phone.
Additional Details & Skills Required
Friendly Visitor Volunteers receive thorough training in connecting with seniors, and are provided with ongoing support and supervision and from our Friendly Visitor Case Manager.

To submit your volunteer application, please visit: https://www.jfsc.org/support-jfsc/volunteer.html
Certification or Education Required
We ask that volunteers:
*live in Calgary, AB
*be willing to obtain a Police Information Check with a Vulnerable Sector Search
*be kind and patient, possess excellent communication skills, and demonstrate professionalism
*background in social work is an asset, but not mandatory
Why should you volunteer for this opportunity?
Make a significant difference in the lives of older Calgarians experiencing isolation and loneliness!
Activities involved
Companion/Visitor
Requirements:
  • Interview
  • Police Check
  • References
  • Vulnerable Sector Search
Also required for this position: Volunteer Orientation
Languages Needed:

*fluency in English and a second language is an asset, but not mandatory

  • Remote or online
  • Flexible in schedule
  • Good for groups
  • Good for youth