To sign up to volunteer for the Friendly Visiting Program pleaseCLICK HERE
The purpose of the program is to improve the quality of life of isolated persons with MS living in long term care, by fostering supportive relationships between a resident and a volunteer. With your help, our goals are:
To reduce social isolation
To provide support, companionship and appropriate activities to residents
To provide information about MS, the MS Society and appropriate community resources
To increase the MS Society’s awareness of the needs/issues of individuals living in continuing care
The responsibilities of the volunteer include:
Completing all applicable training and forms including a vulnerable sector check
Complying with the MS Society and care centre’s policies, procedures and protocols
Providing friendly visiting to a resident at least once per month
Tracking activity and follow up with the program coordinator on a monthly basis or as agreed
Communicating urgent needs and issues immediately to the program coordinator and/or the long term care centre
Offering a one year commitment once trained and matched with a resident
PwC MS Bike - Ottawa to Cornwall (Saturday, August 17th & Sunday, August 18th, 2019)
We can’t wait to see you at PwC MS Bike – Ottawa to Cornwall!
MS Bike is the largest cycling series in North America. Since 1989, cyclists of all ages and fitness levels fundraise and cycle together to end Canada’s disease. This unique event series provides Canadians with the opportunity to ride through scenic and often spectacular parts of the country.
Join us at this event full of excitement, challenge and community and we know you’ll leave with a sense of great accomplishment.
The MS Society provides services to people with multiple sclerosis and their families and funds research to find the cause and cure for this disease. Our missions is to be a leader in finding a cure for multiple sclerosis and enabling people affected by MS to enhance their quality of life.
Our vision is to provide a culture of excellence that supports meaningful volunteer engagement that in turn provides exceptional experiences for our patients, volunteers and staff.
Welcome and thank you for your interest in volunteering with the MS Society of Canada!
Are you ready to start your volunteering journey with us?
Check out our General Interests for information on the volunteer opportunities and programs at the MS Society and when you are ready, click on the 'Fill in an application' link to the right!