• Posted on:
    Mar 27, 2018
  • Application Deadline:
  • Location:
    Strathroy
  • Suitability:
    All Applicants Welcome, Senior
  • Position Category:
    Administration / Office, Senior Services
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VON Volunteers Needed - Variety of Positions Available

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Position Description

VON volunteers play a vital role in the delivery of community support and home care services.  They make a real difference in the lives of many in our community.

We have many volunteer opportunities to choose from including:

  • Adult Day / Alzheimer's Day Program - Assist VON staff in supervising and delivering activities to clients atending the program
  • Blood Pressure & Foot Care Clinics - Trained volunteers may help measure clients' blood pressure, provide education on healthy aging, greet clients and assist with administrative functions
  • Community Nursing Flex Clinics - Greet clients and assist with administrative functions of the program
  • Congregate Dining - Assist with a program offering nutritious meal and social activity to VON clients
  • Meals on Wheels - Deliver hot or frozen meals as well as provide security checks and short visit with clients
  • Office Administration - Answer telephones and perform clerical and administrative duties
  • Security Checks / Reassurance - Provide a daily phone call to ensure the health and safety of VON clients
  • SMART Exercise Program - Become a trained volunteer instructor for seniors' exercise programs
  • Transportation - Drive clients to medical appointments, shopping, social activities or VON programs
  • Volunteer Hospice Visiting - Provide support to clients and/or family members who are experiencing life altering, life threatening illness or who are bereaved.  Specialized training is provided
  • Volunteer Visiting - Visit an isolated senior, physically challenged adult or someone with dementia on a regularly scheduled basis to provide support, companionship and caregiver relief
  • Public Relations/Marketing/Fundraising - Contriute to the planning of promotional/fundraising events, participate at information fairs, etc.
  • Board of Directors/Advisory Committees - Provide leadership in establishing the future direction for the VON Middlesex-Elgin site.

To learn more about our volunteer opportunities and how you can make a difference, 

Requirements

No Degree Required, Criminal Record Check, Vulnerable Sector Check

How to Apply

How to Become a Volunteer with VON

  1. Contact the Manager or Coordinator of Volunteer Services at the VON site of your choice (see below).
  2. Attend an interview and successfully complete our screening process.
  3. Participate in training and orientation appropriate to your Volunteer position.

Middlesex County - Strathroy
274 Head Street North
Strathroy ON  N7G 4L7

Toll Free:  1-800-265-7058
Tel: 519-245-3170
Email:  Claire.Crookshank@von.ca

About the Employer

When you become a VON Volunteer, we will:

  • Match your strengths, interests and available time to a volunteer role that’s right for you.
  • Give you a clear picture of the position requirements and the training to do it well.
  • Support you in your volunteer role through regular contact.
  • Provide ongoing educational opportunities to assist you in your role and to introduce you to new opportunities and friends.
Requirements

No Degree Required, Criminal Record Check, Vulnerable Sector Check

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