YWCA Hamilton Published: October 25, 2017
Job Type
YWCA Hamilton
Reliable, non-judgemental, caring, ability to provide companionship and / or practical social support to connect participant to activities to reduce social isolation and encourage physical activity.
Opportunity Location(s)
Hamilton Central, Hamilton West, Hamilton East, Hamilton Mountain, Stoney Creek, Dundas, Ancaster, Flamborough
Age range
25 >
YWCA Training session provided; Senior Peer Connector Training
Police Check Required
Phone Number
905-522-9922 Ext. 315
75 MacNab Street South


YWCA Seniors Peer Connector Program is a volunteer initiative available for seniors in Hamilton who are socially isolated and experiencing barriers to participate in the community. The program provides free in-home social support for isolated seniors to identify their interests and available activities in the community and may provide accompaniment to activities and appointments. The program involves weekly in-home visits from a trained Senior Peer Connector volunteer. All volunteers for the program will be 55 years or older.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Accompanying the participant to activities in the community
  • Providing the participant with information on community resources and support systems available, and encourage their use
  • Providing support to participant as per the program guidelines
  • Ensuring healthy boundaries and confidentiality are maintained


This program provides benefit for socially isolated seniors who are experiencing barriers to participate in the community. Volunteers will get satisfaction in knowing that they are helping seniors to become more engaged and involved.

Dates and Times

2 to 3 hours per week, plus travel time. You must be able to commit for a minimum of one year.
Apply - please enter either an email address or phone number for the volunteer coordinator to contact you
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