Are you a good listener and love to bring comfort through conversation? Do you enjoy chatting with a wide variety of people?
In this highly interactive volunteer role, you will make a real difference in someone’s life by providing friendly visitations and offer conversation and positive support to otherwise socially isolated individuals.
Key accountabilities include:
Conduct visits with persons who are isolated for a variety of reason such as physical illness or confinement
Be warm, courteous and approachable
Make eye contact and be attentive
Provide friendly visitation and chats
May be asked to pray or reflect with the client
Provide a positive and reassuring outlook
Initiate conversations with residents/program participants on a variety of topics while maintaining professional boundaries and strict confidentiality
Be observant about resident/program participant behaviours (i.e. cues as to continue or end conversations and/or visit)