Friendly Visiting Program - Friendly Visiting Program Volunteer

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