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Volunteer Opportunities: VON Peel
By Volunteer Positions | Published  07/8/2008 | Student Volunteer Opportunities , Adult Volunteer Opportunities | Rating:
Volunteer Positions
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Brampton - VON is a non-profit, charitable organization with 55 branches extending across Canada with approximately 7,000 health service providers and over 12,000 volunteers.VON Mission is guided by the principles of primary healthcare, works in partnership with Canadians for a healthier society.

VON PEEL seeks volunteers for the Volunteer Visiting, Congregate Dining, Driving, Mental Health Program, Office help, Event planning and for Fundraising.

Congregate Dining
At present, we are in need of Congregate Dining program volunteers. Congregate Dining is a social time for seniors to join together over a hot, nutritious, tasty lunch. We are seeking volunteers to transport seniors to this lunch every Monday in Meadowvale area. Volunteer are also required in the Clarkson area on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for Transportation. An Orientation and Training are provided to all volunteers. If you are caring, cheerful, committed and would like to volunteer with VON's Congregate Dining program, we would love to hear from you.

For more information call Brenda Peddie 905-821-3254 ext.4220 or email: brenda.peddie@von.ca

Mental Health Program
VON Peel offers a program of delivering volunteer visiting to seniors with mental health issues. This program is designed to strengthen the capacity of seniors who have been diagnosed with long-term mental health issues to become self-sufficient and enables them to remain in their own homes. We are looking for Volunteers to offer support and social interaction to isolated seniors. This program requires that Volunteers are at least 18 years of age; previous experience in mental health would be ideal but is not necessary as you will be provided with extensive training and free education sessions that will enable you to meet client's needs. We are looking for volunteers that are caring, cheerful, reliable, sensitive, non-judgmental, consistent, and patient. If you are interested in volunteering with the Mental Health Program at VON-Peel we would love to hear from you.

For more information call Beverly Griffiths at (905) 821-9481, Ext. 4219 or e-mail beverly.griffiths@von.ca

Seniors Maintaining Active Roles Together
VON Peel seeks volunteers for the SMART (Seniors Maintaining Active Roles Together) program, a gentle exercise program for older adults. As a volunteer you will be certified as an instructor by the Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging (CCAA) after completing the Seniors Fitness Instructor Course (SFIC). Orientation and training in First Aid are provided. As a SMART volunteer you will instruct the Group and/ or In-Home exercise program. The program is designed to improve ones ability to participate in activities of daily living and affords older adults the opportunity to attend structured fitness classes within the community. If you are caring, committed and have a desire to give back to the community by sharing your time and talent, we would love to have you as part of our dynamic team! It's the SMART thing to do!!!

For more information call Nadine Thevenau at (905) 821-9481 ext 2036 or email nadine.thevenau@von.ca

Telephone Reassurance Program
The Telephone Reassurance Program is a free service from VON Community Support Department, maintained by volunteers who make daily telephone calls and periodic home visits to seniors who live alone in the Peel area. The volunteers check on the client's well being and provide a connection that helps prevent social isolation. If the volunteer feels that his/her client has further needs, he or she contacts the community support service department team, which in turn assists the client in obtaining appropriate services. VON is looking for volunteers for this program. If you feel you can help. These calls can be done from anywhere, one or two hours a week is all that is needed.

The following languages are needed for female clients

Italian, Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi, Tagalog, Pilipino, Russian, Arabic, Vietnamese, Farsi, Hungarian, Portuguese, Croatian, Turkish, Polish

The following languages are needed for male clients

Italian, Tagalog, Slovenian, Spanish, Portuguese, Cantonese

Please call/email Erica Lee to set up an interview at VON Peel at 905-821-3254 ext. 4221 or email: erica.lee@von.ca

Visiting Program
At this time, we require volunteers for Visiting Program for day, evening and weekend visits. Volunteers are matched with seniors living in the Brampton and Mississauga area. Weekly visits are arranged to help decrease the loneliness and isolation of seniors.Volunteers can go for walks, play cards, and go out for a coffee, tea, shop or just talk. A variety of languages speaking male/female volunteers needed. We need females who speak Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi, Gujarati, Pilipino, Russian, Arabic, Vietnamese, Farsi, Hungarian, Croatian, Turkish, Italian, English and Polish, and Males who speak Italian, Tagalog, Slovenian, Spanish, German, Portuguese, and Cantonese.Orientation and Training is provided to all Volunteers.

For more information call Erica Lee at (905) 821-9481, Ext. 4221 or e-mail erica.lee@von.ca

This is a fantastic way to give back to the community and support senior's program.

VOLUNTEERING FOR AS LITTLE AS 2 HOUR A WEEK CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

For other volunteer opportunities please contact Sabrina Sgrignuoli at (905) 821-9481 Ext 4233 or email at sabrina.sgrignuoli@von.ca


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