Volunteers - Companionship and Various Duties

(Birchmere Retirement Residence)

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Position ID: V-ORI0204 Last Modified: 27 Jan 2020 Last Full Update: 27 Jan 2020
Opportunity Details
ContactAshley MacGregor, Activities Coordinator, Birchmere Retirement Residence; Phone: (Business) 705-326-8520; Fax: 705-326-5273; Email: activitybirchmere@yahoo.com
DutiesAttending activities, programs, and/or events with residents. Having one-to-one visits with them; spending time chatting, doing puzzles, crafts, etc. and/or accompanying them on walks either within the building or outdoors (weather permitting).
More Info Linkretire-orillia.com/bm-home
BenefitsGetting to know and understand the aging population, while gaining valuable experience. 
Residents enjoy having company; the social interaction you provide contributes to improving their quality of life.
ClientsSeniors & Older Adults
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Suitable ForAnyone ; Adults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; Men ; Women ; Newcomers / English as a second language ; Couples ; Families ; Groups ; Individuals ; Community Groups ; Workplaces / Corporate Groups
Areas of InterestField Trip Aide / Community Outing Support ; Food Services / Nutrition ; Personal Support ; Senior's Activity Support ; Social Interaction
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Creativity ; Customer Service ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work ; No specific experience required. Just someone who cares, and hopefully possesses some or all of the skills and personality traits mentioned.
Commitment LengthNo commitment necessary, but it would be greatly appreciated.
Interaction LevelOne-on-one ; Small Group ; Large Group ; The volunteer can specify the types of activities, programs, and events they are comfortable with.
Dates and TimesMonday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Friday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Saturday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Sunday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Willing to work around the resident's and volunteer's schedule.
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityFully Accessible ; Designated parking at entrance ; Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance ; Easy access to elevator ; Wheelchair accessible washroom, assistance needed with door
Number of PositionsOrillia: 5 individual(s) 
5 individual(s) needed in total. 
We are always looking for volunteers. Applications are available at our front desk, please feel free to fill one out at your convenience. Thank you in advance!
TrainingOrientation ; Training on the job ; Volunteers over the age of 18 require a Vulnerable Sector Police Check. One hour orientation is required, as well as completion of online training modules prior to commencing volunteer hours.
TransportationNear public transit - There is an Orillia Transit bus stop right in front of Birchmere
CostNo cost
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsPolice Check required for those aged 18 and over. There are online training modules/tutorials provided, and a volunteer orientation (1 - 1/2 hours).
Liability InsuranceNot Available
Agency Details
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Organization NameBirchmere Retirement Residence
Office Phone705-326-8520
Address & Map
234 Bay St
Orillia, ON L3V 3W8
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