Volunteers who enjoy meeting new people and visiting with seniors are most suited to this role. Commitment of at least one year is required. Visits usually take place in the client's home or apartment.
Visits generally take place one day a week, minimum one hour in length. Alternate arrangements may be made for visits if acceptable to all parties.
Some clients may request short outings to a neighbourhood park, social activities, or light shopping. Seniors and volunteers must have the physical ability and transportation necessary for the outing.
Volunteers do not perform tasks of Personal Support Workers or other staff.