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Volunteers needed: Virtual Visitors


  • WHERE
    Ottawa, ON
  • WHEN
    Apr 15 - Sep 1, 2020

COVID-19 notes:

  • We have relaxed criteria for posting volunteer opportunities due to the urgent need for COVID-19 Response. Volunteers are responsible for confirming the legitimacy of the group or organization(s) they are working with. Never hand over money or confidential information to groups looking for volunteers.
  • Please confirm that the organization you want to volunteer with can ensure your safety.

DESCRIPTION

As everyone knows, COVID-19 has changed our lives. One of the biggest changes for most people, and likely the hardest, is having to keep physical distance from those we love. I've seen lots of posts of people visiting friends and loved ones from their porches- that's how I've been visiting my mom and friends as well. But others aren't so lucky. Some people aren't able to leave their houses to visit loved ones, or are in nursing facilities where they aren't able to leave their rooms or accept visitors due to the precautions.
For some people, this physical distancing is brutal, and brings with it unbearable loneliness, anxiety, and a severe lacking of social connection or support. I've started a volunteer program to combat exactly this. By visiting people in need over Zoom, or Skype, or phone calls, I'm hoping that as a community we can come together to virtually visit those who are in need of a friendly face, or a phone call.

Tasks include:
- Visiting patrons virtually (through Zoom, Skype, or phone calls)
- Following up with admin regarding your hours
- Attending scheduled appointments with patrons

Requirements:
- Minimum age of 18 years old
- No criminal record

Who You'll be Assisting

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Virtual Visitors

Combating social isolation and boredom through virtual visits.

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Who You'll be Assisting

organization logo

Virtual Visitors

Combating social isolation and boredom through virtual visits.