Multicultural Helping House Society (MHHS) (Friendly Visitor volunteer training program)

Organization Name: Multicultural Helping House Society (MHHS)
Opportunity Title: Friendly Visitor volunteer training program
Category: Social and Community Service
Commitment: 6 months to 1 year
Start Date: June 25, 2024
End Date: December 31, 2024

Email: volunteercoordinator@helpinghouse.org
Website: https://helpinghouse.org/
Details:
  • Background/police check required
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged between 18 and 55
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged 55 and over
  • Training or orientation required
Opportunity Description:

The Multicultural Helping House Society (MHHS) and the Jewish Seniors Alliance (JSA) are offering you an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the social working field by visiting older adults in their homes or in the community.

Working with older adults can be a great career path for people who want to help others and feel fulfilled by their job. There are many career options, including nursing, social work and physical therapy.

About this Program:

  • We aim to reduce isolation and promote community connection.
  • Visits can occur either in seniors’ homes or within the broader community.
  • Volunteers will receive 18 hours of valuable practical training (virtual and in-person) in this field.

Volunteer Responsibilities:

  • Engage in meaningful conversations with seniors, playing a vital role in combating loneliness and social isolation among older adults.
  • Provide companionship and social support.
  • Accompany seniors to medical appointments and social/cultural events.
  • Ensure clients’ well-being, including hygiene and food supply.

Requirements:

  • Pass a Criminal Records Check to work with the vulnerable sector (You’ll receive a volunteer letter to obtain yours free of cost).

Training Schedule
Online

  • July 11, Thursday (5pm-8pm)
  • July 16, Tuesday (5pm-8pm)
  • July 18, Thursday (5pm-8pm)
  • July 23, Tuesday (5pm-8pm)
  • July 25, Thursday (5pm-8pm)

In-person at MHHS

  •  July 30, Tuesday, (5pm to 8pm)


Volunteer Application Form

Please complete and submit this form to join:

https://forms.office.com/r/hfQJWHtkiD

 

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