Friendly Visitor Program

In this pandemic event, social connections are more important than ever. 

But finding them is also more difficult than ever. 

That’s why we’ve worked to reorient our Friendly Visitor Program to Friendly Callers!

Our application packages are available now! Find the form for Callers here, and form for Applicants here.

We all need to feel connected

Reducing social isolation, one visit at a time.

The Friendly Visitor Program connects caring volunteers with individuals who could benefit from regular social visits. Through conversations, attending events, or participating in activities together, a trusting relationship is formed. This can increase feelings of hope, worth, and connectedness. 

Social isolation can contribute significantly to negative health outcomes. The Friendly Visitor Program aims to ensure all members of the community feel connected.

VOLUNTEER COMPANION

Volunteer Companions will be screened and trained to ensure their suitability for the program and to ensure that a compatible match is made with a Recipient. Regular communication with the program coordinator, training, and workshops will ensure volunteers are set up for success.

Volunteer Companions have time to share, have a caring and friendly disposition, and have a desire to be of service to the community. If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you.

RECIPIENT

Recipients are members of our community who may benefit from regular social visits. A Recipient may be a newcomer to Hinton, a parent, a person with mobility challenges, an elderly individual, or any other person who may feel disconnected from the community.

If this sounds like you or someone you know, please contact us to discuss how the Friendly Visitor Program could help. We look forward to hearing from you!

Brochure Download Available Here!

Contact Us


  1. Volunteer Centre Coordinator


    Email

    The Guild
    821 Switzer Drive
    Hinton, AB T7V 1V1

    Ph: 780.865.2670
    Fx: 780.865.2669

    Hours


    Monday - Friday
    8 a.m. - 4 p.m.