Friendly Visitor - Alternate Language

(Orchard Villa, Long-Term Care)

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Position ID: V-OSH0049 Last Modified: 27 Nov 2019 Last Full Update: 27 Nov 2019
Opportunity Details
ContactC. Comrie, Coordinator, Volunteer Services, Orchard Villa Long Term Care; Phone: 905-831-2522 ext 3403; Fax: 905-420-6030; Email:
DutiesVisit with resident and converse in their language (Polish, German, Farsi, Urdu, or Italian etc) * assist resident with reading, writing
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BenefitsUpdate language skills * develop new friendships
ClientsNursing home residents whose first language is not English
Ages14 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDYes
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students ; Groups ; Community Groups
Areas of InterestFriend / Penpal ; Reading / Literacy ; Translation / Languages / Interpretation
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently
Commitment LengthLong Term (Minimum of 6 months) ; Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Long Term
Interaction LevelOne-on-one ; Small Group
Minimum Hours1 / Week
Dates and TimesOpen to the schedule of the volunteer between the hours of 8 m-8 pm daily
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityFully Accessible
LocationOrchard Villa, 1955 Valley Farm Rd, Pickering
Number of PositionsPickering 
4 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided
TransportationNear public transit
Police CheckRequired
Additional Requirements18 and over Vulnerable Sector police check * 2 step TB test
Agency Details
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Organization NameOrchard Villa, Long-Term Care
Office PhoneOffice: 905-831-2522
Toll Free Phone1-866-471-9037
Address & Map
1955 Valley Farm Rd
Pickering, ON
Canada L1V 3R6
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