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About the Position
Position #: 2472
OrganizationParkwood Mennonite Home Inc.
Position: Friendly Visitor
Location: 726 New Hampshire Street, Waterloo
Impact Statement: Volunteer to visit one-on-one with residents and be a positive friendly visitor at Parkwood Mennonite Home!
Description: Activities may include reading, playing games, short walks, or even casual conversation over a cup of coffee at our cafe. The volunteer will enjoy a friendly atmosphere while providing an important service and making a real difference in our residents' lives. Volunteers should be friendly and outgoing with good communication skills, English proficiency, and the ability to work independently.

This position also works well with our Meal Assistant position so that you can spend some time visiting and also provide conversation and help during a meal.
Requirements: English Proficiency, Confidentiality, Work Without Supervision
Training Details: Training on procedures and routine is provided. A staff supervisor will be available for orientation and ongoing contact.
Working Conditions: Parkwood is a wheelchair and scooter-accessible facility. If you require any accommodation to assist you please let us know.
Duration: 4 - 6 months
Timing: Weekday - Daytime, Weekday - Evening, Weekend - Daytime, Weekend - Evening, Anytime
Time Detail: Time commitment is flexible and can accommodate the volunteer’s schedule.
Age: 18+
Ideal for: An Individual, A Group
Transportation: On a bus route
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible entrance, Wheelchair accessible washroom, Designated accessible parking space, Support volunteers with special needs, Accessible work space
Area(s) of Interest: Caring Support, Senior Services
Skill(s): Interpersonal Communication, Motivate Others, Empathy, Adaptability, Respect
How to Apply
Application Link:
Website: http://parkwoodmh.com/index.php/volunteers
Email: Send an Email Message
Contact: Laura Gorman
Phone: 519 747 2151 Ext. 335
Address: 726 New Hampshire Street Waterloo, N2K 4M1

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