Wesley Urban Ministries Published: September 28, 2017
Location
Hamilton
Job Type
Organization
Wesley Urban Ministries
Skills
Fluent in English. Must enjoy working with people. Ability to keep sensitive information confidential and work from a non-oppressive framework. Strong customer service skills and the ability to work with and assist clients and staff from diverse cultures, backgrounds and age groups .
Opportunity Location(s)
Hamilton Central, Hamilton West, Hamilton East, Hamilton Mountain, Stoney Creek, Burlington
Age range
18 >
Training:
Yes
Police Check Required
Yes
Address
52 Catharine Street North

Description

PURPOSE: To assist newcomer clients with attending various medical appointments and or necessary errands such as food shopping. This volunteer position makes these crucial trips possible.

Volunteers will meet newcomer clients at their front doors and accompany them to their appointment or errand, and then accompany them back to their home.

Volunteers can expect to participate in tasks such as:

  • Keep client’s personal information confidential and act in a non-judgemental, respectful manner.
  • Helping client to board public transportation and offload after activities
  • Helping clients navigate Hamilton's public transportation system
  • Helping clients with physical strains such as carrying/pushing grocery carts/heavy items.
  • Practicing English conversation with newcomer clients

Benefits

  • Building new relationships
  • Helping to facilitate newcomers resettlement to Hamilton

Dates and Times

1 to 3 hours per week, days, evenings and weekends available.

The location is dependent on the client and volunteer.
Apply - please enter either an email address or phone number for the volunteer coordinator to contact you
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