Social Companion/Friendly Visitor

(ThorntonView, Long Term Care Residence)

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Position ID: V-OSH0524
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2023
Last Full Update: 19 Oct 2023

Opportunity Details: Social Companion/Friendly Visitor

Contact Caroline Connelly, Recreation Manager, ThorntonView Long Term; Phone: 905-576-5181 ext 2006; Email:

Actively recruiting volunteers 
Engage a resident in activities and conversation, one to one * participate in activities of personal interest and ability

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Benefits Contribute to building community, build relationships * develop conversation skills
Clients Seniors and young adults
Ages 16 year(s) and up
Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours Yes
Suitable For Adults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Highschool students ; Men ; Women
Areas of Interest Arts & Crafts ; Friend / Penpal ; Games ; Music & Performing Arts ; Reading / Literacy
Skills/Experience Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Creativity ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Planning & Organizing ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently
Commitment Length Long Term (Minimum of 6 months) ; 6 month minimum
Interaction Level One-on-one
Dates and Times Day and time flexible to volunteers' schedule
Seasons Year Round
Accessibility Fully Accessible
Location ThorntonView Long Term Care, 186 Thornton Rd S, Oshawa
Number of Positions Durham Region ; Oshawa 
25 individual(s) needed in total.
Training Orientation ; Training is provided ; Training on the job
Transportation Near public transit
Police Check Required
Additional Requirements Vulnerable Sector police check over the age of 18* submit volunteer application, Double Vaccination against Covid 19
Liability Insurance Not Available

Agency Details: ThorntonView, Long Term Care Residence

Office Phone 905-576-5181
Fax 905-576-0078
Address & Map
186 Thornton Rd S
Oshawa, ON
Canada L1J 5Y2
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Mailing Address 186 Thornton Rd S 
Oshawa, ON 
Canada L1J 5Y2

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