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About the Position
Position # 2081
OrganizationUnited Way Cape Breton
Position Virtual Volunteer Senior Companion - Connect Today with United Way
Impact Statement Due to COVID-19, there is an increased strain placed on our senior population, as members of the most at-risk population of this pandemic. Seniors are spending the most time at home, in some cases without the support of trusted family or friends. We are doing a call for volunteer senior companions.

As a volunteer companion with United Way Cape Breton, you will be helping to improve lives and build community on the island of Cape Breton by supporting the engagement of seniors within our community.
Description This position is a virtual volunteering opportunity that volunteers will complete remotely, from the safety and comfort of their own home. The hours will depend on the demand of the participants as well as the availability of the volunteers. We have reached out to various organizations to address the specific needs of seniors within our community. This program is designed to allow for seniors who may be missing out on in-person activities they normally would take part in, to connect with others in a fun, social, and educational way. There will be a virtual meeting with United Way Cape Breton staff prior to the volunteers’ first sessions with participants, as well as check-ins during sessions from United Way Cape Breton staff throughout the Virtual Senior Companion Program.
Training Details All volunteers will receive orientation from United Way Cape Breton staff prior to their first online session with senior participants.
Minimum Duration 3 months or less
Timing Anytime
Age 16+
Ideal for An Individual, A Group
Transportation Not on a bus route
Area(s) of Interest Technology, Senior Services, COVID-19
Skill(s) Collaboration, Communicate in Plain Language, Creative Thinking, Accountability, Respect
How to Apply
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Contact Erin Gallagher
Phone 902-562-5226
Address 245 Charlotte Street Sydney, B1P 1C4
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