Friendly Visitor

(Home & Community Support Services Grey-Bruce, Owen Sound - Head Office, Heritage Place Mall, Home and Community Support Services of Grey-Bruce)

Position ID: V-GRE0042
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2024
Last Full Update: 20 Mar 2024

Opportunity Details: Friendly Visitor


All volunteers are required to complete a screening process which includes a police check and two personal references.

Contact Cody Hay, Volunteer Resources Coordinator, Home and Community Support Services Grey-Bruce; Phone: 519-372-2091 ext 2009; Email:
  • Provide companionship and friendship to an isolated senior or adult living with a disability by making at-home or over-the-phone visits on a regular basis
  • Assist clients with activities that they are no longer able to do by themselves and which are of interest to the client: reading, writing, playing cards/games
  • Provide a periodic monitoring of the client's well being
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Benefits Provide companionship and socialization to isolated individuals within your community.
Clients Seniors or adults living with a disability
Ages 18 year(s) and up
Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours No
Areas of Interest Community / Neighbourhood Volunteering ; Field Trip Aide / Community Outing Support ; Friend / Penpal ; Personal Support ; Recreation & Sports ; Social Interaction
Skills/Experience Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor
Commitment Length Short Term (3 months or less) ; Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Long Term (More than 1 year) ; Various Commitment lengths
Interaction Level One-on-one
Accessibility Fully Accessible
Location Owen Sound
Number of Positions Bruce County: 3 individual(s) ; Grey County: 3 individual(s) ; Hanover: 3 individual(s) ; Kincardine: 3 individual(s) ; Markdale: 3 individual(s) ; Meaford: 3 individual(s) ; Owen Sound: 3 individual(s) ; Southampton: 3 individual(s) ; Walkerton: 3 individual(s) ; Wiarton: 3 individual(s) 
30 individual(s) needed in total.
Training Orientation ; Training on the job
Transportation Car required ; Volunteer is responsible for own transportation
Police Check Required

Agency Details: Home & Community Support Services Grey-Bruce, Owen Sound - Head Office, Heritage Place Mall, Home and Community Support Services of Grey-Bruce

Office Phone 519-372-2091
Toll Free Phone 1-800-267-3798
Fax 519-372-2748
Address & Map
Heritage Place Mall, 1350 16th St E
Unit G 12
Owen Sound, ON
Canada N4K 6N7
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Mailing Address Heritage Place Mall, 1350 16th St E 
Unit G 12 
Owen Sound, ON 
Canada N4K 6N7