Check-in Caller
Volunteer Types: Companionship/Visiting
Organization types: LGBTQIA2+, Senior Citizens
Long term (6 months to a year)
Application Deadline: October 31, 2023
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Check-in Callers help seniors and adults with physical disabilities who live in their own homes.

Check-in Callers telephone a variety of clients for friendly conversation and support. Eligible clients in this program desire increased social contact and benefit from the security and assurance through receiving a positive, cheerful, friendly hello over the telephone from a thoughtful and caring volunteer. Eligible clients may be on the waiting list for a suitable match in the Friendly Visiting Program. Depending on the individuals’ need to chat, individual calls may be short (2-3 minutes) or fairly lengthy (1/2 an hour or more).

– Engages clients in positive, friendly, and supportive conversation that may encompass topics of a general nature: (Past history, Work, Family life, Current events, Local activities, What’s on at the Good Companions, Favorites [food, TV, leisure activities, animals, sports, role models, books], Volunteers will not offer support, counseling, or advice on legal and/or family matters or make any promises that cannot be kept, this is not a complaint line.)
– Tracks clients’ updates noting any pertinent information or changes.
– Alerts Program Coordinator(s) immediately about any concerns or issues.
– Calls for special events.
– Debrief with Program Coordinator as necessary.
– Records and reports volunteer hours.
– Attends meetings and/or training as scheduled.

Volunteer location:
670 Albert Street, Ottawa, ON K1R 6L2


Nikkie Snagg
@The Good Companions
Ext: 2230
Time it will take to contact applicants:


This position would be great for: Adults, Young Adults (19-24)
Number of Positions Available: 3
Good for people interested in: Companionship/Visiting
You will be helping with: Disadvantaged, LGBTQI2+, Persons with disabilities or medical conditions, Seniors, Visible minorities or racialized persons

Volunteer Considerations

  • Police record check required
  • Suitable for community service hours
  • This position can accommodate persons with a disability
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