Are you a good listener and love to bring comfort through conversation? Do you enjoy chatting with a wide variety of people?
Role Purpose Summary
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.
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 behaviors (i.e. cues as to continue or end conversations and/or visit)
Good, clear communication skills
Ability to initiate and maintain conversation while maintaining professional boundaries
Patient, positive disposition and a willingness to socialize and help others
Familiarity with Geriatrics and/or vulnerable populations an asset (mental health, addictions, homelessness)
Police Information Check with Vulnerable Sector Check mandatory for this position, cost covered by Edmonton Centre of Hope
Once a week
Weekdays Only: 9:30 am - 11:30 am OR 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Long-term commitment preferred