Active Positions - Friendly Visitor Volunteers Needed

Friendly Visit Volunteer Needed

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Better at Home Program is aimed at providing services to seniors to support them at home. Home visits to seniors are a valuable service that can impact their quality of life and provide a crucial role in providing companionship, reducing feelings of loneliness, and enhancing mental wellbeing. We are looking for heart-warming volunteers to visit isolated seniors at their home once a week.

 

Work Location:

  • Vancouver East: Hastings and Sunrise  
  • Surrey: Whalley

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Regular Visits – Committing to regular visits (weekly or biweekly) to provide consistent companionship and build a trusting relationship.
  • Social Interaction – Engage in conversations and share stories.
  • Engage in activities – Depending on the senior this may include walking around the block, sharing a cup of tea, watching movies, knitting etc.
  • Training and reporting – Participate in any required training provided and report back on visits as required to ensure the safety of both the volunteer and the senior.

 

Time Commitment and Schedule:  

Flexible. Schedule arranged between you and the senior. We ask for at least one hour per week for a minimum of three months.

 

Qualifications Required:

  • Criminal Record Check Clearance (covered by S.U.C.C.E.S.S.)
  • 19 years or older
  • Proficiency in English. Other languages are an asset.

 

Personal Traits/Qualities Desired:

  • Friendly and welcoming
  • Patient
  • Non-judgemental and respectful
  • Have strong, clear communication skills, and enjoy working in a 1 to 1 environment.

 

Orientation and Training Provided:

  • General orientation to S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and the position.
  • On-the job training

 

Benefits of Volunteering:

  • Support the work of S.U.C.C.E.S.S. in our mission to build bridges, harvest diversity and foster integration through service and advocacy. 
  • Have a positive impact on the community by making a tangible difference in the lives of seniors by reducing loneliness and improving quality of life.
  • Skill development of communication, empathy, problem solving, and cultural sensitivity, which can be valuable in both personal and professional settings.

 

Supervision:

  • The Better at Home Program Coordinator will supervise this position

 

Application and Screening Process:

Please indicate that you are applying for the <Friendly Visit Volunteer> position.

 

Selected applicants will be interviewed prior to placement and must have a criminal record check clearance prior to volunteering.

 

For more info about this position, please contact Naomi Saldanha @ 604-455-0759 or naomi.saldanha@success.bc.ca