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Capital City Volunteers

Capital City Volunteers

Capital City Volunteers assists isolated seniors and adults with disabilities to stay independent in the community.

Keywords: Volunteer Centres , Seniors , Disabled



Capital City Volunteers
547 Michigan Street, Victoria, BC V8V1S5

Capital City Volunteers url http://www.capitalcityvolunteers.org/

Capital City Volunteers Phone Number 250-388-7844 ext 318

Capital City Volunteers Email address info@capitalcityvolunteers.org



Volunteer Information for Capital City Volunteers

What services does your organization provide?

  • This is done through our Out Reach Social Worker and one-on-one Volunteers, Driving to medical or other appointments including
  • Some shopping & errands.
  • In-home friendly visits
  • Walking and outing
  • Companions
  • Gardening and yard work
  • Social phone calls
  • Reading and writing
  • Form completion
  • Income tax preparation
  • Minor home repairs
  • Help with downsizing and decluttering
  • Miscellaneous help


Do you have any age requirements?
18


Do you require language proficiency other than in English?
Additional languages are sometimes helpful with non-english speaking clients, for most of our english speaking clients, it is important to be able to speak clearly. Accents are often difficult for clients with poor hearing and comprehension


What time commitment(s) are you expecting from a volunteer?
Time commitments vary depending on the need and availbilty of the request. Generally we request a committment of 2 hours a week at a regular time for a minimum of 4 months.


Are there any other requirements for being a volunteer?
As above


Are there any specific skills and experience required?
Patience, tolerance, understanding, respect. understanding and appreciation of confidentialtity. Albility to communicate well. If the volunteer is driving, they will need their own car, a drives abstract and insuance. All volunteers need a Criminal Records Check (cost is covered).


What type of volunteer positions are typically available?
One-on-one companion visiting, computer help, handyman assistance. Reading, de-cluttering, assitance with papers and forms.


Do you provide training for volunteers?
Training is available with our partner agencies; i.e. tips on visiting and driving; workshops on elder abuse prevention, dementia, communication and a variety of local resource info.


What are the typical volunteer activities occurring at your organization?
As above


How will a person benefit from volunteering with Capital City Volunteers?
They will have an opportunity to learn more about members in their community, to meet some amazing people, to contribute to thier community, gain a reference,


Do you accept high school students?
We have limited ability to accept high school students




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