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Better at Home - Friendly Visitor(Surrey-Whalley)

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ORGANIZATION: S.U.C.C.E.S.S.

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Better at Home program helps seniors live in their own homes by providing simple, non-medical support services. Local non-profit organizations deliver services.

Each friendly visitor is significant in removing the loneliness and isolation that many seniors experience. Being supervised by the program coordinator, you will be matched with a senior and meet each other every week for approximately 1 hour per week.

Work Location:

Seniors' homes or nearby neighbourhood areas such as coffee shops - Surrey (Surrey Central, Guildford, Fleetwood, North Delta)

Key Responsibilities:

  • Attend orientation and training
  • Join the program coordinator to be introduced to senior
  • Visit senior every week
  • Report any concerns to the coordinator

Time Commitment and Schedule:

Minimum commitment of 6 months.

Timing is based on volunteer availability.

Qualifications Required:

  • Criminal Record Check Clearance
  • Intermediate English Level or above
  • 19 years or older
  • Fluent in other languages is an asset

Personal Traits/ Qualities Desired:

  • Friendly and welcoming
  • Patientand a good listener
  • Good boundary maintenance

Orientation and Training Provided:

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

Benefits of Volunteering:

  • Gain valuable experience
  • Support the work of Better at Home to help seniors live more comfortably in their own homes while maintaining important social inclusion.

Supervision:

  • This position will be supervised by the program coordinator

Application and Screening Process:

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 victor.lau@success.bc.ca

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About S.U.C.C.E.S.S.

Location:

28 W Pender Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1R6, CA

Mission Statement

A World of Multicultural Harmony

Description

We are driven by our vision of a world of multicultural harmony and we focus our mission to build bridges, harvest diversity and foster integration through service and advocacy. Our actions are guided by our value of caring, open, respect, ethical, integrity, inclusive and innovative.

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. was founded in 1973 and incorporated in 1974 as a non-partisan and non-profit charitable organization. Initially founded to assist new Canadians of Chinese descent to overcome language and cultural barriers, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. has evolved into a multicultural, multi-service agency assisting people at all stages of their Canadian experience.

Today, the organization is recognized as one of British Columbia's largest social service providers. With over 20 locations, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. proudly services local communities in Greater Vancouver, Fort St. John and overseas in Taipei, Taiwan and Seoul, Korea. Through advocacy, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. is also recognized as a prominent voice of positive social change.

Guided by policies envisioned by a board of volunteer directors elected by the membership, over 400 professional staff and 2,000 volunteers deliver a multitude of services in the areas of settlement, employment, health and housing as well as business, auto insurance, economic, community and social development.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Seniors
Community, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

28 West Pender StreetVancouver, BC Canada

(49.28096,-123.10748)
 

SKILLS

  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 19
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum commitment of 6 months. Timing is based on volunteer availability.
  • • Criminal Record Check Clearance • Intermediate English Level or above • 19 years or older • Fluent in other languages is an asset

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