Friendly Visitor or Friendly Strolls Volunteer

(Spruce Lodge Continuum of Care, Spruce Lodge, Long Term Care Facility)

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Position ID: V-CWD0341 Last Modified: 18 Jan 2017 Last Full Update: 18 Jan 2017
Opportunity Details
CommentsSpruce Lodge is a Long Term Care home for 128 seniors in Stratford, Ontario. Successful volunteer candidates become part of the Life Enrichment Team.
ContactSusan Bray, Volunteer Coordinator, Spruce Lodge Home for the Aged; Phone: 519-271-4090 ext 2257; Fax: 519-271-5862; Email:
DutiesVolunteers meet one on one with a senior resident to provide companionship and meaningful activities, in order to encourage socialization and increased physical activity. Conversations, games, and companionship shared with a senior improves health and well-being, as well as brings enjoyment.
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BenefitsJoin a vibrant team of staff and enrich the life of a senior and yourself
ClientsSeniors and disabled
Ages18 year(s) - 80 year(s)
Suitable for OSSDYes
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students ; Men ; Women ; Couples ; Families ; Individuals
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Customer Service ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work ; Volunteers are self-directed after training, and visit with their assigned list of seniors. Staff support is always available.
Commitment LengthLong Term (More than 1 year)
Interaction LevelOne-on-one
Minimum Hours1 / Week
Dates and TimesMonday: Morning, Afternoon 
Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon 
Friday: Morning, Afternoon 
Saturday: Morning, Afternoon 
Sunday: Morning, Afternoon 
Optimum visiting times are late morning and early afternoon.
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityFully Accessible
LocationPublic areas within Spruce Lodge
Number of PositionsPerth County ; Stratford 
10 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Training is required
TransportationNear public transit
CostVolunteer provides own transportation
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsA vulnerable sector police check is required. Recent Vulnerable Sector Police Checks done up to 6 months before application will be accepted.
Liability InsuranceNot Available
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Organization NameSpruce Lodge Continuum of Care, Spruce Lodge, Long Term Care Facility
Office Phone519-271-4090
Address & Map
643 West Gore St
Stratford, ON N5A 1L4
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