volunteer Opportunity

Friendly Visiting

Provide companionship to seniors in your community. Volunteers are matched with clients and visit them once a week in their homes at a mutually agreed upon time. Prior to meeting a client, volunteers will have a one-on-one orientation session with the Client & Volunteer Services Supervisor.  They will also accompany the volunteer to the first visit with client.  CMOW offers three types of in-home visits. 

  • “Let’s Get Together” -Participate in friendly activities such as puzzles, cards, going for a walk, or chatting with your client. 
  • Telechats are friendly phone calls with clients that would prefer their visit over the phone.
  • “Let’s Exercise”- An opportunity for our clients, that can’t get out to exercise, to have the exercise come to them. Volunteers deliver a simple 10 step chair exercise program on a weekly basis. Volunteers receive training to deliver this program.
  • “Let’s do Lunch” is a visit with lunch.  Volunteers pick up two Meals on Wheels meals to be enjoyed with client over the noon hour. Volunteer’s lunch is free.
Time Commitment: 1 hour per week (approximately)
Requirements:

Must be friendly, reliable and enjoy spending time with seniors. A Vulnerable Sector Police Check (no cost to volunteer) is required.  

Reimbursement & Training:

Mileage is not reimbursed, but training will be provided.

FAQs

Would I use my own car if we decided to go out shopping or for a coffee?
We do not encourage travel in the volunteer’s car, however if you have a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record, we may be able to make an exception. Special requirements are needed so please contact the Client & Volunteer Services for more information.
What if I feel the client and I are not a good match?
We try to match clients and volunteers that have similar interests.  We will provide support and are always looking for feedback.  If you feel a match isn’t working for you, we will definitely try to find a client that might be a better fit.

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